Jackson Dunn in a still from Brightburn (category IIB), directed by David Yarovesky. Elizabeth Banks and David Denman co-star.

Brightburn film review: high-concept super-villain horror settles for clichés, half-baked ideas

  • The Omen meets Superman in this small-town coming-of-age tale of a boy who falls from the sky. Ominous changes set in when the adopted Brandon turns 12
  • Sadly, bar a few gnarly death sequences, there is nothing scary about this film. Unconvincing and lacking dynamism, its ending is deeply underwhelming
Topic |   American films

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Jackson Dunn in a still from Brightburn (category IIB), directed by David Yarovesky. Elizabeth Banks and David Denman co-star.
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Isabelle Huppert in a still from Greta (category IIB), directed by Neil Jordan and also starring Chloe Grace Moretz.

Greta film review: Isabelle Huppert terrorises Chloe Grace Moretz in campy horror

  • Huppert’s hyperactive performance is the best thing about Greta as she moves from a mentally disturbed character into a full-blown Cruella De Vil
  • But the film lacks originality, the scary scenes are duller than they should be and characters do the usual dumb things when under threat
Topic |   European films

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Isabelle Huppert in a still from Greta (category IIB), directed by Neil Jordan and also starring Chloe Grace Moretz.
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