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Tag Archive: film reviews

Is Joker a big troll?

We’ve perfected the art of giving things the attention they don’t deserve.

The Walking Deadpan

The Dead Don’t Die is a zany genre trip.

Godzilla remains a political monster

A blockbuster with a political pulse.

Rocketman: a musical desperate to break out

Hold me closer tiny song and dance numbers.

The Poké-Noir of Detective Pikachu

Grounded in a world of cute totem creatures with its buddy cop premise but the sins of video game films lurk.

Shazam! Adventures in Superhero-ing

The DC Comics stable of superheroes have finally found a groove

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.