REVIEW: Greta (2019)

US Theatrical Release Poster – Focus Features

The following is a review of Greta — Directed by Neil Jordan.

It’s been a while since I last felt like walking out of a movie in the middle of it. It still hasn’t ever happened, because every time I feel this way, I’m watching the film with someone I know. Though I did watch the film in its entirety, Neil Jordan’s Greta really pushed me to my limits. Though it starred multiple actors who I enjoy, I had nowhere near as much fun watching the end product as much as it seems Isabelle Huppert enjoyed chewing the scenery in this terribly dull thriller. I’m sure some might say Greta is so bad it’s good, but, to me, it was so bad that even its most outrageously funny lines became infuriating in the long run. Continue reading “REVIEW: Greta (2019)”

REVIEW: Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

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Theatrical Release Poster – 20th Century Fox

The following is a review of Independence Day: Resurgence, a Roland Emmerich film.

It’s been twenty years since the release of the original Independence Day. That film from 1996 is a nice, fun little popcorn film. I have a lot of fun with it, even if it isn’t considered a ‘great film’. That said, I was really pessimistic when I sat down in the theater to watch the sequel, Resurgence. I had heard that Will Smith wasn’t in the sequel, and that Mae Whitman had been replaced by Maika Monroe. I was worried, but I wanted to like the film. Now I’ve seen it, and it’s even worse than I had feared.
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REVIEW: It Follows (2015)

RADiUS-TWC poster for It Follows

*I attribute it to 2015 due to the fact that it was only released at festivals in 2014 – and had a wide release in its country of production in 2015.

I’m not really a horror fan – to be honest – the rest of my family loves the genre, though. This was a horror film that intrigued me, due to the fact that the story in itself actually resembles a nightmare I’ve had multiple times. People going towards me slowly with ill intent.

Unfortunately, I didn’t go to the CPH Pix festival – and I didn’t find time to see it during its wide release in my home country. Instead, I ordered it on Amazon – and the Blu-Ray just arrived. I have never been more excited to review a horror film. Continue reading “REVIEW: It Follows (2015)”