Category: fantasy

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 ...

REVIEW: Hook (1991)

American businessman Peter Banning (Robin Williams) travels to London to help honour "Grannie" Wendy (Maggie Smith), whose orphanage housed him as a child. Once there, however, his children are kidnapped by Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) and taken to the Neverland of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan. Peter learns the truth: that he is the real Peter Pan, all ...

REVIEW: The Mummy Returns (2001)

Seven years after defeating the mummy Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo), Rick (Brendan Fraser) and Evelyn O'Connell (Rachel Weisz) are dragged back into the action when forces working to resurrect Imhotep kidnap their six year-old son and take him to Egypt. Hot in pursuit, Rick and Evelyn race to prevent Imhotep and his servants from reviving the ...

REVIEW: Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana (Gal Gadot), Princess of Themyscira, travels from the safety of her home to the front lines of World War I to aid American spy Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) and to confront and defeat the war god Ares - whom she believes is responsible for creating the conflict in the first place. It beggars belief ...