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Tag Archive: reviews

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.

The End is Inevitable in Avengers: Endgame

A magnificent mortality fable across time.

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.

The lessons of the 52 films by women pledge

Filmmaking skews male so you have to poke it back.

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.