2017, Horror, Movies, Thriller, Two Stars

Still/Born (2017) Movie Review

Still/Born is well shot. Its tension building is so effective on the first act. Its lead, Christie Burke, though I doubted her acting chops totally elevated her performance towards the end. It was so engaging and almost menacing that I was rooting for the people around her, instead of her. The supporting cast delivered decent performances… Continue reading Still/Born (2017) Movie Review

Thriller, Horror, Drama, Movies, Four Stars, 2017

Marrowbone (2017) Movie Review

Marrowbone is the directorial debut from the writer of The Impossible and The Orphanage, Sergio G. Sánchez, and I must say that his vision as a writer is truly showcased in this latest horror flick. I cannot believe that this received so much hate from critics as I found it not only as a good… Continue reading Marrowbone (2017) Movie Review

2017, Biography, Comedy, Drama, Four Stars, Movies

The Disaster Artist (2017) Movie Review

James Franco's portrayal of Tommy Wiseau is so on point it is creepy. This striking ignorance of the acting and film industry was well-captured in a way that is almost annoying but still empathizing. One of the things that made this film so great is the natural chemistry between the Franco brothers (one of which… Continue reading The Disaster Artist (2017) Movie Review

2017, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Five Stars, Movies

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Movie Review

So Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has been bagging awards from major award-giving bodies (the biggest, the Academy Awards is yet to take place) not only in the United States but also recently in London with its major wins in BAFTAs, and it begs the question if this is really THAT good. The answer to this… Continue reading Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Movie Review

2017, Drama, Fantasy, Four Stars, Movies, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Thelma (2017) Movie Review

The first thing you're going to notice in the first few minutes of Thelma is how gorgeously it was shot. Top-notch cinematography. Breathtaking landscapes. It is not your regular young-adult-discovering-her-supernatural-abilities kind of thing. The first half explores character development and self discovery as she learns something odd about her sexuality. It's nice that the film… Continue reading Thelma (2017) Movie Review

2017, Drama, Four Stars, Movies, Romance

Newness (2017) Movie Review

Drake Doremus is such a master of cultivating a film that comes across as more of an experience rather than just a viewing one. This is the second Doremus film I have watched apart from Equals. Just like Equals, Newness is so engrossing in a way that it digs emotions deep. With Ben York Jones' impressive screenplay,… Continue reading Newness (2017) Movie Review

2018, Comedy, Drama, Movies, Romance, Two Stars

Irreplaceable You (2018) Movie Review

Irreplaceable You manages to capture an atmosphere that is reminiscent of the romantic films I used to watch when I was a little bit younger and so I can't help but get nostalgic over the course of its duration. The film started so cute and adorable as it explores the brief history of how this relationship… Continue reading Irreplaceable You (2018) Movie Review

2018, Action Adventure, Movies, Science Fiction, Three Stars

Black Panther (2018) Movie Review

Black Panther is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated films this year, and rightfully so, not only because of the relevant message it possesses, but it also introduces an enthralling new world to Marvel and comic book fans alike. Wakanda reminds me of Themyscira from Wonder Woman, but the complete opposite. Even if both are concealed… Continue reading Black Panther (2018) Movie Review