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…

Movie Face-Off: Bad Education vs. Keanu

Bad Education (2016) VS Keanu (2016) Or should I say The Brit vs The Yanks? Bad Education and Keanu both represent the first feature lenght outing of talented comedians Jack Whitehall, and the duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Both of them bursting into the comedic scene during the year 2012, Whitehall with his stand-up that won him…

Review: Ghostbusters (2016)

Warning: Spoilers ahead! When my sister and I came out of the theater, we had different reactions to Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters. My sister was an angry nerd. She was griping about it from the moment we walked out the doors, all the way to the car ride back home. Exaggerated she called it. And as…

Old New Discovery: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

I first heard of Brooklyn Nine-Nine when it pulled an upset and nabbed a Golden Globe for Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy back in 2014. It was quite a shocker because Brooklyn Nine-Nine was a very young show back then, virtually an unknown with just one season under their belt. They were able…

Rewind Review: Pretty Woman (1990)

Garry Marshall’s Pretty Woman is one of the most iconic movies of the 90s. Everybody knows Pretty Woman. It is so famous, it has become entrenched in popular culture, so much so that my subconscious assumed I have actually seen the movie in its entirety, but I haven’t. Well, now I have. And coming into it,…

Review: Sisters (2015)

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are among the biggest names in comedy. Individually, they have made their mark in their respective hit TV shows and SNL sketches. But together, they seem to be an even bigger force to be reckoned with. It’s been almost eight years since we last saw these two in a movie.…

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…