06th Dec2018

‘Boy Erased’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Lucas Hedges, Russell Crowe, Madelyn Cline, Victor McCay, David Joseph Craig, Troye Sivan, Emily Hinkler, Devin Michael, Matt Burke, Lindsey Moser, Jesse LaTourette, Britton Sear, David Ditmore, William Ngo | Written and Directed by Joel Edgerton Jared Eamons, the son of a small-town Baptist pastor, must overcome the fallout after being outed as […]

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06th Dec2018

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby, Michelle Monaghan, Wes Bentley | Written and Directed by Christopher McQuarrie [NOTE: With Mission: Impossible – Fallout now on DVD and Blu-ray, here’s a reposting of our review from the films cinematic release] The Mission: Impossible franchise returns after […]

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05th Dec2018

‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Features the voices of: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Jim Gaffigan, Kathryn Hahn, Chris Parnell, Joe Jonas, Chrissy Teigen | Written by Genndy Tartakovsky, Michael McCullers | Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky In Hotel Transylvania 3, Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage […]

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03rd Dec2018

‘The Front Runner’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons, Mark O’Brien, Molly Ephraim, Chris Coy, Alex Karpovsky, Josh Brener, Tommy Dewey, Kaitlyn Dever, Oliver Cooper, Jenna Kanell, RJ Brown, Alfred Molina | Written by Jason Reitman, Matt Bai, Jay Carson | Directed by Jason Reitman Jason Reitman, coming off the incredibly controversial and mixed acclaim of Tully, […]

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03rd Dec2018

‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Jennifer Ehle, John Gallagher Jr., Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck | Written by Emily M. Danforth, Desiree Akhavan, Cecilia Frugiuele | Directed by Desiree Akhavan The Miseducation of Cameron Post is the second feature from rising director Desiree Akhavan. Her latest, a terrifying tale of sexual oppression by religion is based on the book […]

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30th Nov2018

‘Widows’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Liam Neeson, Jon Bernthal, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Coburn Goss, Alejandro Verdin, Bailey Rhyse Walters, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall, Colin Farrell, Molly Kunz | Written by Steve McQueen, Gillian Flynn | Directed by Steve McQueen Steve McQueen is four for four in terms of cinematic masterpieces after Hunger, Shame, 12 […]

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29th Nov2018

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Features the voices of: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Alfred Molina, Ed O’Neill, Flula Borg, Ali Wong, Sean Giambrone | Written by Phil Johnston, Pamela Ribon | Directed by Phil Johnston, Rich Moore Taking place six years after saving the arcade from Turbo’s vengeance, […]

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26th Nov2018

‘Creed II’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren, Florian Munteanu, Russell Hornsby, Wood Harris, Milo Ventimiglia, Robbie Johns, Andre Ward, Brigitte Nielsen | Written by Sylvester Stallone, Cheo Hodari Coker | Directed by Steven Caple Jr. Steven Caple Jr.’s Creed II, the long-anticipated follow-up to Ryan Coogler’s 2015 film Creed, itself […]

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26th Nov2018

‘McQueen’ VOD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Features: Alexander McQueen, Bernard Arnault, Joseph Bennett, Detmar Blow, Isabella Blow, Katy England, Magdalena Frackowiak, Jodie Kidd, Gary James McQueen, Janet McQueen, Joyce McQueen, Kate Moss, Michelle Olley, Dana Thomas | Written by Peter Ettedgui | Directed by Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui Alexander McQueen’s rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale, laced with the gothic. […]

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22nd Nov2018

‘The Secret of Marrowbone’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth, Matthew Stagg, Nicola Harrison, Kyle Soller, Tom Fisher, Myra Kathryn Pearse, Paul Jesson, Robert Nairne | Written and Directed by Sergio G. Sanchez [NOTE: With the film now out on DVD, here’s a reposting of our review of The Secret of Marrowbone from its cinematic release […]

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21st Nov2018

‘Outlaw King’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Stephen Dillane, Rebecca Robin, Billy Howle, Paul Blair, Sam Spruell, Jonny Phillips, Ben Clifford, Jamie Maclachlan, Duncan Lacroix, Kevin Mains, Callan Mulvey, Steven Cree, Tony Curran, James Cosmo | Written by Bathsheba Doran, David Mackenzie, James MacInnes | Directed by David Mackenzie Scottish native David Mackenzie reteams with his […]

