2021 was one of the most challenging years for cinema. But, after many delays, we finally got to see long-awaited films like No Time to Die and West Side Story. But, despite a rocky year, we had the chance to reunite with the power of film.
“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 [...]
Best Films of 2020
What made me the happiest this year was to see smaller films get the spotlight they have desperately been needing.
Oscars 2020: Best Picture Analysis
If you ask around, odds are people tell you that 1917 is a lock to win Best Picture. And while 1917 has received multiple other awards this season, I am here to make the case it is not the best positioned to win Best Picture under a preferential ballot system. I will present the case for and against the top four contenders for the top prize of the night.
Best Films of 2019
2019 was a year full of culminations, delightful surprises and shocking disappointments. While the biggest projects involved franchises ending (Marvel and Star Wars), the most exciting movies of the year ended up being original projects. The year's box office was down from last years, but there were plenty of successful indie stories. While the movie [...]
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.
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 [...]
Film and TV highlights of 2018
Instead of a full fledged article this year, I decided to highlight the top movies of 2018. After watching over 100 films this year I selected these 10 films as the best overall films of the year.