The chaser

If I had to summarize in a sentence what I think makes “The chaser” a fantastic movie, it would sound something like: Simple concepts taken to new grounds and executed impeccably. The movie has a simple story premise and a simple action motif but it takes both story and action to exciting new grounds andContinue reading “The chaser”

The Wailing

Most horror movies deal with the unknown; sometimes that manifests as ghosts or monsters, other times its zombies or supernatural entities. The best ones, though, deal with the unknown regarding humans; the brutality of human nature, what we would do to protect what is dearest to us, our psychology, the construct of our society andContinue reading “The Wailing”

The Yellow Sea

The Yellow Sea is a hard movie to recommend; directed by Hong-Jin Na, the second offering from the director of The Chaser, The Yellow Sea is a weird mix of multiple genres that should not work as well together, yet not only they do, but it is in theory an improvement from The Chaser inContinue reading “The Yellow Sea”

Infinity Wars spoiler discussion

This discussion will contain spoilers for Infinity Wars; a lot of aspects of the movie will be spoiled. I highly recommend seeing the movie and then return to the article. Final warning, spoilers will start immediately. First of all, I’ll address the minor problems I have with the movie. To start with, the structure ofContinue reading “Infinity Wars spoiler discussion”

What is Terminator: Dark Fate?

The title is a genuine question I’ve been struggling with since I saw the movie last night, and I’m not baffled by the concept or the genre; I’m simply pondering the most easily solvable dilemma when it comes to movies: Is it good or bad? I’m not talking about other people, fans of the series,Continue reading “What is Terminator: Dark Fate?”

John Wick Chapter Three is a great movie, but it loses what made the franchise exceptional.

The original 2014 John Wick is one of the best action movies of the 2000s—if not ever. For me, that comes down to three core pillars: The neo-noir style, the mysterious and fascinating world of the movie as well as its simple and perfectly executed story, and it’s exhilarating ‘gun-fu’ action. With the success ofContinue reading “John Wick Chapter Three is a great movie, but it loses what made the franchise exceptional.”

Is there any worth in releasing bad content on a subscription-based platform?

Generally, I try to avoid bashing movies or video games on this blog; I don’t enjoy it. If I happen to experience something that is disappointing or simply bad, I generally try to find the silver lining in it, because (this should go without saying) nobody sets out to make something that is terrible; itContinue reading “Is there any worth in releasing bad content on a subscription-based platform?”

A short review of A Star is Born and a lengthy, spoiler-filled discussion about my one issue with the ending.

A Star is Born is an adaptation of the 1937, 1954, and 1976 versions of the A Star is Born movie. It is directed, co-written and co-starred by Bradley Cooper, but the lead is Lady Gaga as Ally, a young musician helped by Jackson Mein (Bradley Cooper) to find fame, recognition, and her own specialContinue reading “A short review of A Star is Born and a lengthy, spoiler-filled discussion about my one issue with the ending.”

Annihilation and the cost of making movies in 2018

After concluding my viewing of Annihilation on Netflix last night, I was left with a few thoughts; most were about the movie and dissecting its many themes and questions, but the main one was in my mind since it was announced, late last year. Obviously, I am referring to the controversial deal between Paramount andContinue reading “Annihilation and the cost of making movies in 2018”