MOVIE REVIEWS

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Hangover (2009) Review: Wild Vegas Comedy

In the realm of comedy, there are films that tickle your funny bone, and then…

one fine morning review
One Fine Morning (2022) Review: Thoughtful, Astute, Intimate

French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Love has been a tour de force in global cinema for decades…

past lives 2023 review
Past Lives (2023) Review: Understated, Immersive, Hard-Hitting

Past Lives had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival early this year and…

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…