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  • LA 92

    LA 92


    From 1,200 miles away, in the relative comfort of my apartment just north of my university, I was glued to the round the clock TV coverage of those six days in 1992.  And still, I was utterly floored by this 2017 documentary.  I don’t think it’s any exaggeration to say that you don’t know the stories (plural) of the LA riots (plural) until you have seen LA 92.

    To be sure, this is not a typical socio-political documentary for modern…

  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets


    Character and plot wise, this is a big hot mess, but in terms of world-building, it certainly has its charms.

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  • La La Land

    La La Land


    It's 2016. Among our prime A-listers, we don't have a Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers; hell, we don't even have an Olivia Newton-John or John Travolta. What we do have is Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling (Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), Gangster Squad (2013)) and a talented director (Damien Chazelle) who has the audacity to create an original musical in 2016 (as opposed to adapting/stewarding a Broadway franchise). With Chazelle's invocation of nostalgia for a once dominant cinematic form and generous…

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl


    After an unnecessary remake, an above-average biopic, and an adaptation of a half-baked short story, it’s damn good to see director David Fincher back on his game – or I should say, The Game (1997), because that’s Gone Girl‘s closest touchstone to any of his other films. That said, Gone Girl works much better as exercises in role-playing go, and the difference is Gillian Flynn – the author of the best-selling novel and sole writer of the screenplay. Together, they craft pulp fiction of the highest order ...