Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga Review | An Exhilarating Spin-off That Lives up to the Legacy of the Franchise

The signature thing about George Miller’s Mad Max franchise is the fact that he jumps into the situation without really spoon-feeding the audience. The energy is enormous, and the movies have that collection of exhilarating events. It is actually through the certain minute details that we see during those set pieces we sort of understand that world and its politics. Furiosa: A Mad… Continue reading Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga Review | An Exhilarating Spin-off That Lives up to the Legacy of the Franchise

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes Review | Franchise Extension Done Through Timely Reinvention

The first three films in the Planet of the Apes franchise had an approach where we would be curious to know how things would evolve in a world dominated by the apes. Even though it showed all the power politics within the tribe, there was a layer of spectacle that drove us toward those films. But in the fourth film, Kingdom… Continue reading Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes Review | Franchise Extension Done Through Timely Reinvention

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire Review | This One Has Middling Aspirations on a Bigger Canvas

The latest Monsterverse film, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, is actually one film that feels a lot lighter in terms of the way it focuses on giving popcorn entertainment. The writing of the film has a lot of cliched tropes. But unlike the predecessors, which were way too dark and occasionally exhausting, this one… Continue reading Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire Review | This One Has Middling Aspirations on a Bigger Canvas

Kung Fu Panda 4 Review | A Passable Fun Watch Sequel With Glimpses of Franchise-Fatigue

It’s been almost eight years since the last Kung Fu Panda movie was released, and I have to admit that there was an equal amount of excitement and fear in my mind when I entered the cinema hall to watch the fourth instalment in the franchise, Kung Fu Panda 4. The excitement was obviously because… Continue reading Kung Fu Panda 4 Review | A Passable Fun Watch Sequel With Glimpses of Franchise-Fatigue

Poor Things Review | An Unconventional Genre Blend With a Fabulous Cast and Signature Craft

Poor Things, which won four Academy Awards this year, including Best Actress for Emma Stone, is quite a visual film that blends too many genres with imaginative and totally unconventional cinematic choices. From extremely wide lenses for visualizations to an unrealistic setting, Yorgos Lanthimos unsettles the viewer from the very first visual, and what you… Continue reading Poor Things Review | An Unconventional Genre Blend With a Fabulous Cast and Signature Craft

Dune: Part Two Review | A Compelling Space Politics Tale With Complementing Visual Grandeur

The creative high of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two (or even the first part) is how he creates this vast world of space politics without too much exposition. I am someone who has not read the source material, and Villeneuve’s movie version of Frank Herbert’s novel was my first encounter with this future world full… Continue reading Dune: Part Two Review | A Compelling Space Politics Tale With Complementing Visual Grandeur

American Fiction Review | Cord Jefferson’s Movie Is an Unflinching and Hilarious Art Critique

Cord Jefferson’s American Fiction is a hilarious drama that attacks the pretentious Black sentiment in creative art forms to grab attention. Based on Percival Everett’s book Erasure, the film pretty much exposes the attempt to hide creative shortcomings by using the pertinence of the lives mentioned in those works. Even though some of the beats… Continue reading American Fiction Review | Cord Jefferson’s Movie Is an Unflinching and Hilarious Art Critique

Madame Web Review | Fatigued Superhero Genre Gets Another Lousy Film

The newest entry to the superhero genre, Madame Web, starring Dakota Johnson, feels like a ChatGPT-generated script with a very lazy prompt that takes the least effort to give details. With all the generic beats in a superhero movie coming one after the other with no real excitement around it, Madame Web is not even… Continue reading Madame Web Review | Fatigued Superhero Genre Gets Another Lousy Film