Harry Moore

November Film Reviews 2022

Words by Harry Moore    Halloween Ends David Gordon Green directs the closing chapter in his Halloween trilogy which promises to be the final clash between the mask wearing killer, Michael Myers and Jamie Lee Curtis’ original final girl Laurie Strode. Halloween Ends takes place four years after the events of the previous two films, 2018’s Halloween and last year’s Halloween Kills, with the constantly terrorised town of Haddonfield grappling with the communal trauma that Michael has inflicted upon them. That trauma manifests in the townsfolk looking for a new bogeyman as Michael has disappeared into the shadows since his …

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October Screen Reviews

  Best new movie Smile When a psychiatric doctor watches as her patient commit a violent and disturbing suicide in front of her, she begins to experience host of horrifying and increasingly hostile hallucinations which lead her to believe that she is being haunted by a supernatural presence. Filmmaker Parker Finn makes his feature length debut with Smile, an effective horror film that reveals an emerging director who possesses a strong sense for creating unsettling imagery, most notably the recurrent eponymous smile that reveals that the entity is present. Finn should also be commended for delivering well-worn horror tropes in …

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October 2022 Screen Reviews

Best of the Silver Screen and the Small Screen   Best New Movie: Confess, Fletch The latest adaptation of Gregory McDonald’s Fletch novel series does an admirable job of bringing the comedic detective series to modern audiences, many years after Chevy Chase’s iteration of the character. Jon Hamm stars as the investigative reporter, Irwin M. “Fletch” Fletcher, hot on the case of searching for his wealthy fiancé’s (Lorenza Izzo) stolen collection of priceless paintings—until he stumbles into a murder investigation where he gets labeled the presumptive prime suspect. Greg Mottola, the director behind Superbad and Adventureland, helms the picture keeping …

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Small Screen Reviews

Better Call Saul Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould managed to accomplish the nearly impossible feat of making a prequel to one of the most beloved and acclaimed television series of the last 20 years with Breaking Bad. The crime drama set in Albuquerque not only matches the quality of that show but also deepens the audience’s connection to many of the supporting characters who inhabited Walter White’s (Bryan Cranston) world. Set years before the events of Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul follows the corner-cutting Jimmy McGill’s (Bob Odenkirk) devolution into becoming the criminal lawyer Saul Goodman who helped build Heisenberg’s …

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September Movie Reviews

Bullet Train A group of disparate and colorful assassins are placed on a speeding bullet train traveling from Tokyo to Kyoto in order to complete a job from a mysterious benefactor. Brad Pitt stars as the perennially unlucky retired hitman, Ladybug, in this entertaining but overly convoluted action comedy from director David Leitch, one of the minds behind the John Wick series and several other major action films from the past decade. The film’s plot is filled with double crosses and revelations that makes it nearly impossible to describe the events in an efficient manner, but the film is saved …

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August Film Reviews

Nope Jordan Peele has enjoyed one of the most unexpected second acts in the history of Hollywood; going from being a cult hero in the sketch comedy scene to being arguably the most prominent mainstream auteur to emerge in American cinema in the last 20 years, with Peele presenting himself as a kind of 21st century Rod Serling, telling modern-day parables about our culture through a lens of horror and science fiction. With his latest film, Nope, Peele looks to the skies to create thrills that are on the biggest scale he has done yet as an adaptive alien being …

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Small Screen Reviews

The Boys With superhero films and TV series dominating Hollywood for over a decade, it was inevitable a project would come along that sends up the mechanics of the genre and gives a satirical look at the cape and spandex-clad characters. The Boys, which is in its third season on Prime Video, shows us a world in which superheroes are depraved egomaniacs who act above the law and whose public images are handled buy a shady multinational corporation; essentially answering the age-old question of “what would the world look like if superheroes were real?” that has echoed around comic book …

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July Film Reviews

Jurassic World: Dominion The sixth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise brings together all the stars from the almost 30-year-old series and asks the question of what would the world look like with dinosaurs and humans living side by side—and then swiftly ignores that premise in favor of a story about preventing some big bugs eating crops. Following events from 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom where dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes are set free from the captivity of a collection of shadowy elites by Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and a little British girl clone (Isabella Sermon), allowing the …

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