‘Honeydew’ Review: A Poor Attempt at Arthouse Horror

Honeydew Review

In recent times, the so-called sub-genre of elevated horror has allowed for quite a few brilliant releases. Attempting to go beyond simple scares, these films often instead focus on building dread and telling enthralling stories. When done right, the results are glorious but the reality is that many attempts, unfortunately, miss the mark. Written and directed by Devereux Milburn, Honeydew is a movie that fails to reach the lofty goals it sets up for itself. Despite flashes of good filmmaking, this poor attempt at arthouse horror is as forgettable as they come.

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‘Nobody’ Review: A Fun Ride From Start to Finish

Nobody Review

Despite an abundance of storytelling potential, action films often fit within a small number of narrative categories. While a cliché plot can limit overall quality, it is still very possible for a movie in this genre to cover old ground in an entertaining way. Directed by Ilya Naishuller, Nobody embraces classic tropes to deliver a fun ride from start to finish. Although rather unoriginal, this is a release that many viewers will gain a huge amount of enjoyment from.

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‘The Empty Man’ Review: A Surreal Experience That You Won’t Soon Forget

The Empty Man Review

While some horror releases are comfortable within a familiar territory, others attempt to expand beyond what viewers may expect. Of course, the more complicated the narrative, the higher the risk of failure. However, when done well, the results yielded can sometimes be quite special. Directed by David Prior, The Empty Man is a movie that wears the veil of a cliché horror film, soon revealing itself to be far deeper than you would expect. Although there are clear flaws present, this surreal experience is one that you won’t soon forget.

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#ReleaseTheShorterCut: The Flawed Reality of Unnecessarily Long Movies

Justice League

The recent release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League has resulted in a number of discussions within the online cinema space. The characters and story have been rigorously debated but it is the 4-hour runtime that has been a specific focus point highlighted by many. Brought up by some as a strength, the length seems to be encouraging more calls for director’s cuts and expanded film durations in general. The truth is, most movies need to be shorter, not longer.

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‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Review: Spectacular Monster Fights Burdened by the Moments in Between

Godzilla vs. Kong Review

Delivering rampage and destruction, cinematic monsters (or Kaijus) have made a huge mark within the history of motion pictures. For many viewers, the concept of larger than life creatures invading our world is very appealing. Pitting the two biggest stars of the genre against each other, Godzilla vs. Kong is a new release that aims to settle a decades-old debate. Directed by Adam Wingard, the film delivers spectacular action and glorious fight scenes. Unfortunately, beyond the titular combatants, the movie fails to establish an effective plot or interesting human characters.

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