Film Review: The Meg

★★★☆☆ Loosely based on a series of trash sci-fi horror novels, The Meg surges into as many multiplexes as it can muster this weekend hoping to offer the kind of Jaws-lite jolts that enraptured a generation back in 1977. It’s also very conspicuously the type of American-Chinese co-production that we’ll undoubtedly see more of Continue Reading

Film Review: Sicilian Ghost Story

★★★☆☆ Based on the real-life abduction of Giuseppe di Matteo, Sicilian Ghost Story combines teen romance, realist crime drama and gothic fable. Writer-directors Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza’s second feature is an impeccably shot, often gripping picture that falls just short of its psychological aspirations. As 13-year old Giuseppe (Gaetano Fernandez) walks home Continue Reading