REview: The Strays (2023) | What About ‘Us?’

Based on the trailer for Nathaniel Martello-White’s The Strays one could be forgive to thinking that the movie is very much like Jordan Peele movies like Us, which is to say a horror movie with either vague or overtly supernatural overtones. And it isn’t, not at all. The story revolves around a woman, Neve (Ashley […]

Trailer Into REaction: Stardust (2020) | Official Trailer

Stardust appears to chronicle the period of 1972-1974, when David Bowie assumed the persona of Ziggy Stardust, which considering how theatrical he was throughout that period seems particularly cinematic. Though for a moment let’s go to me growing up in, where it was not uncommon to see posters for Bowie’s The Man Who Fell to […]

REview: Who Am I (2014) | A Crime Caper Well Worth Catching

I’m not the greatest fan of subtitles. That being said I’ve been watching quite a few foreign movies lately and what I’ve learned is that they’re a necessary evil, especially if your other option is dubbing. Dubbing are the addition of audio (vocal) tracks, typically done after a movie is made to help it better […]

REview: Uncut Gems (2019) | Addiction Comes In Many Forms

2019’s Uncut Gems was for me a pleasant surprise–though the movie, due to it’s particularly dark subject matter–was not ‘pleasant’ in the typical sense of the word. That’s not to say that it isn’t worth seeing, but it’s very much adult in terms of its language, themes and sensibilities. The movie is a treatise on […]