Hawkeye has never been anybody’s favorite Avenger (unless you want to be a contrarian), and so the announcement that Jeremy Renner would be headlining his own show was met with rather muted enthusiasm, mostly because no one cared that much. … Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison 80/100 “Reality is lousy,” proclaims Marchino (Marlon Joubert). That is why, according to him, and (apparently) according to Frederico Fellini, we make movies, but is that the only reason? That’s the question driving Paolo Sorrentino’s latest, … Continue reading.
Written by Patrick Hao 50/100 Poupelle of Chimney Town is the first foray into 3DCG animation for Japanese animation studio Studio 4°C. 3DCG (or 3D computer graphics animation) has been a controversial subject amongst anime fans that have placed a … Continue reading.
Written by Maria Athayde 60/100 The Lost Daughter written and directed by Maggie Gyllenhall is a movie on motherhood, unlike anything I have ever seen. In this film motherhood is messy. It is a commendable debut directorial feature for Gyllenhall … Continue reading.
Written by Patrick Hao 35/100 The Erwin Brothers might not be household names yet in the film world, but they are starting to build an empire based on a simple premise: making faith-based films rooted in secular genres. Too often, … Continue reading.
Written by Patrick Hao 45/100 At one point in Denzel Washington’s weepy romance, A Journal for Jordan, the camera pans to give us a full-screen view of Michael B. Jordan’s buttocks. What should be a momentous moment in filmic buttocks … Continue reading.
“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.”Steven Spielberg, Director of West Side Story (2021) Links: Apple Podcasts | Castbox | Deezer | Gaana | Google … Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson 90/100 PTA might be my favorite living filmmaker, so naturally, I had enormous expectations for Licorice Pizza. I’m hugely relieved to find that it did not disappoint. I love the shaggy flow, how loosely the episodes … Continue reading.
Written by Patrick Hao 40/100 In the Winter of 2016, when America was in the throes of a highly contested election, Illumination’s Sing became a massive hit. Its story of a bunch of dreamers stylized with Illumination’s patented and formula-tested … Continue reading.
Written by Maria Athayde 50/100 The Unforgivable, directed by Nora Fingscheidt and starring Sandra Bullock and Viola Davis fails to deliver despite its on-screen talent. The movie feels rushed, the script weak, and fails to properly develop its characters, especially … Continue reading.