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Category Archive: film reviews

The Lifestyles of the Rich and Ruthless in All the Money in the World

Greed is good if you’re a Getty.

Pig Little Lies

To live in a capitalist culture, you have to live a lie, that’s the gambit of the brilliant Okja.

The gods and monsters of Alien: Covenant

Leverages the franchise’s canon into bold, existential ideas about artificial intelligence and the relationship between gods and monsters; fathers and sons.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Stuck on rewind in space

Vol. 2 has the revelry of the first, but it feels regimented, like a party planner hired to recapture the magic of a spontaneous night out.

Oh Jackie

Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman) rides in the back of a ambulance following the assassination of her husband, John F. Kennedy (Brody and Aiden Weinberg). She lists names to her companions and asks if… Continue reading

Assassin’s Creed is a slave to the material

Everything, even the title, gets unpacked. There is nothing left to the imagination.

Becoming an avatar of what you love in La La Land

A relief from the potholes of life as we envision the best versions of ourselves in snappy musical numbers.

Rebel Yell

In war – Rogue One is desperate to underline the ‘war’ in ‘Star Wars’ – hope is the ideal motivational poster but it can’t be instilled without sacrifice.

Ghostbusters lights em’ up

A blast with barbs for gender politics snuck in-between big laughs.

The Dream of the Nineties is Alive in Independence Day: Resurgence

Unashamedly goofy and sincere with its absurdity.

Warcraft, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing

A submissive digital splat.

Girl Asleep gets bittersweet with maturity

Exquisitely encapsulates the struggle between adolescence and maturity with wide-eyed apprehension.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople and the Discomfort of Being Affable

It’s like being killed with kindness, a good problem to have but a hard one to define beyond pleasantries.

Green Room: No Posers

Pulsates on the collision of youth and violence.

The Comical Pandemonium of The Nice Guys

A crime tale that leaves the screwball comedy bruised and bloody with a retro reinvention of sorts.