Love & Peace is a charmingly inconsistent monstrosity

3 Stars (3 / 5)


You never know quite what you’re going to get with Sion Sono.

The cult Japanese director’s most recent film, Shinjuku Swan, was a live-action adaptation of a manga about a young talent scout’s forays into the red light district; the one before, Tokyo Tribe, a futuristic gang warfare film featuring almost literal “rap battles”.…

GI Joe: Retaliation is a “Strikes Back” no one asked for

2 Stars (2 / 5)


Cinematic adaptations of beloved 1980s toy lines are not generally renowned for their artistic qualities.

Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise may have grossed more money than the GDP of most South American nations, but its eye-popping action was more migraine-inducing than Avatar-immersive.…