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.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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?
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.
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 (...)
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 [...]
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.
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...)