TV Review: Strong Girl Bong-soon (2017)

Plot: Do Bong-soon (Park Bo-young) was born with superhuman strength. Her strength is hereditary and passed along only to the women in her family. Her dream is to create a video game with herself as the main character. She desperately wants to become a willowy and elegant woman, which is the ideal type of her…

Review: Ocean’s 8 (2018)

My sister and I had long been excited for Ocean’s 8 because let’s face it, an all-female ensemble heist movie doesn’t get made very often. Heck, an all-female anything in Hollywood are few and far between despite the obvious fact that a lot of female-fronted films have been successful in the box office. Anyway, yesterday…

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…

Review: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

I was not surprised to see Guy Ritchie’s name attached to a project like this. His Sherlock Holmes movies were box office successes. And while I don’t think they were particularly memorable, they weren’t rubbish. But I admit, I had my doubts because while Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock can be easily modernized, and can easily…

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: The Lobster (2016)

When I first heard of The Lobster and its fanciful plot, I was sold. Sounds like one of those whimsical fairytales where people get turned into a pig, or a rat, or an animal of sorts, for not following very specific rules that make absolutely no sense at all in the first place. I was…