Blade Runner 2049 review; Neon-noir

Blade Runner 2049 is an exceptionally crafted visual treat. Building upon the world that the original Blade Runner had already created, we see Villeneuve explore interesting ways that blend cutting-edge cool with very tangible technological realities already present in our present world i.e holograms. Environmentally, Blade Runner 2049 envisions a world more polarized than today;…

Alien Covenant review; David, the son of god.

Alien Covenant begins with a shot of David,looking at Michelangelo’s David sculpture and surmising the irony of his creation while playing softly, Wagner’s Das Rheingold: Entry Of The Gods into Valhalla. ‘If you created me,then who created you?’ ‘You created me but you will eventually die. And I won’t’. Then, as David pours Weyland his…

The Void review; Cosmic fear

The Void is a crazy horror-house steeped in the overarching horrors of the supernatural unknowns, paying homage to the pastiche of practical effects in horror. I haven’t seen many old horror films but many have pointed out how it’s very much old-school in style so ardent horror fans, this one might interest you. But it…

My most anticipated movies of 2017

It’s always fun to create these lists every year, it’s become a little bit of a ritual for me. There’s always awards season posts where everyone gets in on the hottest movies in town…and then there’s the prep work and anticipation for next year’s most promising crop. And you guys know me. I’m always into…

Arrival; Quietly breathtaking

First of all, I just wanna thank Eileen (SG posters) for letting me use her awesome poster art. Her works are always so beautiful so check out her website coz you won’t regret it 🙂 Arrival is Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of the short sci-fi novel, Story Of Your Life. If you don’t know who Villeneuve is,…

Arrival trailer has…ARRIVED ;)

Hi guys. That was probably the lamest pun I’ve ever made. Please forgive me haha Anyhow, how are ya’ll? Having a good time or a shitty week? Let’s chat it out in the comments 🙂 For this post, I decided to give you some thoughts on a trailer to one of my most anticipated movies…

April and the extraordinary world review

April and the extraordinary world is an enchanting mixed bag of 1890’s European vignettes and scientific-industrial fantasies, all of which enfleshed in a loving and heartwarming tale. It’s too bad that they translated the french dialogue into English so I didn’t get the most authentic experience. Nevertheless, it was a joy to revel in the…

X-Men Apocalypse review: It hath come undone

Forgive my slightly cheesy title. I was mimicking the god-like villain in the film, Apocalypse, whose high-and-mighty antics only make him look farcical. Just like the film itself, Bryan Singer and team went out to make a finale of epic proportions without grasping the essence of what made the franchise so great. For all the…

Captain America Civil War: Finally something to cheer about

For too long, I’ve been sick of superhero films feeding me the same inherent good triumphs evil trope. Superheroes are glorified through ethos while villains are debased and stripped of their humanity. The films which transcend this obtuse formula are few and far between. The Dark Knight is to be treasured and X-Men: Days Of…

Midnight Special review: The glow in the gloom

Though it has been compared to ET and Close encounters of a third kind, I refrain from making such connections because I forgot the former and I haven’t watched the latter. Even so, Midnight Special is a mighty film in its own right. Jeff Nichols is a relatively new director and his previous film, Mud,…

10 Cloverfield Lane review: Suspend

I finally managed to catch 10 Cloverfield Lane though I’m one of the latest to post a review so here goes. I’m just going to treat this as an individual movie because I’d rather not bring in the half-sequal debate with regards to the previous Cloverfield movie. As it stands, 10 Cloverfield Lane is mightily…

Melancholia review: A nuanced exploration of life and depression

Lars Von Trier may have said that his best work comes when he’s intoxicated. Booze and all, you know…but this isn’t the guy with whisky in on hand, with a barely comprehensible script in another, and embodies Hollywood’s real life version of Llewyn Davis. This guy has some great movies and he’s won several awards…