I probably say this every year, but it’s been a good year to be a movie fan.
One Cut of the Dead is a brilliant long con of a movie, with a lot of heart and even more guts.
Craig Brewer’s Dolemite Is My Name is a loving biopic of Rudy Ray Moore, the comic and Blaxploitation star often deemed “the Godfather of Rap.”
The thing about Ford v Ferrari is that Ferrari isn’t really the villain.
James Mangold’s film chronicles the Ford Motor Company’s efforts to bolster their public image by beating Ferrari at the gruelling twenty-four hour Le Mans race. But by the time unpredictable driver Ken Miles faces off against the Italian carmaker, we’re just satisfied that he’s prevailed over his naysayers at Ford.
The posters for Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit describe it as “an anti-hate satire,” which seems like a pre-emptive reassurance to anyone caught off-guard by its jarring opening scene: a nervous ten-year-old boy anxiously preparing for his first day at a Hitler Youth camp.
It’s probably best to go into Robert Eggers’s latest film blind – although after seeing it, I’m happy to report, I still couldn’t tell you what precisely was going on.
IT Chapter Two won’t make a lot of sense if you haven’t seen the first installment, but it’ll be immensely satisfying for fans – and may even win over franchise agnostics.
Bong Joon-ho’s black comedy Parasite starts out quietly clever and builds to a carefully orchestrated mayhem.
A collection of eerie folk tales compiled by Alvin Schwartz, Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark was one of the more sinister tomes to sneak its way into Scholastic book fairs.
Martin Scorsese’s produced another great gangster movie with The Irishman, the supposed life story of a union thug who became a mafia hitman.
Glam metal legends Motley Crüe finally got the cinematic treatment in this year’s The Dirt.
Ready Or Not is a horror comedy about a new bride who, in order to officially join the family, must play a potentially deadly game.