Tag: USA

REVIEW: Dumbo (2019)

If there is a topic that seems to dominate among film geeks this year, it is Walt Disney's growing program of live-action adaptations based on their animated back catalogue. It was only back in late May that I wrote: 'It is a program of films powered by crass commercialism and audience nostalgia, and most of ...

“Nobody goes free!” | Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)

Hollywood is, if nothing else, opportunistic. Take as an example Lamont Johnson’s 1983 science fiction adventure Spacehunter: Adventures In the Forbidden Zone. One-part space opera, one-part Mad Max pastiche, it took advantage of a then-new technique for shooting feature films in stereoscopic 3D – a novelty that had been popular in the 1950s but proved ...

REVIEW: Season of the Witch (2011)

In the early 14th century, two knights (Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman) fleeing from the Crusade are given a choice: face justice for their desertion, or escort an accused witch to a remote monastery in order to be judged. Accompanied on their journey by a priest, a trader, and a young aspiring knight, they soon ...

REVIEW: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot was a box office flop in 2016, promoted widely as a laugh-out-loud comedy starring Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Margot Robbie (I, Tonya) but generating complete disinterest among audiences and disappointment among critics. The actual film is hardly a comedy at all, of course, and simply employs satirical elements to express its cynicism ...