Author Archives for Stephen Applebaum

2019 Articles

Arctic film review: A grim but powerful slog through the frozen wilds
Arctic film review: A grim but powerful slog through the frozen wilds
A minimalist tale of man-versus-nature, Joe Penna’s debut feature immerses us in the daily routine of Overgard (Mads Mikkelsen), the [...]
June 28, 2019
Toy Story 4 review: A visually stunning nostalgia fest that lives up to the franchise legacy
Toy Story 4 review: A visually stunning nostalgia fest that lives up to the franchise legacy
The question on my lips when Toy Story 4 was announced was: why? Toy Story 3 seemed like the perfect [...]
June 28, 2019
Dragged Across Concrete film review: S Craig Zahler directs Mel Gibson in a well-constructed cop drama that leaves a bitter taste
Dragged Across Concrete film review: S Craig Zahler directs Mel Gibson in a well-constructed cop drama that leaves a bitter taste
Director S Craig Zahler doesn’t make things easy for his audience. A strong stomach and buttocks of steel were pre-requisites [...]
April 12, 2019