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The Ritual – Review

All the ingredients are there, but it’s just a missed opportunity. The bunch of friends are all likeable, well-cast and well-acted, their banter carrying the film in the first act nicely. The constant sinister atmosphere is good, but sadly the horror and scares are missing, with the end feeling like such an unsatisfying mess that it eclipses most of what was good in the beginning.

Table 19 – Review

 TL;DR Witty, enjoyable script Funny, likable characters which give the film heart Good cast, but comic genius Stephen Merchant criminally underused But not much happens and often feels like it’s lagging Nothing really feels special about the movie, but it’s comfortable and enjoyable enough ———————————————— Table 19 is a simple, refreshing comedy of which we […]

Life – Review

TL;DR Well-written and performed characters – key to a film set in such a small location where you need to care about them Quick pace to keep everything exciting but not so hurried as to detract from quality But nothing stands out and nothing is special – Gravity and Alien without the special ‘je ne sais quoi’ ————————————— […]

Ghost in the Shell – Review

TL;DR Looks good – CGI is impressive, action scenes are slick and exciting But no heart and little engagement with characters or story Scarlett Johansson strong as Major, but can’t help feeling this part was made for an up-and-coming Asian actress ——————————————– Based on the original manga by Masamune Shirow in 1989, for some people […]