Category: reviews


Skyscraper: Come Out to Hong Kong, Have a Few Laughs, by David Bax

It’s obvious that, with Skyscraper, writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber and star Dwayne Johnson (reuniting after 2016’s Central Intelligence) set out to make an updated version of the brawny, one-man-against-the-world action movies of the 80s and 90s. That they succeeded is due not...


The First Purge: Phantom Menace, by David Bax

The Purge franchise has never even attempted to be subtle about its social and political allegories. In fact, it’s become less so with each installment. Now, with the prequel The First Purge, it’s practically screaming. You might complain that it’s become too...