I haven’t even reviewed REC or Quarantine yet, and here I am writing about its much lesser-known sequel, Quarantine 2. Why? Because it’s much lesser-known, I suppose – and even bad sequels deserve a bit of love sometimes, if they have a half-decent idea behind them.
As handycam horror movies go, The Bay is a pretty good one. It’s just unfortunate that it’s a totally oversaturated genre; if every movie used the concept this cleverly, maybe ‘found footage’ wouldn’t be a byword for ‘bad horror’.
David Bowie was a complicated and fascinating public figure. He was heavily political in various different ways throughout his career, and always seemed to be wrapped in layer upon layer of art and aesthetics and half-truths and exaggerations. He wore his sexuality like statement clothing – out and proud and visible, but changeable at will. The only thing that never changed about him was his extraordinary impact, not only on the music industry but on popular culture in general.
As buzz about Netflix’s Making of a Murderer series keeps growing and theories about its subjects’ innocence or guilt swirl around, I’m pulled back once again to the documentary that complicated my entire outlook on guilt and justice.
This is one of those movies that everyone should see.
I love Sherlock Holmes, and ordinarily I love this BBC adaption. Unfortunately, for the most part, this outing just didn’t tick all the boxes. Set in Victorian London, The Abominable Bride gives us a taste of what the series could have been like had Moffat and Gatiss not gone for a contemporary adaption.
Not that this episode was without its merits – but thank goodness they did.
Yesterday I reviewed In the Heart of the Sea – so why not stick with sea creatures for today’s old movie review? We’re wading into the dark waters of 1999, which is scary in itself, to hark back at this sci-fi horror movie that I was desperate to see when it was released. I was seven years old.
Clearly, I had impeccable taste.
Reviews of this epic based on the true story behind Moby Dick are mixed – but personally, I’m entranced. Intense, well-paced and complex, it combines blockbuster action with interpersonal politics, the guilt and moral turbulance attached to survival in the face of a disaster, and that most fatal, inescapable of human flaws – greed.