03rd Jan2019

‘Burning’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Ah-in Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jun, Soo-Kyung Kim, Seung-ho Choi, Seong-kun Mun, Bok-gi Min, Soo-Jeong Lee, Hye-ra Ban, Mi-Kyung Cha, Bong-ryeon Lee | Written by Chang-dong Lee, Jung-mi Oh | Directed by Chang-dong Lee Beoning, or more commonly known in international territories as Burning, is the first feature from South Korean director and auteur […]

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02nd Jan2019

‘The Possession of Hannah Grace’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Shay Mitchell, Grey Damon, Kirby Johnson, Nick Thune, Louis Herthum, Stana Katic, Maximillian McNamara, Jacob Ming-Trent, James A. Watson Jr., Marianne Bayard, Adrian M. Mompoint, Matt Mings, Gijs Scholten van Aschat, Guy Clemens | Written by Brian Sieve | Directed by Diederik Van Rooijen At the fingertips of Diederik Van Rooijen’s horror, The Possession of Hannah Grace, […]

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31st Dec2018

‘Bird Box’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Machine Gun Kelly, BD Wong, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Vivien Lyra Blair, Julian Edwards, Parminder Nagra | Written by Eric Heisserer | Directed by Susanne Bier In the wake of an unknown global terror, a mother […]

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31st Dec2018

‘Yardie’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Aml Ameen, Shantol Jackson, Stephen Graham, Antwayne Eccleston, Fraser James, Rayon McLean, Mark Rhino Smith, Sheldon Shepherd, Christopher Daly, Alexandra Vaz, Chris-Ann Fletcher, Paul Haughton, Everaldo Creary | Written by Brock Norman Brock, Martin Stellman | Directed by Idris Elba Yardie is the much anticipated directorial debut from much beloved British acting veteran Idris […]

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28th Dec2018

‘The Happytime Murders’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph, Leslie David Baker, Joel McHale, Cynthy Wu, Michael McDonald, Mitch Silpa, Hemky Madera, Benjamin Cole Royer, Brekkan Spens, Ryan Tran | Written by Todd Berger | Directed by Brian Henson The Happytime Murders will undoubtedly be at the bottom of every worst film list of 2018 and with […]

27th Dec2018

‘Holmes and Watson’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Ralph Fiennes, Lauren Lapkus, Rebecca Hall, Kelly Macdonald, HUgh Laurie, Pam Ferris, Noah Jupe, Steve Coogan, Adam Scherr (aka Braun Strowman), Bella Ramsey, Rob Brydon, Wolf Roth, Michael Culkin | Written and Directed by Etan Cohen To say that Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s latest joint exploit, Holmes […]

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27th Dec2018

‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux, Gillian Anderson, Dustin Demri-Burns, Sam Heughan, Hasan Minhaj, Peter Schueller, Mirjam Novak, Kev Adams, Ivanna Sakhno, Jane Curtin, Paul Reiser, James Fleet, Tom Stourton | Written by Susanna Fogel, David Iserson | Directed by Susanna Fogel Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon), two thirty-year-old best friends in […]

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24th Dec2018

‘Dumplin’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Danielle Macdonald, Jennifer Aniston, Odeya Rush, Maddie Baillio, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Luke Benward, Georgie Flores | Written by Kristin Hahn | Directed by Anne Fletcher Willowdean (‘Dumplin’), the plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, signs up for her mom’s Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her […]

24th Dec2018

‘The Guilty’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Omar Shargawi, Johan Olsen, Jacob Lohmann, Katinka Evers-Jahnsen, Simon Bennebjerg, Jeanette Lindbaek, Laura Bro, Morten Suurballe, Guuled Abdi Youssef, Caroline Løppke, Peter Christoffersen, Nicolai Wendelboe | Written by Gustav Möller, Emil Nygaard Albertsen | Directed by Gustav Möller Alarm dispatcher Asger Holm answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the […]

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21st Dec2018

‘Mortal Engines’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheenan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide, Stephen Lang, Colin Salmon, Mark Mitchinson, Regé-Jean Page, Menik Gooneratne, Frankie Adams, Leifur Sigurdarson | Written by Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens | Directed by Christian Rivers If Mortal Engines succeeds at anything it’s officially ending any chance of the original blockbuster existing in […]

