The Low-Down: H.G. Wells’ 1897 novel The Invisible Man has captured the imaginations of readers for over a century and spawned multiple adaptations, among the best known being the 1933 Universal Pictures movie starring Claude Raines. Writer-director Leigh Whannell, the co-creator of the Saw franchise, brings a...
The Low-Down: When Guy Ritchie made the two Sherlock Holmes movies starring Robert Downey Jr, there still was a rough-and-tumble street quality to them. Then he made a movie version of the 60s spy-fi series The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which still had recognisable Ritchie elements. Then he...
The Low-Down: Two years ago, fans of cult horror films received the gift of Mandy, starring King of Weird Nicolas Cage. Cage reunites with Mandy’s producers for another outing into the land of the bizarre and unsettling, bringing writer-director Richard Stanley with him. The Story: Cage plays Nathan...
The Low-Down: The DC Extended Universe has had its ups and downs. While the franchise has its ardent supporters, moviegoers at large have decided that in the cinematic battle between the two big boys in comics, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has emerged victorious. DC’s not going to...
The Low-Down: Genre movie aficionados remember 1989 as the year of the aquatic horror movie: upon learning that James Cameron’s next project would be a deep-sea sci-fi movie, other studios scrambled to make their ‘Aliens but underwater’, even if that’s not what The Abyss ultimately ended up...
The Low-Down: Millions of Americans turn to Fox News for political commentary and opinion every day, and the channel is the preferred media mouthpiece of the current occupant of the White House. This film tells the story of how a pervasive pattern of sexual harassment perpetrated by...
The Low-Down: Miami detectives Mike Lowery (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) burst onto the scene in 1995’s Bad Boys, when the buddy cop subgenre was enjoying a moment. Following a 2003 sequel, talk about a third instalment has swirled for years, with various writers and...
The Low-Down: From director Clint Eastwood and writer Billy Ray comes a biopic about Richard Jewell, the man who called in a bomb threat and was vilified as a suspect. The film is based on the 1997 Vanity Fair article American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell...
The Low-Down: Hollywood has made many World War II epics, but not quite as many World War I movies, likely because of America’s increased participation in World War II compared to World War I. Still, there are several movies set during the Great War which are considered...
The Low-Down: While he’s had a long career in his native New Zealand, Taika Waititi has become a hot property in Hollywood over the last several years. What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople earned Waititi widespread acclaim, and he has had mainstream...
The Low-Down: Armed with a US$17 million budget and a co-director, comedy cult film Castaway On The Moon (김씨표류기) director Lee Hae Joon attempts on the disaster genre with a Korean A-List cast. What if the largest volcano in the Korean Peninsula erupts not once, but multiple...
The Low-Down: Animation studio Blue Sky is best known for the Ice Age movies, but also made the two Rio movies about Spix’s Macaws. Blue Sky turns their attention to a far more common bird in this action-comedy, loosely based on Lucas Martell’s 2009 animated short film...

Guns Akimbo (2020) – Review

The Low-Down: Daniel Radcliffe’s post-Harry Potter career has featured several eclectic roles. From playing a...

Bloodshot (2020) – Review

The Low-Down: Marvel and DC might be the big boys in the comics game, but...

Till Death: the star and creators of She’s a Terrorist and I Love Her talk the dark comedy series

With its wanton swearing, sexual situations, sometimes-graphic violence and yes, depictions of terrorism, She’s a...

Onward (2020) – Review

The Low-Down: Marvel Cinematic Universe stars Tom Holland and Chris Pratt take a detour into...

The Invisible Man (2020) – Review

The Low-Down: H.G. Wells’ 1897 novel The Invisible Man has captured the imaginations of readers...