All posts by Cal Reid

The Beekeeper

The Beekeeper

There are few pleasures in life that are as satisfying as watching Jason Statham royally mess up a bunch of..
American Fiction

American Fiction

From the moment Jeffrey Wright’s Thelonious ‘Monk’ Ellison cathartically sends an overentitled undergraduate running from his lecture hall in tears..
Godzilla Minus One

Godzilla Minus One

If there’s one word best suited to describe the King of the Monsters’ return to the big screen in 2023,..
Napoleon

Napoleon

Almost all great historical movies, especially those of the big-budget roadshow variety popular during 1950s and ’60s, disregard fact for..
The Exorcist at Fifty

The Exorcist at Fifty

With the death of William Friedkin, the film world lost one of its most innovative figures. During the 1970s, Friedkin..
The Equalizer 3

The Equalizer 3

Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua return with the third, and reportedly final, outing for Robert ‘The Equalizer’ McCall. Having been a..
Talk to Me

Talk to Me

A sensational directorial debut from Australian brothers Daniel and Michael Philippou, Talk to Me is one of the most unnerving,..
Heart of Stone

Heart of Stone

I’d like to begin by citing the title of a Guardian review of Gal Gadot’s latest spy thriller, Heart of..
Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer ranks as another superb achievement for the modern blockbuster’s greatest director. The three-hour biopic covers the life of the atomic..
The Flash

The Flash

The much-delayed DCEU multiverse adventure has finally arrived. The landscape of the superhero genre has changed exponentially between production and..