The Meyerowitz Stories review “Family drama at its finest”

The Meyerowitz Stories posterDid you know you can now vote in the 3rd Movie Metropolis Alternative Oscars? Pick your favourite films and film stars of 2017. It takes less than 3 minutes to complete the survey, with winners being announced on Oscars night.

There’s nothing more entertaining to watch than a dysfunctional family. The drama, the arguments, the conflict and the hilarity all contribute to a genre of film that, overall, isn’t hard to hold your attention. Noah Baumbach’s recent Netflix dramedy, The Meyerowitz Stories, definitely does not skimp on family drama, nor should it. Continue reading

Super Dark Times review “A film that disturbs you into watching”

Super Dark Times posterIndie horrors are often classed as some of the best ones out there. It Follows, The Blair Witch Project and Saw are all examples of the indie horror genre creating something, a story so disturbing and chilling, that it lingers. Netflix has done that with Super Dark Times.

Super Dark Times follows best friends Zach and Josh as they navigate teenage life in the 1990s. However, a gruesome accident leads to a secret they need to keep, which eventually drives a wedge between them, propelling them down a rabbit hole of escalating paranoia and violence. Continue reading

The Babysitter review “How not to be a babysitter”

The Babysitter posterWho doesn’t like a comedy horror movie? They combine the best of both worlds: the sadistic, gore-loving, blood-drenched genre of horror, and cheesy, light-hearted, laughs. However, it is a fine art to master. Netflix’s latest stab at the pastiche, The Babysitter, is definitely a good attempt. Is it, however, art?

The answer, in short, is no. It’s not art, but it’s thoroughly entertaining throughout its 85-minute running time. As far as horror-comedies go, it isn’t the worst.

The film follows Cole (Judah Lewis) as he spies on his babysitter after his bedtime, only to find out that she is the head of a satanic cult. What follows are a series of deaths and attempted deaths, all varying in extremeness and graphic content. Continue reading

Okja review “The film that turned me vegetarian”

Okja posterNetflix has been hitting it out of the park with their original movies and TV series recently. Stranger Things, The Sinner, and Gerald’s Game have all been recent Netflix releases, with a caliber to beat some of the most seasoned of television broadcasters and filmmakers. One of the main films that stood out to me was Joon-ho Bong’s Okja – a heartfelt tale of a ‘superpig’ and her family.

Okja follows a young girl called Mija and her mission to save her best friend, Okja, from being kidnapped by a multi-national company. As much as this is a magical and funny tale of friendship, it is also a heartbreaking satire for corporate greed and the mistreatment of animals in the food industry. Continue reading