Maybe I’ll not feel so sad after I give The Rise of Skywalker a second look.
But this new Black Christmas is a heck of a lot more than a talented filmmaker beating a socially-conscious drum. Takal has manufactured a monstrously entertaining horror riff that intelligent audiences of all backgrounds, races and genders will hopefully find just as much fun to watch as I did, this merry little not-really-a-remake remake a gleefully malevolent horror gift I’m happy I took the time to unwrap.
This new Rabid definitely has bite, and while that it fails to draw any more blood than that produced by a pinprick is undeniably a problem, it’s not a big enough on that I can entirely dismiss what it is the filmmakers have done here.
Jumanji: The Next Level continues a story begun way back in 1995 with wit, intelligence, imagination and creativity, and I’m honestly a little shocked to admit that I cannot wait to see where things go next.
The Aeronauts is a one-of-a-kind achievement, and for that reason alone here’s hoping audiences go give it a look.
Rian Johnson’s marvelous who-done-it (and how’d-they-do-it) all-star murder mystery Knives Out is more than just a witty modern-day riff on a familiar Agatha Christie-like scenario.
Queen & Slim is a nightmare romantic thriller ripped straight out of today’s headlines
“When the Jews return to Zion
And a comet rips the sky
And the Holy Roman Empire rises,
Then You and I must die.
From the eternal sea he rises,
Creating armies on either shore,
Turning man against his brother’Til man exists no more.”
– THE OMEN (1976)
“It’s about having the right people and doing a lot of preparation and planning. You just go through the choreography step by step so that everybody understands where they need to be at any given moment. As long as that’s adhered to we take most of the risk out of it.”
– Robert Nagle, Stunt Coordinator | Ford v Ferrari (2019)