Top Ten Movies of 2018

The end of a year marks the spawning of year-end lists! Compared to last year, my list this time, feels populated by weird-ass movies. First Reform was weird in its own way. Sorry to Bother You was weird in a Terry Gillam way, and The Favourite was weird in the way that only Yorgos Lanthimos…

Genre Spotlight: Family Film

When people hear “family film”, a genre that is synonymous to children’s film, they almost always think that it will be “kid’s stuff”. The bad ones have the triple whammy: saccharine, sentimental and sanitized. The worst ones are terribly condescending to their intended audience, the children. They seem to be clueless about how much a child…