A good friend of mine had urged me to watch the Safdie Brothers’ latest, Good Time, for a while and I was keen to, for sure. It had been on my radar for a while, and I remember excitedly reading the glowing reviews from Cannes earlier in the year. But what really sold me on […]Read more "Good Time"
It’s finally here! I remember when I first saw T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), the Black Panther, in Captain America: Civil War (2016). I was completely blown away. When it was announced he would star in his own film, I was so excited. I eagerly anticipated the release of this film. It seemed like the longest wait […]Read more "‘Black Panther’ review: Afro-Futurist Film is a Game-Changer in the MCU and Superhero Genre"
Sometimes a film can feel painful. Sometimes a film can hurt. Sometimes a film can be beautiful. For me, Call Me by Your Name was all these things and more. Recently, I’ve watched quite a few films that have impacted me in such a way that I can’t seem to forget about them, and this […]Read more "‘Call Me by Your Name’: Summer On-Screen"
The Shape of Water finds writer/director Guillermo del Toro at the peak of his powers as he delivers a charming and delightful fantasy-romance story, where a janitor (Sally Hawkins) and an amphibian god-like creature (Doug Jones) fall in love. Set in the 1960s, The Shape of Water tells the story of Elisa Esposito’s encounter and […]Read more "The Shape of Water"
Wonder: A condescending and shallow feel-good drama ★★☆☆☆ Wonder is a well-intentioned but un-insightful film about 10-year-old Auggie (Jacob Tremblay), who was born with a rare genetic disease that required he undergo several surgeries and left him with severe facial deformities. After being home-schooled his entire life by his mum (Julia Roberts), it is now […]Read more "Wonder"
Directed by April Mullen, written by Stephanie Fabrizi, shot with an all-female crew. Below Her Mouth is an erotic lesbian drama enthusiastically anticipated by the LGBTQ+ community. And yet, it fell flat. Classic story of a lesbian film: Featuring the butch lesbian – a player – and the “straightie,” as always, confused about her sexuality. […]Read more "Below Her Mouth"
The Greatest Showman is nothing if not a fitting tribute to P.T. Barnum. As much of a hoax as many of the oddities peddled by the man himself, the directorial debut of long-term VFX man Michael Gracey is as sketchy a retelling as they come, and ultimately gutted by that same artifice. Hugh Jackman is […]Read more "The Greatest Showman"