Many horror slasher type movies premiere every year (horror fatigue is a thing), but for every bunch of Anabelle sequels and Chucky reboots there are a few original horror films. These differentiate themselves from other more art-house type horror films (such as Get Out and Hereditary) by mainly aiming to be thrilling, and MA succeeds [...]
Author: Santiago Rojas
“Yesterday” Review: A World Without The Beatles
It took me a bit to get used to this oddly idea, but by the time I sat in the theater I was partially sold on it. All I was thinking was: could a charismatic cast (aided by the star power of Ed Sheeran) and veteran direction from Danny Boyle make this film work?
“Us” Review: A Nightmare You Won’t Want To Wake Up From
In an age where most blockbusters aim to entertain at a superficial level, we need more movies that manage to be both big and thought-provoking. Us is an instant classic that is both massively entertaining and deeply inspiring.
2019 Oscars Predictions
2018 was a year full of great movies. It was not until the big-studio fall movies were launched at the Venice and Toronto film festivals back in October that the awards season started crystallizing. For the past few months, many industry insiders and cinephiles have been paying close attention to the usual series of film [...]
Best Films of 2018
2018 was a fantastic year from cinema. Starting with the great surprise that was Paddington 2 and followed by huge blockbusters like Black Panther and Mission Impossible: Fallout, the year was already great before the festival season began. Here is the list of the best films of 2018...
With ROMA, Netflix changes its awards season strategy
It seems like Netflix has grown to understand the effort that it takes to campaign a Best Picture contender, and it has an incredible one in its hands. Now we have to wait and see if it pays off...
Review: First Man
First Man is both a dizzying spacial spectacle and an intimate take on Neil Armstrong as a man and as a father. Based on the book of the same name by author James R. Hansen, First Man takes us through Armstrong's journey as a pilot and astronaut at NASA (...)
With the Venice Film Festival, the Awards Season Begins
With the start of Venice Film Festival and the premiere of Damien Chazelle's new film First Man, the 2018 Awards Season has officially begun. In the next two months, a series of big film festivals will take place, including Venice, Telluride, Toronto and New York. From now on, you will be hearing about Oscar prospect surprises and disappointments. We are already seeing initial reactions to some of the biggest movies of the year. Read below for some insights about this year's Awards Season...
New York Film Festival NYFF56 – Main Slate Announced
After a long wait, The Film Society of Lincoln Center finally announced the official main slate selection of the festival, and we couldn't be more excited to attend this year's festival. The main slate features a variety of films including Cannes darlings like Burning, Cold War and Shoplifters (Palme d'Or winner), exciting Sundance debuts such as Wildlife, and exciting premieres such as [...]
Review: Mission Impossible – Fallout
Mission Impossible: Fallout is the sixth film in the Mission Impossible franchise, and it is impossibly good. It is rare that a franchise this long is able to surpass itself with every installment, but Fallout proves that summer blockbusters can be both fun and great by giving us the best film in the franchise. It is a film that shares some of the strengths of recent action greats such as Mad Max: Fury Road and Sicario, while staying true to the Mission Impossible series.