Review: Black Panther (2018)

SPOILERS AHEAD! Unless you are living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of a little indie movie called Black Panther and how it is such a historic success. And for the most part I totally think the hype is well deserved and here is why: Having seen this movie only yesterday, I don’t think I’ve…

Review: The Greatest Showman (2018)

The Greatest Showman reminded me of High School Musical. Not because Zac Efron is in it, but because it is as sugary and as sanitized as a Disney Channel movie musical. And I could hear my pretentious self, protesting. But I suppose I have always been susceptible to musicals. And to Hugh Jackman, who made for…

Top Ten Movies of 2017

Sometime during the first few days of December, I realized two things: 1.  I haven’t been updating my Letterboxd account which gave me a panic attack, thankfully one that is short enough for me to properly sit down and recall, from my already terrible memory, the movies I have watched since my last log in…

Review: Justice League (2017)

A couple of months back, a three-level shopping mall just opened in our city, and with it came 6 cinemas. And for that I am thrilled because at least it will divide the crowds. Although I have come to realize that the crowds still converge on that other mall because this new one charges a…

Review: Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

I remember a couple of years back when Edgar Wright’s name was first attached to Ant Man, and everybody was excited. But sadly that excitement was short-lived as he went on to leave the film due to “creative differences”. After that, I assumed that Marvel Cinematic Universe operates on some sort of template, a set…

Review: Baby Driver (2017)

I have developed a tiny bit of antipathy for car crashes and car explosions and car chases. Unless it is in Valhalla or Tatooine, or set in some brilliantly crafted set piece, and the cars look like monster trucks from hell or intergalactic speeders. But cops chasing regular cars on regular streets, I view with…

Review: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

One of things Lily and I talked about, before watching Blade Runner 2049 was whether or not we could take with us, people who haven’t seen the original version, Ridley Scott’s 1982 Blade Runner. I deduced that yes, they would probably make a movie that can stand alone, it’ll be beneficial too, finance wise, not…