Doctor Sleep is probably the most perplexing Hollywood remake/reboot/sequel of the year. Although Stephen King's source material is strong, engaging and even creepy at times, along with Mike Flanagan's visual flair for the gothic and grim, it buckles under the heavy half-assed attempts to bring back characters (and certain locations) from The Shining.
Ghost Town Anthology is a new French-Canadian supernatural drama that takes a wonderfully explicit look at the gossip and ghosts of lonely small-town life, and you can catch a special Q&A screening of the new film with director Denis Côté this Halloween in Edison Filmhub.
Terminator: Dark Fate is probably the first Terminator film since Terminator 2 to (sort of) do the originals justice. Compared to James Cameron's iconic films, it's not that great, but compared to all the other sequels and reboots, including 2015's disastrous Terminator: Genisys, it's a pretty decent blockbuster and boasts the return of one of the franchise's most lovable characters...
Maleficent returns in a sequel that attempts some big ideas relating to violence and terrorism but crumbles a bit when it inevitably caves into being 'just another kids movie'. All in all though, it was invigorating to see two equally ambiguous female villains go head to head.
New German serial killer film The Golden Glove will hit Czech cinemas this Thursday (17/10) and is an insanely violent portrait of the infamous serial killer, which is absolutely worth seeing... but don't say I didn't warn you.
Prague's Aussie and Kiwi Film Fest will celebrate its 6th year from November 1st - 2nd in cinemas Kino Lucerna, Kino Atlas and Kino Ponrepo with a tantalising mix of classic and contemporary cinema from the shores of Australia and New Zealand, including a special screening of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. So crank the ABBA and dust off your finest frock because your three favourite queens are coming to town!
Joker is a gritty and thrilling contemporary adaptation with an awards worthy performance from Joaquin Phoenix. A disturbing and demented origin story that breaks down the iconic Batman villain and strips him raw. What we're left with is a frail, damaged and vulnerable member of a failed society... Even so, the film doesn't break as much ground as one might expect.