Written by Patrick Hao "...it is no wonder that someone would utilize Willem Dafoe’s talents in such a movie. With Dafoe’s angular no fat body, mischievous smile, and dark burdened persona, Dafoe is perfect for the tormented protagonist of “Inside.”"… Continue reading.
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Written by Patrick Hao "But, at 85 minutes, “Moving On” is quick and surprisingly insightful. Unlike “9 to 5,” this film is not a revenge fantasy. Rather it is a rumination of the turmoil of age - one that is … Continue reading.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Written by Patrick Hao "“The Super Mario Bros. Movie” seems perfectly happy being what it is - a successful brand crossover meant to inflate the bottom line. “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” might as well have been made by the … Continue reading.
Written by Patrick Hao "Matt Ruskin’s “Boston Strangler” seemingly has two goals in mind. First, to capture the trend of the true crime genre, a bonafide hit in every conceivable entertainment medium these days. Second, to convey a “girl boss” … Continue reading.
Written by Patrick Hao "What do you say about a movie that follows the structure of every inspirational sports movie comedy ever made? Bobby Farrelly’s “Champions” is a straight-down-the-middle sports comedy where instead of the ragamuffin..."… Continue reading.
Written by Patrick Hao "I have long maintained that Joe Erwin, along with his brother Andrew, are two of the most fascinating filmmakers/moguls working in movies today. Their niche is beyond that of evangelical finger-wagging of..."… Continue reading.
Written by Patrick Hao "“Marlowe” has no sense of tangibility. Everything about the movie is made pursuant to what came before it. And even then, it is absent all pleasures that are usually derived from the genre. With the newer … Continue reading.
80 for Brady
Written by Patrick Hao "The film is noticeably cheap, with the budget understandably reserved for the four stars at the center of the film. And the film is lit and shot so garishly that it made my teeth hurt. Yet … Continue reading.
Knock at the Cabin
Written by Patrick Hao "While as a filmmaker, Shyamalan has often been compared to Spielberg, but in preoccupation, Shyamalan might be more akin to Scorsese in the way his characters have a torturous relationship with faith and dogma. Shyamalan’s characters … Continue reading.
Sundance 2023: The Amazing Maurice
Written by Patrick Hao "With such imaginative plot, it is quite underwhelming for the film to feel so lazy, from the animation to the rote screenwriting. The film relies on its garish overlit CGI animation to attempt to keep their … Continue reading.