Sunday Short Reviews


Every Sunday, Gill delves into his archive of over 800 movie reviews and randomly selects three for your enjoyment! Here are this week’s…

Mr. Brooks
I was genuinely surprised by how much I enjoyed this movie. A cool, dark, disturbing exploration of addiction and obsession, and a creepy portrait of a serial killer to boot. However, as is the case with many other films, this movie was good not because of Kevin Costner, but in spite of Kevin Costner. William Hurt makes up for Costner’s shortcomings with a good performance, though, and Dane Cook is also surprisingly good here. Not the best movie ever made, but better than I expected.
3.25 out of 5

High Tension
High Tension delivers the tension it promises! Lots of great suspenseful scenes and a classic 70’s slasher movie formula make this a pretty wicked horror flick indeed. The ending does threaten to throw off the whole thing a bit, but if you can overlook it, High Tension is a masterful work of suspense filmmaking.
3.75 out of 5

Meet Me In St. Louis
A decent musical and a portrait of a very different time in American history. The music is fun, but the things that make Meet Me In St. Louis fun to watch are the details that seem ridiculous by today’s standards, like the fact that the family leaves all the lights in their house on all the time. My favourite part of this movie was when the grandfather of the family, who lives in the same house as his four grandchildren, declares “I have twelve guns in my room!”
3 out of 5

See you next Sunday for three more thrilling short reviews!

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