SXSW 2021: Paul Dood’s Deadly Lunch Break

★★★ New SXSW comedy Paul Dood’s Deadly Lunch Break evokes a familiar mood that fans of British humor will enjoy immensely. It’s a demented blend of Hot Fuzz and Spree that somehow paints the lead character simultaneously as both unhinged psycho and affectionate softie. Paul himself is majorly weird, with an innate charm that sadly … Continue reading SXSW 2021: Paul Dood’s Deadly Lunch Break

Film Review: Chaos Walking

★★★★ The next big young-adult film series may be on the horizon. Chaos Walking blends dated ideas about gender dynamics with thrilling, intricately-staged set pieces. An exciting ensemble cast led by a naive, energetic performance from Tom Holland keeps the film from ever dragging. Undoubtedly, the sci-fi action thriller shares DNA with other big YA … Continue reading Film Review: Chaos Walking