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21st Nov2018

‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Liam Neeson, James Franco, Zoe Kazan, David Krumholtz, Clancy Brown, Brendan Gleeson, Stephen Root, Harry Melling, Tom Waits, Ralph Ineson, Tim Blake Nelson, Tyne Daly, Saul Rubinek | Written by Jack London, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen Joel and Ethan Coen’s latest cinematic venture offers a few firsts […]

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16th Nov2018

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Johnny Depp, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, Wolf Roth, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Derek Riddell, Ezra Miller, Cornell John | Written by J.K. Rowling | Directed by David Yates Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the pinnacle of what is wrong with the modern day blockbuster. The second […]

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12th Nov2018

‘Leave No Trace’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie, Jeffery Rifflard, Derek John Drescher, Michael Draper, Peter Simpson, Dana Millican, Alyssa McKay, Ryan Joiner, Michael J. Prosser, Jeff Kober, Spencer S. Hanley | Written by Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini | Directed by Debra Granik Will (Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests […]

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09th Nov2018

‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Claire Foy, Sylvia Hoeks, Lakeith Stanfield, Stephen Merchant, Cameron Britton, Vicky Krieps, Sverrir Gudnason, Volker Bruch, Mikael Persbrandt, Claes Bang, Andreja Pejic | Written by Jay Basu, Fede Alvarez, Steven Knight | Directed by Fede Alvarez Fede Alvarez’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web is the fifth entry into the famed Stieg Larsson franchise […]

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09th Nov2018

‘Slender Man’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles, Jaz Sinclair, Annalise Basso, Alex Fitzalan, Taylor Richardson, Javier Botet, Jessica Blank, Michael Reilly Burke, Kevin Chapman, Miguel Nascimento | Written by David Birke | Directed by Sylvain White Small-town best friends Hallie, Chloe, Wren and Katie go online to try and conjure up the Slender Man – a […]

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09th Nov2018

‘The Hate U Give’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Anthony Mackie, Issa Rae, Common, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, K.J. Apa, Dominique Fishback, Lamar Johnson, TJ Wright, Megan Lawless, Rhonda Johnson Dents, Tony Vaughn | Written by Audrey Wells | Directed by George Tillman Jr. Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood […]

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08th Nov2018

‘Hunter Killer’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common, Corey Johnson, Adam James, Henry Goodman, Colin Stinton, Carter MacIntyre, Shane Taylor, Mikey Collins, Will Attenborough, David Gyasi, Linda Cardellini | Written by Arne Schmidt, Jamie Moss | Directed by Donovan Marsh American submarine Captain Joe Glass is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress in the Arctic […]

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08th Nov2018

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Review – Second Opinion

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Allen Leech, Tom Hollander, Mike Myers, Dickie Beau | Written by Anthony McCarten | Directed by Bryan Singer, Dexter Fletcher Bohemian Rhapsody has had a long-troubled road to the cinematic big screen. A detailed plagued-production history of Sacha Baron Cohen headlining the […]

07th Nov2018

‘Mid90s’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Sunny Suljic, Katherine Waterston, Lucas Hedges, Na-kel Smith, Olan Prenatt, Gio Galicia, Ryder McLaughlin, Alexa Demie, Fig Camila Abner, Liana Perlich, Ama Elsesser, Judah Estrella Borunda, Mecca Allen | Written and Directed by Jonah Hill In 1990s Los Angeles, 13-year-old Stevie escapes his turbulent home life by hanging out with a new group of […]

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06th Nov2018

LIFF 2018: ‘Suspiria’ Review (2018)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Jessica Harper, Choe Grace Moretz, Doris Hick, Malgorzata Bela, Angela Winkler, Vanda Capriolo, Alex Wek, Elena Fokina | Written by David Kajganich | Directed by Luca Guadagnino Young American dancer Susie Bannion arrives in 1970s Berlin to audition for the world-renowned Helena Markos Dance Co. When she vaults […]

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06th Nov2018

‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black, Tony Greenhand, Beth Ditto, Mark Webber, Ronnie Adrian, Kim Gordon, Udo Kier, Carrie Brownstein | Written and Directed by Gus Van Sant Gus Van Sant’s biopic Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot is a beautifully melancholic coy and frequently dark passage and resulting examination […]

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