Knives Out Review – Rian Johnson wows with whodunnit

Knives Out is an unusual movie. It’s a murder ‘whodunnit’ in the style of Agatha Christie. Except for Murder on the Orient Express by Kenneth Branagh there are not many of those. The story is told as a comedy, a black comedy at that. Starring a ensemble cast including Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer, Ana de […]

Earthquake Bird Review starring Alicia Vikander

One of the movies I have long been looking forward to is Earthquake Bird, based on the novel by Susanna Jones. I am quite a Japanophile, with a formal study in the Japanese language. That is besides my education as a softwareengineer. Neither the original novel nor this movie are long. The original source material […]

Terminator Dark Fate Review

If there is one movie I did not want to watch this year it was Terminator Dark Fate. The sixth movie in a franchise is rarely any good. After Terminator 3 through 5 crashed and burned I was done with the franchise. And yet, the movie is directed by Tim Miller who also directed Deadpool. […]

Happy Halloween 2019 + schedule for the fall

I will start by wishing everybody a Happy Halloween Halloween is slowly starting to become more of an event where I live. In fact I saw the first pumpkin lanterns just now as I was walking outside through the autumn coldness. And there is plenty to do this Halloween weekend. Playing Luigi’s Mansion 3 and […]

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker trailer opinion

Finally, the official trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has become available online. The movie, directed by J.J. Abrams, is slated for release on December 18th. This coincides with the official start of the ticker sales. Fans have been looking forward to the trailer with trepidation, as part of a general anxiety around […]

Earthquake Bird Trailer and Preview

Yesterday saw the release of the official trailer for Earthquake Bird. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Susanna Jones and start Alicia Vikander. Set in the late 80s Japan Vikander plays Lucy Fly, an expat who becomes the lead suspect in the disappearance of her friend Lily. Earthquake Bird […]

Joker Review – the most depressing movie of 2019 and its greatest

For most of the year the movie I was looking forward to most was Joker. When a famous actor – especially a character actor such as Joaquin Phoenix – stars in the origin story of one of the best villains of all time you know it will be great. You know it will also be […]

Ad Astra Review – Brad Pitt subverts expectations

One of the oddball movies to see this year was for me Ad Astra. Before I saw it yesterday I knew very little about it. It appeared on my radar 2 years ago as some low-budget sci-fi flick, it just happen to star Brad Pitt, and Tommy Lee Jones, and Donald Sutherland as well as […]

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Review

The ninth and latest movie by director Quentin Tarantino is an homage to the late 60s and the final days of Hollywood’s golden age. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood revolves around a trio of characters as they try to make their way in the movie business. I expect most readers to be familiar with […]

The Dead Don’t Die Review – a summer zombie slasher

For a few weeks the horror comedy The Dead Don’t Die has been running in theaters. I was surprised the movie received mixed review. I expected that a stellar ensemble cast including Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton and Chloe Sevigny would succeed in creating a classic. Director Jim Jarmusch is an experienced director. Sadly, […]