Reclaiming the Rotten: Karyn Kusama’s Æon Flux (2005)

Posted by - April 5, 2021
Each month, we at FilmHounds take a look at a director’s back catalogue and pick their lowest rated film on Rotten Tomatoes and ask ourselves – why? Why is it their least loved among critics? Regardless, we attempt to see the good in it. This Month: Karyn Kusama’s ÆON FLUX (2005)  Rating: 9% Karyn Kusama

“I won’t judge. I will kill” – Russian Raid (Film Review)

Posted by - March 11, 2021
It's very rare that a film wears its influences on its sleeve like Russian Raid does. Even in the description of the plot on IMDB the film is said to be inspired by Gareth Evans' The Raid. It's like calling all the Bourne films "American James Bond". Sadly though, Indonesian The Raid this is not...

“A Woman Doorman?!” – The Doorman (Film Review)

Posted by - January 12, 2021
When Ruby Rose left Batwoman, she was probably hoping for a step up. A chance to become an action star. It’s doubtful that this is what she had in mind. The Doorman follows Ruby Rose as an ex-Marine with a dark past. She becomes a doorman so she can have a calmer life, but when

“Don’t try to understand it, just feel it” – Tenet (Film Review)

Posted by - August 27, 2020
Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s newest, mind-boggling film comes loaded with expectations not only in terms of it needing to deliver spectacle and entertainment, but also revitalising cinemas in the midst of a pandemic. An unnamed man, only referred to as The Protagonist, is first seen assisting the CIA in an operation to retrieve an object. It

“These Pills Will Topple Governments” — Project Power (Film Review)

Posted by - August 15, 2020
Netflix has been a reliable source of cinematic fun during the coronavirus pandemic, releasing a selection of its biggest blockbusters while other studios have been sitting on their hands in lieu of the multiplex. The latest is the stylish, super-powered thriller Project Power, which rips unique abilities from the pages of comic books and houses

Reclaiming the Rotten: Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch

Posted by - January 4, 2020
Each month, we at FilmHounds take a look at a director’s back catalogue and pick their lowest rated film on Rotten Tomatoes and ask ourselves – why? Why is it their least loved among critics? Regardless, we attempt to see the good in it. This Month: Zack Snyder’s SUCKER PUNCH (2011) Rating: 22% This new

“I Think Women Can Do Anything” – Charlie’s Angels (Film Review)

Posted by - December 3, 2019
It seems like every other generation, more or less, gets their Charlie's Angels reboot. The original TV series ran for the second half of the 1970s, while the noughties played host to two film outings for a new version of the team. This time around, we're rebooting the Townsend Agency for an era in which