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…

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…

The 12 Genres of Christmas

It’s that time of the year again where we find ourselves amidst jingle bells and good cheer and Christmas movies! Now if you find that most Christmas films are too saccharine for your Scrooge-like taste, fear not for we have compiled a list that covers all, from sweet rom-coms to dark sci-fis! 1. Comedy Elf…

Rewind Review: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

I have never been a fan of musicals. It’s the one genre in the realm of film that has more chance of disappointing me than not. Thus, when almost everyone in my group seemed entranced when we were watching Tom Hooper’s adaptation of Les Miserables (2012), I was quietly squirming in my seat wondering when…

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…