Brightburn (2019, dir. David Yarovesky)

An adopted boy finds out that he is an alien when his superpowers are triggered by puberty. Its neat inversion of the Superman origin story notwithstanding, Brightburn doesn’t quite know what to do with its premise, or with the horror route it takes. Nevertheless, an interesting minor film, with an eye for small-town detail.

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Brightburn (2019, Dir. David Yarovesky)

An interesting evil-superman origin story idea that takes way too long to get going and deliver much of anything. There are some gory moments, however it mostly lacks the required conviction of its premise. It may well earn itself a better sequel though. Want a second opinion? Click here!

The Happytime Murders (2018, dir. Brian Henson)

A puppet PI and his former partner team up to solve a series of murders. It nearly works, but the emphasis on gross-out humour instead of playing the Roger Rabbit-ish concept means that some good moments, decent playing and undoubted technical expertise all get lost.