An utterly implausible B-movie thriller transformed into an effective thriller by the power of its cast, “Greta” just wants to be liked and will go to any lengths to do it. When Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) finds an abandoned handbag on the subway, she resolves to return it to its owner, Greta Hideg (Isabelle Huppert) … Continue reading Greta (2019) is a dark urban feminist fairy tale masquerading as a B-movie potboiler.
Just in time for the phrase to become politically loaded and potentially tarnished, “Independence Day” returns to cinemas with a sequel two decades in the making. As Earth prepares to celebrate 20 years since the last alien invasion, it falls to current President Lanford (Sela Ward) to reset the counter because – whoops, apocalypse – … Continue reading Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Review
Grungy and Lo-Fi, Director David Robert Mitchell’s “It follows” takes place in the bleak and desolate suburbia of a decaying Detroit of yesteryear or tomorrow or maybe today. There’s an artfully obfuscatory approach to the era in which the film is set, lending it an unsettlingly dream-like quality and providing a fertile environment for the … Continue reading It Follows (2015) Review