Over on Twitter I run an account that gives movie reviews in twenty words or less. In a fast and moving world, attention spans can be short, especially on social media. I challenged myself to strip away the excess fat from reviews and post my succinct thoughts that get to the heart of how I feel. New releases, old classics, first-time viewings, and tenth time rewatches
See below for a round-up of the last two month’s content.
Greenland – Old fashioned disaster flick with an abundance of absurdity, but frantic pacing and tension made it better than I expected.
Censor – The concept of blurring the lines between video nasty and reality works really well, capped off with a fantastic finale.
Klown – Borderline unwatchable at times due to some wildly inappropriate content…but I still laughed a ton at the dark humour.
Con Air – Explosive action that isn’t ashamed of its own ridiculousness. ’90s cheese is best cheese. ’90s Cage is best Cage.
Boiling Point – Intimate one-take drama where the tension is high, yet it’s the moments of private reflection that really stand out. Excellent.
The Witch Part 1: The Subversion – Unpredictable twists with some insanely fun action, all underpinned by a charismatic Kim Da-mi. Can’t wait for the second chapter.
Nightmare Alley – An intriguing plot, top performances, and oozing with del Toro’s signature style and atmosphere. Very good, if a tad predictable.
Titane – An excruciating, shocking and provocative assault on the senses. A little too bizarre, but I was mesmerised by the end.
Sweat – Explores the highs and lows of being an online influencer, with a captivating Magdalena Kolesnik at the heart of everything.
Scream (2022) – Tones down the meta nonsense (slightly) and ups the scares and tension. Flawed, enjoyable, the franchises best since Scream 2.
The Northman – Took a while to hook me but once it did I was swept away by the Eggers magic. Epic cinema.
The Matrix Resurrections – Tries to get the nostalgia juices flowing, but numerous info dumps and an overly complicated plot left me completely disengaged.
Panic Room – A masterclass in tension building and suspense, the straight forward premise and restricted setting don’t hold it back. Underrated.
Have you seen any of these films and if so, what did you think of them?