Prey movie review: The Predator franchise gets a pulse-pounding update that chews up and spits out the Marvel template

A survival thriller in more ways than one, Prey brings a female perspective to a famously masculine franchise. Stylistically, tonally, and thematically, it couldn’t be more different from the last entry in the Predator series, a testosterone-fueled action film directed by Shane Black. Released in 2018, The Predator underperformed at the box office and attracted … Read more

Thirteen Lives movie review: Ron Howard’s outstanding Oscar contender is one of the best films of the year

There is a thin line that every fact-based movie needs to walk. It needs to decide, for instance, whether to assume that the viewer is aware of the real-life story behind it, or if they are familiar with only the highlights. Thirteen Lives, the new Ron Howard film based on the (rather recent) Thai cave … Read more