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21st Dec2018

‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Colleen Camp, Sunny Suljic, Lorenza Izzo, Braxton Bjerken, Vanessa Anne Williams | Written by Eric Kripke | Directed by Eli Roth Lewis Barnavelt, after losing his parents, is sent to Michigan to live with his uncle Jonathan. He discovers his uncle is a […]

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21st Dec2018

‘Goosebumps 2′ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Caleel Harris, Ken Jeong, Chris Parnell, Bryce Cass, Peyton Wich, Shari Headley, Christian Finlayson, Matthew J. Vasquez, Courtney Lauren Cummings, Jessi Goei, Drew Scheid, Tyler Silva | Written by Rob Lieber | Directed by Ari Sandel Teenager Sarah Quinn (Madison Iseman) lives with her mother Kathy (Wendi […]

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20th Dec2018

‘The House That Jack Built’ Review – Second Opinion

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Sofie Gråbøl, Riley Keough, Jeremy Davies | Written and Directed by Lars von Trier The House That Jack Built is the latest, and reportedly final, cinematic effort from the meretricious and petulant director Lars von Trier. A visionary master of bold and repellent art, with […]

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20th Dec2018

‘BlacKkKlansman’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Alec Baldwin, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Robert John Burke, Brian Tarantina, Arthur J. Nascarella, Ken Garito, Frederick Weller, Michael Buscemi, Damaris Lewis | Written by Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee | Directed by Spike Lee [NOTE: With the film out on DVD and […]

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19th Dec2018

‘Roma’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey, Carlos Peralta, Marco Graf, Daniela Demesa, Nancy García García, Verónica García, Andy Cortes, Fernando Grediaga, Jorge Antonio Guerrero, José Manuel Guerrero Mendoza | Written and Directed by Alfonso Cuaron It physically pains me to report that Alfonso Cuaron’s long anticipated follow up to his 2013 critically […]

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18th Dec2018

‘Papillon’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Rami Malek, Tommy Flanagan, Eve Hewson, Roland Moller, Nina Senicar, Michael Socha | Written by Aaron Guzikowski | Directed by Michael Noer Based on the international best-selling autobiography by Henri Charrière, Papillon follows the epic true story of Henri “Papillon” Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder […]

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18th Dec2018

Xmas Review Round-Up: Christmas Chronicles / The Grinch

by Jak-Luke Sharp

The Christmas Chronicles Stars: Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, Judah Lewis, Oliver Hudson, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Debra Wilson, Kari Wahlgren, Andrew Morgado, Debi Derryberry, Michael Yurchak, Jessica Lowe | Written by Matt Lieberman | Directed by Clay Kaytis The story of sister and brother, Kate and Teddy Pierce, whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus on […]

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14th Dec2018

‘Aquaman’ Review – Second Opinion

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, Ludi Lin, Michael Beach, Randall Park, Graham McTavish | Written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Will Beall | Directed by James Wan After the critical and financial failure of Zach Snyder or Joss Whedon’s Justice League and the […]

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14th Dec2018

‘The Festival’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Joe Thomas, Hammed Animashaun, Claudia O’Doherty, Jemaine Clement, Hannah Tointon, Kurt Yaeger, Noel Fielding, Nick Frost, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Leigh Williams, Lizzy Connolly | Written by Keith Akushie, Joe Parham | Directed by Iain Morris [NOTE: With the film out on DVD and Blu-ray now, here’s a reposting of our review of The Festival, from […]

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13th Dec2018

‘Green Book’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco, Dimiter D. Marinov, Mike Hatton, P.J. Byrne, Joe Cortese, Maggie Nixon, Von Lewis, Jon Sortland, Don Stark, Anthony Mangano, Paul Sloan, Quinn Duffy | Written by Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie | Directed by Peter Farrelly Peter Farrelly’s Green Book is an uplifting and compelling […]

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12th Dec2018

‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Rohan Chand, Matthew Rhys, Freida Pinto, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris, Andy Serkis, Peter Mullan, Jack Reynor, Eddie Marsan, Tom Hollander | Written by Callie Kloves | Directed by Andy Serkis Andy Serkis sophomore effort, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, arrives two years after Jon Favreau’s monumental critically and financially successful […]

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12th Dec2018

‘At Eternity’s Gate’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen, Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Niels Arestrup, Anne Consigny, Amira Casar, Vincent Perez, Lolita Chammah | Written by Jean-Claude Carrière, Louise Kugelberg | Directed by Julian Schnabel Famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh spends his final years in Arles, France, painting masterworks of the natural world […]

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