Review: Captain Marvel (2019)

We all know there is a lot riding on Captain Marvel. The MCU’s first female-fronted superhero film, ever. And this film has had it rough, with trolls review-bombing it with fake negative reviews even before it got released. But Captain Marvel won’t be brought down and has since been enjoying the number one spot in…

Review: Bumblebee (2018)

Franchise fatigue. This is what I felt after the third Transformers movie. The Bayhem can wear you down.  So I wasn’t really keen on seeing another Transformers movie to be honest, especially since over the years, as each Transformers installment rolls out, the reviews seem to get more and more vicious each time. But I got…

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: Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD As George R.R. Martin once said, stories in which only the extras die are “such a cheat”. All men must die. Valar Morghulis. This is true. But here’s the deal, deaths should have a purpose, they should make sense to the overall story. The cause of death doesn’t matter, death by meat grinder, death by…

Misfits and British Television

TV REVIEW: MISFITS (2009-2013) A few days ago, I finished watching all 5 seasons of E4’s Misfits (2009-2013, a British science fiction, comedy-drama tv show created by Howard Overman.This is a fairly old (3-4 years ago old) show about a group of young offenders all of whom, while in the middle of their appointed community service,…

Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD How many has it been? Five Spider-Mans? (Spider-Men?) Five is quite a number. I mean sure, in terms of quantity, Spider-Man still falls a movie or two short of say, Batman, Superman, and perhaps Wolverine. But five movies later, 3 from Sam Raimi, and 2 from Marc Webb, are more than enough…

Review: Wonder Woman (2017)

Last Sunday, everybody in my city seemed to have trooped en masse to watch Wonder Woman. We were able to catch the earliest and first showing, and so the crowd wasn’t as big. But when we got out of the cinema the people waiting to get in for the second showing snaked for miles. And I…

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Who would have thought Guardians of the Galaxy would work? Nobody even knew who James Gunn was. Not unless you are a serious horror fan. Knowing this makes me hopeful not only about bringing to the big screen, obscure Marvel characters, but also about unlikely director-superhero movie pairings. Jon Watts best known for the indie…

Mini Reviews #5: La Famille Belier and The Guest

La Famille Belier (2014) The Belier Family follows Paula Belier, the sixteen year old daughter who happens to be the only hearing member of the Belier family. Acting as the family’s interpreter for both their work and home life, Paula has become an indispensable member of the unit. But their lives get a little bit shaken…

Review: Captain America: Civil War (2016)

There is this bit of wisdom that I realized as I was sitting inside the theater, halfway through Captain American: Civil War (2016). Said nugget of wisdom was imparted on me by all-knowing 10-year old nephew who declared that the movie feels like it has all the bits and pieces of the other solo movies…