Category: fantasy

REVIEW: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Four teenagers in detention find themselves sucked inside an old Jumanji videogame cartridge, receiving new bodies (played by Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black) and a life-or-death mission to save the fictional jungle nation from an evil archaeologist. Escaping the game means defeating the villain, and each of them only has three in-game lives ...

REVIEW: Jellyfish Eyes (2013)

There is a long, rich tradition of fine artists making a transition into filmmaking. It is, after all, just another medium for expression- and a primarily visual one at that. American painter Julian Schnabel made the jump with his excellent 1996 biographical drama Basquiat, before moving on to acclaimed films like Before Night Falls and The Diving Bell and the ...

REVIEW: Harmony: The Five Frequencies Saga Part I (2018)

Harmony (Jessica Falkholt) is a homeless 21 year-old who possesses the ability to absorb the fear of other people. When she is drawn into both the life of a troubled young man (Jerome Meyer) and the activities of a violent street gang, she must learn to master her powers to face the greater challenge to ...

REVIEW: The Company of Wolves (1984)

Neil Jordan's 1984 film The Company of Wolves adapts the short story of the same name by author Angela Carter - who also co-wrote the film's screenplay. It tells not one narrative but several, all linked together in such a manner as to make it a maddening thing to summarise. A girl dreams of living in an ...

REVIEW: Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)

Rich land owner Frederick Hoffman (Sam Neill) loses his wife in a carriage accident in the woods, leaving him to raise their daughter Lilli on his own. Years later a teenage Lilli (Monica Keena) is troubled to see her father remarry to the mysterious Lady Claudia (Sigourney Weaver). Before long Claudia is revealed to have ...

REVIEW: Lady in the Water (2006)

Cleveland Heep (Paul Giamatti) works as the superintendent of a Philadelphia apartment block. One night he discovers a mysterious young woman in the block's swimming pool. Named Story (Bryce Dallas Howard), she turns out to be a water nymph known as a Narf, come to inspire a writer living in the block who will eventually ...

REVIEW: The Shape of Water (2017)

Baltimore, 1962: Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins) is a non-verbal woman working as a cleaner in a secret government laboratory. When she witnesses the laboratory's new specimen brought in for study - a humanoid amphibious creature - she immediately forms a personal connection to it. When it is scheduled for dissection, Elisa risks everything to set ...