Review: Triple Frontier (2019)

Triple Frontier (2019) boasts a talented and extremely good-looking set of actors, all of which have achieved massive star power with their filmography. Oscar Isaac has never disappointed me. He nails every role he is given. I still cannot forget how excellent Garrett Hedlund is in Mudbound. And I am still bummed that Charlie Hunnam did…

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…

Mini Reviews #4: Queen of Katwe, Nocturnal Animals, and Moana

Hello, all! It’s been awhile! Quite a long while, I know! We haven’t stopped watching movies if that’s what you’re asking. It’s an addiction we can’t and won’t quit. It’s not that we haven’t tried writing something. Benny and I made plans to do an Oscars post. But we just couldn’t catch up on watching…

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…

Review: The Revenant (2015)

The Revenant is truly something else, perhaps I can go as far and say that it is unlike anything I have ever seen before in terms of the craft. It is a masterclass in film making with Alejandro G. Iñarritu’s direction and Emmanuel Lubezki’s cinematography, the film is the most visceral and brutal and awe-inspiring…

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…

Review: Spectre (2015)

If there is one thing I can count on James Bond movies to do, it’s to come out with all the razzmatazz it can muster. And Spectre‘s first act, much like Mr. Bond, comes dressed to impress. It’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico City, the streets are alive with music and…

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: Sicario (2015)

At the very beginning of Sicario (2015), Denis Villeneuve opens his 3rd English-language film (following Prisoners and Enemy) with what could best be described as a tactical operation in response to a kidnapping charge. A large group of federal and local law enforcement officers, led by Kate Mercer (Emily Blunt) swarms toward a house that, we later discover,…