The MCU series continues with a merely satisfying sequel to a remarkable predecessor that suffers from a lack of ingenuity. But what the film lacks in originality, it makes up for with a continued onslaught of brilliant performances and thrilling action.
"Gringo" is a showcase of bad writing meeting competent directing, which is weird to say as a someone who's a hardcore writing snob that still finds himself jealous of these writers, no matter how bad their work is.
"Death Wish" is not the victim of timing, but the victim of bad filmmaking, unenthusiastic actors, and a screenplay written by those with either the negligence to realize its subliminal messages on political issues or the purpose of taking a stance upon them.
As a rare fan of its predecessor, "The Strangers: Prey at Night" is a suitable follow up with far more to praise than to criticize. Not all horror films are perfect, but rarely are horror sequels this watchable.
"A Wrinkle in Time" is a magnificently visualized, sloppy joe of a movie with a good message at the center of it. But the lack of oomph to this magical odyssey manifests a downfall to whatever escapism there is to be found.
With a little over 8 hours to go, its time for some predictions for the 90th annual Academy awards. An award show that reminds us of how untalented we are as peasants compared to these statued heroes of humanity.
"Red Sparrow" plays like a great debate in which for every pro there is an equivalent con to be found, not to mention the lack of female perspective to be seen within a story with a female hero at its epicenter.
"Annihilation" is a sci-fi film that left me pondering for hours. A film that has left me with the urge to dub it nothing short of a masterpiece, but there are a few things that keep Garland's brilliance from becoming something of perfection.
Symbolic, expressionistic, and the cinematic escapism of a superhero film on top of it is what makes "Black Panther" one of the best superhero movies thus far. It's a cinematic exploration of superheroes with a big punch of storytelling underneath it.
Did I need to write a review for this film? No, but every film fan that decides to venture down the path of reviews has one movie that they've always wanted to dive deep on, and "The Dark Knight" is mine.