Bacurau (2020) delivers bleeding edge social satire and gleeful grindhouse thrills in equal measure.

There’s something disquietingly relevant about “Bacurau” that elevates it above the pack of class warfare movies vying to artistically interpret the current dystopian zeitgeist. Sharper than “Knives Out”, more metaphorical than “Parasite” and high calibre than “The Hunt”, there’s something in the premise of this brutal Brazilian satirical thriller that anticipated and therefore parallels the…

In a world of spin, propaganda and outright lies, Fox News seems like a counter-intuitive choice for a fact-based drama: Bombshell (2020) Review

In a world of spin, propaganda and outright lies, Fox News may seem like a counter-intuitive choice for a fact-based drama but facts there are in this frustratingly superficial look under the rock of America’s foremost right-wing rhetoric factory. The film charts the eventual fall from…well, not grace exactly…in any event, it charts the fall…

Netflix plumbs the delusional depths of the secret life of Walter Shitty in artless white trash soap opera Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem & Madness (2020)

Imagine, if you will, tigers (and other big cats) were oil and the writers of “Dallas” smoked an ungodly amount of meth before sitting down at their keyboards. The result would probably be much like the unbelievably-not-satirical “Tiger King: Mayhem, Murder And Madness” currently taking a literally captive Netflix audience by storm. Crammed into an…

In a season already overloaded with candy, #TrollsWorldTour (2020) offers a further opportunity to exceed your RDA of artificial colourings and synthetic sweetener.

The long-awaited follow-up to overachieving 2016 smash “Trolls” finally hits screens in controversial and reduced circumstances, becoming one of a handful of pioneer titles pushing the premium ‘home premiere’ format as cinemas around the world remain shuttered. So, more than ever, the question becomes is it worth the price of a ‘ticket’? As Queen Barb…

Four Kids And It (2020) won’t grant Sky’s wish for an original movie hit.

There seems to be a clear and predictable trajectory now for ‘network original’ productions, pioneered by Netflix, of course, and followed by Amazon Prime and, at some distance, Sky. That trajectory is: scooping up bargain rejects from other production companies, buying slightly better/ more viable productions of modest quality, co-financing ambitious productions and then, finally,…