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

”Chaos Starts Now” – Chaos Walking (Film Review)

Posted by - March 29, 2021
Doug Liman’s Chaos Walking has been a long time coming. Filmed in 2017, the film was deemed un-releasable by Lionsgate at the time and the studio ordered reshoots in 2018 to improve on the Tom Holland – Daisy Ridley - starring sci-fi epic. Now, over 3 years after principal photography wrapped, the world finally sees

“I’m Not A F*cking Superhero” – Archenemy (Film Review)

Posted by - February 11, 2021
Adam Egypt Mortimer’s Daniel Isn’t Real was a treat for fans of cosmic horror; the film was a swanky, terrifying take on imaginary friends and also explored mental health with kindness and empathy, with plenty of gore and body horror to please the hardcore fans. Mortimer now returns to our screens with Archenemy, his take

Reclaiming the Rotten: Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time

Posted by - February 1, 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: Ava DuVernay’s A WRINKLE IN TIME (2018) Rating: 42%

‘Trouble Thinking Clearly’ – Cognition (Short Film Review)

Posted by - October 20, 2020
Cognition is an ambitious attempt to expand the scope of what you would normally expect from a short film. This is a genre often filled with small-scale stories, but this twenty-seven-minute featurette is anything but. It seeks to worm its way to the very core of its protagonist’s mind, charting his traumatic reaction as he

“Shaman of Sperm” – High Life (Film Review)

Posted by - May 10, 2019
There were two early images that struck me when watching Claire Denis's new film, and English language debut, High Life. The first is its arresting, unforgettable title card sequence, in which the film's moniker fades into view as the audience sees a tableau of bodies floating in the void of space, seemingly suspended in place

Like That Film You Love But Worse – Armed Response (Film Review)

Posted by - October 15, 2017
There comes a point in everyone's life where they have to accept that not all films are going to be directed by John Carpenter. Sure, it would be better if they were, but they aren't. Yet, it's still pretty much undeniable that Carpenter is still the benchmark by which post-80s horror must measure itself. There's