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.
What made me the happiest this year was to see smaller films get the spotlight they have desperately been needing.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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...
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 [...]
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.
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