MOVIE REVIEWS

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fast x review
Fast X (2023) Review: Gasoline-Injected Soap Opera Misses Exit

Fast X (still should have been called Fast-10 Your seatbelts) is the latest installment in…

when marnie was there review
When Marnie Was There (2014) Review

Joan Gale Robinson, author of the well-known Teddy Robinson series of children’s books, also wrote…

all about lily chou chou review
All About Lily Chou-Chou Review: Breathtaking Masterpiece

Juvenile delinquency has served as a frequent plot point in East Asian cinema. In fact,…

Close (2023) Review: Devastatingly Brilliant

Belgian filmmaker Lukas Dhont’s Oscar-nominated film Close charts the emotional journey of two close friends,…

Peter Pan & Wendy (2023) Review: A Spirited Adventure

The story of Peter Pan or, the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up by J.M. Barrie…

John Wick Chapter 4 review
John Wick Chapter 4 (2023) Review: Gratifying Action Spectacle

John Wick: Chapter 4 is the latest installment in the wildly popular action franchise that…

Everything Everywhere All At Once review
Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022) Review: Wild, Inventive Action Adventure

Director duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s multiple Oscar winning Everything Everywhere All At Once…

Aftersun review 2022
Aftersun (2022) Review: Enigmatic, Minimalist Drama 

Charlotte Wells’ astute debut feature Aftersun (2022) rings with a rare authenticity in its flawless…

great freedom review
Great Freedom (2022) Review: Love Amid Oppression

An unflinchingly crafted prison drama based on true events, Great Freedom centers around an ill-starred…

happening review
Happening (2022) Review: Timely, Gripping Abortion Drama

French director Audrey Diwan’s sophomore film Happening, which won the Golden Lion at the 2021…

Playground 2022 review
Playground (2022): A Child’s Perspective On Bullying 

A tender and poignant portrait of childhood, Playground is characterized by its exploration of universal…

Argentina, 1985 review
Argentina, 1985 (2022) Review: Clarion Call Against Terror

Argentina, 1985, a Spanish courtroom drama directed by Santiago Mitre, depicts the country’s historic Trial…

banshees of inisherin 2022
The Banshees of Inisherin (2022) Review: Metaphorical Study Of Isolation

The Banshees of Inisherin is a tough, challenging film to watch. Its pace is mellow and…

Will ‘The Last of Us’ Meet Expectations?

Joel and Ellie are two of gaming’s most iconic characters, venturing through tough and trying…

avatar review
Avatar (2022) Review: Unimpressive Water World of Bleak Realism

The long-awaited sequel to James Cameron’s groundbreaking film Avatar arrived this weekend. The original film was…