Tag: film

REVIEW: The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

It seems likely that, in years to come, The Cloverfield Paradox will be remembered more for its canny marketing strategy than for the film itself. Produced by Paramount Pictures as the third instalment of their weird anthology series of genre thrillers, but then delayed from release, sold off to Netflix, and launched worldwide for anyone to view ...

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: Under Siege (1992)

A group of mercenaries take over the battleship USS Missouri, led by the volatile ex-CIA operative William Strannix (Tommy Lee Jones). With the crew locked in the ships' forecastle and the captain executed, the only hope of preventing the mercenaries from stealing the ship's complement of nuclear warheads is the cook: former Navy SEAL Casey ...

REVIEW: Menashe (2017)

Menashe (Menashe Lustig) lives in the Hasidic community of Borough Park, New York. His wife Lea passed away almost a year ago, separating Menashe from his son Rieven (Ruben Niborski) due to cultural tradition; the boy must be raised in a home with a mother and father. In the week leading up to his wife's memorial ...

REVIEW: Rouge (1987)

In 1930s Hong Kong the courtesan Fleur (Anita Mui) enters into a passionate romance with the pharmacist Chen-pang (Leslie Cheung), one that ends in tragedy when Chen-pang's wealthy family refuse to allow their relationship to continue. In 1987 Fleur appears in the office of a Hong Kong newspaper, searching for the lover that abandoned her ...

REVIEW: Red Pier (1958)

Yakuza mobster Jiro (Yujiro Ishihara) has run away from the Tokyo police, and remains holed up in Kobe. At the city port he witnesses a man get killed, only to later find himself romancing the man's sister Keiko (Mie Kitahara). Before long Jiro is hunted down by out-of-town criminals, while the police continue to close ...