REVIEW: Shadow in the Cloud

For a year that was itself pretty out-here, 2020 was strangely devoid of cinematic oddities.

As such, I was forced to award my “Mad As Arseholes” award to a film that wasn’t technically released till New Year’s Day.

Shadow in the Cloud is a glossy, unabashed genre mashup, which repositions that old Twilight Zone standard “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” as WW2 aviation thriller, creature feature, and feminist parable.…

The Equalizer is a fairly brutal middle-of-the-road actioner

 

The major issue that almost every attempt to adapt beloved ‘80s TV franchises to the big screen is tone.

Michael Mann’s Miami Vice might have had cigarette boats and more suit jacket-t-shirt combos than you can shake a brick (of coke) at, but, amidst all the neo-noir stylings, it lost it sense of cool.…

Kick-Ass 2 opens a mid-sized can of meta whoop-ass

 

Superhero sequels are all about the escalation. Spider-Man 2, X2, The Dark Knight: they all feature villains who come about as a result of the heroes’ actions in the first film.

As The Joker says to Batman, “You’ve changed things – forever”.