Royale

Bad Times At The El Royale (2018)

Bad Times At The El Royale first published by Sight & Sound, December 2018 Review: Like his directorial debut Cabin in The Woods (2012), Drew Goddard’s second feature as writer/director, Bad Times at the El Royale, also concerns a structure with hidden rooms, secret surveillance and the heady clash of stories/storeys – but its chief…

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters (2016)

Its plot revolves around a bullied, emasculated nerd who wants to open a portal to a parallel universe of paranormal entities so that he can finally become the bully himself, raining down vengeance upon a world where he has never fit in and leading all his former persecutors on a merry (disco) dance. Rowan (Neil…

Huntsman

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

Snow White and the Huntsman first published in S&S July 2012 Review: In the opening sequence of Snow White and the Huntsman, an omniscient narrator reveals that the titular heroine “was admired throughout the kingdom as much for her defiant spirit as for her beauty.” The very fact that there is such a narrator takes viewers…