Category Archive: 2018

Netflix’s MANIAC (2018) is a bizarre mindbender that throws ‘normal’ out the window

Netflix’s Maniac follows two strangers who partake in a mysterious pharmaceutical trial that will no doubt change their lives for good. Maniac is a limited series written and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga… Continue reading

True-crime mockumentary AMERICAN VANDAL is back with a thrilling Season 2

American Vandal, Netflix’s mockumentary series that took everyone by surprise in 2017 with its perfect blend of dick-drawing satire and genuine true-crime intrigue is back and this time the stakes are through the… Continue reading

SEARCHING (2018) is a deeply engaging mystery thriller bolstered by an emotional lead performance

From first-time writer/director Aneesh Chaganty, Searching is a mystery thriller about a father’s desperate search for his missing 16 year old daughter. Who’d have thought paying to stare at a computer screen for an… Continue reading

SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER (2018) is a by-the-numbers Netflix romantic comedy

Sierra Burgess is a Loser stars Shannon Purser and Noah Centineo in a romantic comedy about mistaken identity and an unexpected romance. This is another romantic comedy from Netflix which plays up the… Continue reading

Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick shine in A SIMPLE FAVOUR (2018)

A Simple Favour is a crime thriller/comedy directed by Paul Feig and starring the charismatic duo Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick. From the initial trailer A Simple Favour presents itself as a crime mystery… Continue reading

TRUTH OR DARE (2018) is your typical generic supernatural slasher

Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare is nothing more than a mediocre supernatural slasher that blends into the genre without merely a blip on the radar. Blumhouse usually spends its time putting out some great… Continue reading

CRAZY RICH ASIANS (2018) shines with brilliant performances and a distinct visual flair

Directed by Jon M. Chu, Crazy Rich Asians follows Rachel Chu (Constance Wu), a New Yorker who travels to a wedding in Singapore where she will meet her boyfriend Nick’s (Henry Golding) crazy rich… Continue reading

Nicolas Cage Is On A Rage-Filled Revenge Quest In MANDY (2018)

Mandy is a crazy two-hour LSD trip led by a totally unhinged Nicolas Cage performance. The film follows Red (Nicolas Cage) and Mandy (Andrea Riseborough) who live a peaceful life in the Pacific… Continue reading

SLENDER MAN (2018) is better at putting you to sleep than scaring you

Slender Man is based off online stories about the titular supernatural being whose fame was born 9 years ago and died about as far back. In the film, a group of girls decide… Continue reading

TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE is the best rom-com of 2018

Netflix’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is the latest teen rom-com coming of age story and it may just be the best of the year so far. The story follows Lara… Continue reading