It is already July so that means it is time to look back at all the great films we have already seen this year. 2018 is looking particularly strong with some early year surprises and some big summer blockbusters under its belt. My top films of 2018 (so far) are...
Author: Santiago Rojas
Best of Seattle International Film Festival 2018
Now that SIFF is over, here are five of our favorite films of the festival. Many of SIFF films are released soon after the festival or end up on streaming sites later in the year, so keep an eye open for these ones.
SIFF Spotlight: Sorry to Bother You
This is a (spoiler free) capsule review for Sorry To Bother You, which screened at SIFF 2018. Boots Riley's debut feature film, Sorry to Bother You, is unapologetic and euphoric. Riley tells a story unlike any other. Sorry to Bother You is comedic, satirical, and eventually bonkers. The film presents the story of Cassius Green, [...]
February: our movie picks
This month of the year might have the worst reputation when it comes to movie releases. It comes right after awards season (November through January), and before big summer releases. It is a time of the year known for being slow and where studios tend to dump whatever else they have in store. But, this year, we have gotten some delightful surprises coming. In particular, Black Panther and Annihilation.
Golden Globes 2018: Winners and Surprises.
The Golden Globes are unpredictable, but that is part of the fun. The most nominated film of the night (The Shape of Water) took home one Globe (Best Director). In this article we are going to present the results and discuss what this means going forward in this awards season. Best Motion Picture - Drama [...]
Have you ever wondered how your life would be if you were irreversibly miniaturized to be five inches tall in order to help solve the overpopulation problem? Well, me neither, but that is the idea behind Downsizing (read more...)
Predictions: Golden Globes 2018
The Golden Globes tend to be hard to predict. The small voting population of the HFPA makes for surprising nominees and winners. This year there were some surprising snubs - most notably Greta Gerwig for Best Director and The Big Sick as Best Comedy/Musical. Instead, we got Ridley Scott for All The Money in the World [...]
Santiago’s Best Films of 2017
It is this time of the year again: it's the holidays and it's time to put together another top films of the year list. I saw close to 60 films released this year (plus many others). Most of my entries are thanks to the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) and the New York Film Festival [...]
Review: Blade Runner 2049
Undertaking what few would dare to attempt, Denis Villeneuve has crafted a more than worthy sequel to Ridley Scott's genre-defining sci-fi film Blade Runner. In a year of big movies, Blade Runner 2049 is an intelligent blockbuster spectacle with gorgeously hypnotic visuals that will remain ingrained in our minds for a long, long time (read more...)