Baby Driver’s Ansel Elgort plays the title character in Bill Oliver’s Jonathan, a sci-fi tale that benefits from its modesty yet is hampered by its lack of ambition.
Reviewing movies can be such a subjective experience. Sure, I’m writing about my feelings towards the film and how it affected me, but I also have to keep in mind that an audience – completely different to myself – may engage with it more.
For as rambunctious as Future World is, it’s awfully dull. This disappointing joint effort comes from directors Bruce Thierry Cheung and James Franco, although considering how successful Franco has been as a director, I wonder if he was hired to guide Cheung. Nonetheless, both filmmakers fail at establishing this tattered reality, which falls somewhere between a hellscape and a subsisting rebirth. The survivors also seem to be an uneven mix of copied characters from other movies.
The Bad Batch is a gnarly postmodern western.
Burr Steers’ Pride and Prejudice and Zombies arrives at an awkward time for horror mash-ups.