Category: 2/4

Mediocre

Stowaway [2021] ★★

This slow, often intriguing space drama from writer/director Joe Penna could have and should have been more tense. After a terribly dull opening sequence, “Stowaway” tries to convince you that you’re in for something special. No luck. Toni Collette leads a solid cast that features Anna Kendrick and […]

Holidate [2020] ★★

Star power can save a movie from being a complete waste of time. Case in point: “Holidate”, Netflix’s latest rom-com starring Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey. They play two strangers completely fed up with the pressure of having a date on every holiday, so they decide to be […]

The Paramedic [2020] ★★

In this generic Spanish thriller, Mario Casas plays a paramedic who, after a tragic accident that left him paralyzed, begins to suspect that his girlfriend is cheating on him. This is a setup for a cat and mouse game (think Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window”, with Casas wheelchair bound), […]

Project Power [2020] ★★

It doesn’t take much time for this Netflix action film to take an intriguing premise and turn it into something way too familiar. “Project Power”, starring Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt,  imagines a world where a pill can give you unpredictable superpowers for five minutes. But every fairytale […]