Michelle Monaghan

Film Review: Every Breath You Take delights in its trashy 1990’s thriller mentality

April 1, 2021

The spirit of the 1990’s thriller is alive and well within Every Breath You Take.  The upper-middle class family having their perfectly manicured lives upended by the arrival of a mysterious figure – this one British and in the form of the disarmingly handsome Sam Claflin – is a road travelled many times before; hell, […]

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Film Review: The Craft: Legacy respects its source material whilst placing its own individual stamp on the familiar narrative

October 29, 2020

Written and directed by an openly gay man and fronted by a quartet of women – one of whom a woman of colour – 1996’s supernatural teen horror film The Craft was, in retrospect, ahead of its time.  2 years before witchcraft would become weekly viewing on the television series Charmed, and over a decade […]

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Film Review: Pixels (PG, USA, 2015)

September 6, 2015

Pixels is not your usual alien invasion fare type film. It’s also not your usual Adam Sandler type film. And it’s also not your usual family type film either. You would think that being unusual would work in its favour but sadly it doesn’t. What this film does have is some funny moments, some really […]

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