Greta feels like a dispatch straight from the early-‘90s – and I’m not complaining.
But Widows exhibits cosmetic similarities with the heist genre, it resolutely resists generic conventions.
We watch Bond movies to be transported to glossy locations and marvel at beautiful people, not to trudge through underlit apartment buildings in the depths of winter.
A Simple Favour is a self-aware, genuinely funny spin on the overheated airport novel genre.
The Snowman is an unmitigated disaster.
Thanks to Vendetta Films, ccpopculture has 5 double passes to give away to 47 Metres Down, releasing in Australian cinemas August 24th.
Fede Alvarez and Jane Levy’s follow-up to Evil Dead offers scares, nasty twists and insight into the twisted underbelly of American in decline.
Trust Denis Villeneuve to take what could have been a fairly conventional drug war thriller and transform it into a hollowed-out horror movie. His latest film, Sicario is, at its core, a scathing indictment of modern American patriarchy. He pulled a similar trick with 2013’s underrated Prisoners, realising an unapologetically pulpy script as a deeply…
The Gift opens on ominous shots of an abandoned, modernist mansion, grey stone and brown wood gleaming dully in the afternoon L.A. sun. Soon, Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall), a professional couple from Chicago, will be escorted through the hollow house by a real estate agent. But for now it lies dormant, the…
The nation-centric film festivals that flit their way through Australian capitals tend to offer the same sort of fare, for better or worse: a mix of arthouse indies, accessible comedies and the occasional crime drama. As a horror/thriller film, Shrew’s Nest is an outlier in the 2015 Spanish Film Festival lineup. Directors Juanfer Andrés and…