Friday, 24 March 2017 00:14

Get Out Review

Films about racism hew closely to the same template so often that when something as fresh as Jordan Peele’s Get Out comes along, it’s all the more effective. Instead of the usual worthy period piece that depicts black characters overcoming prejudice, Peele tackles the subject through a whip-smart and wickedly funny horror. Crucially, it’s also set in the here and now, not in a shameful bygone era that some might like to think we’ve moved past; this is the contemporary black experience and all of the anxieties that entails.

Wednesday, 04 April 2012 18:43

Cabin in the Woods Review

After spending almost three years on the shelf after MGM went bankrupt, it seemed like Cabin in the Woods would never see the light of day. Finally, thanks in no small part to writer/producer Joss Whedon and star Chris 'Thor' Hemsworth's involvement in the upcoming superhero blockbuster The Avengers, it has made it out into the world. With any film that's been stuck in development hell, there is always the suspicion that it's going to be a disaster and while the circumstances are different on this occasion, the result is disappointingly the same.