The movie's mix of dark comedy, romance, and suspense propels it forward, and its quirky chaptered structure makes it unpredictable. But the main reason to watch this movie is Carey Mulligan's multifaceted performance. Mulligan dominates the screen and delivers every line with absolute control in a way that makes her character the most memorable. Promising Young Woman might not be perfect, but it is a promising debut film that is everything but boring.
Category: New Releases
“The Dissident” Review
Academy Award Winner documentarist Bryan Fogel (Icarus) returns with his latest documentary The Dissident. The documentary exposes the corruption and conspiracy that led to the disappearance of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The film includes Khashoggi's fiancé (Hatice Cengiz), and a prominent number of specialists (including former CIA director John O. Brennan). Its principal focus is to [...]
Even though this might seem like a story that we have all seen before, Herself has enough unique elements to differentiate itself. I can see different (longer, less focused) versions of this movie that would seem boresome. I can gladly say that Herself is not only an ultimately satisfying movie but also one that is worth your time.
“Wonder Woman 1984” Review
Fans of the 1980s or of the protagonist itself might find enough substance to be enthralled, but there is simply not enough substance for the rest of us to consider this film a must-watch.
Best Films of 2020
What made me the happiest this year was to see smaller films get the spotlight they have desperately been needing.
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 [...]
“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.
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 (...)
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again Review
Spoiler Alert level: Low - this review will include some details of the movie plot without giving away much of the development of the plot. Mamma Mia goes again, but this time it goes much better. The highly anticipated sequel builds upon the shortcomings of the first film to create a more compelling fairy-tale that [...]