Thursday 14 December, 2017

Loop at the Movies: The Cutlass, a review

Local film, The Cutlass, finally hit theatres this week, and Matthew Bailey and Sommerleigh Pollonais tell us what they thought of the award-winning film which was featured at the Cannes Film Mart at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. 

Inspired by a true story, The Cutlass looks at a trip to a remote beach that turns to terror as a young woman finds herself in the grasp of an unpredictable and dangerous man. Taken from her friends at gunpoint and dragged deep into the island rainforest, she must quickly learn to navigate the unforgiving landscape as well the tangled mind of her abductor.

 

Also in theatres is Girls Trip, starring Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett-Smith. When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

The Emoji Movie, a film about Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji, features a star-studded cast of voice actors like T.J. Miller, James Corden, Patrick Stewart, Christina Aguilera, and Sofia Vergara. Based on initial reviews, however, it appears that not even the stars could save this flick.