Review: Spotlight (2015)

With the onslaught of journalism dramas, there are only quite a few that made their marks in the movie world. Among others, there’s The Insider (1999), Ace in the Hole (1951), Frost/Nixon (2008), and All the President’s Men (1976), which was hailed as THE journo drama by which all journo dramas were measured against. Then…

Review: The Danish Girl (2015)

Transgender has been hailed as 2015’s word of the year. Which is not surprising because the transgender community has truly been in our consciousness a great deal last year. Olympic gold medal winning decathlete Bruce Jenner came out as a transwoman on April 2015. The U.S. military service policy on the exclusion of transgender people…

Review: The Big Short (2015)

So here you have a movie that talks about collateralized debt obligations, credit default swaps, the housing market and mortgage-backed securities. If you feel a headache coming on, I hear you. The onslaught of financial jargon can be quite a handful to take in at one go. But with The Big Short, Adam Mckay makes…

Review: The Walk (2015)

Last week, I just went to the cinema without a plan on what movie to watch. So I really have no idea about this movie until I saw the poster while buying tickets. So what is The Walk about? The Walk (2015) is a biographical drama film based on the story of the French high-wire…

Review: Straight Outta Compton (2015)

Coolio’s Gangsta’s Paradise is perhaps the only gangsta rap song I can claim to know. There is this thing I do with my sister, she and I take turns singing one verse after another, both having weak lungs, solo singing of one whole rap song to completion will lead to asphyxiation. Anyway, I digress. All…