• Station Eleven

    Station Eleven

    ★★★★

    The perfect lockdown mini series! I enjoyed the narrative and how the stories all tie up nicely at the end. A great lesson of how art can influence our decisions instead of us influencing art. There is no before!!!

  • TÁR

    TÁR

    ★★★★

    Tar is one of those films that you have to be patient about in order not to miss the payoff at the end of this very well constructed character study. First of all it takes place in a world I know nothing about: classical orchestra so there are various terms thrown out there that can turn viewers off, but it is Blanchett’s performance that will keep you glued to the screen. She deserves the Oscar for her portrayal here of this fascinating character. Tar is a character study of how power can easily corrupt us.

  • The Fabelmans

    The Fabelmans

    ★★★★½

    Steven Spielberg does it again. This time there is no need for special effects, sci-if, fantasy, or blockbuster action. It just shows the power of storytelling and how Steven manages to tell stories through his lens. Film can be an escape from your personal problems, or it can also be through film that you make great discoveries about your own family dynamics. Spielberg’s semi autobiographical movie is such a brilliant family drama that keeps you engaged with the characters. It…

  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

    Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

    ★★★★

    Much better than I thought it would be. There is one of the best villains I can recall from an animated film here.

  • Emancipation

    Emancipation

    ★★★★

    Oh come on!!! How can you hate on this movie? It’s the child of two great films: 12 Years a Slave and The Fugitive.

  • Gone in the Night

    Gone in the Night

    One of those films where the potential buildup to a good suspenseful ending leaves you disappointed and scratching your head as to how the producers could have fumbled so big towards the end after keeping you engaged for the first half.

  • Argentina, 1985

    Argentina, 1985

    ★★★★½

    Ricardo Darin is the goat! Sorry Trial of the Chicago 12, but this is how you make a trial movie! Sorkin you are an excellent writer, but this just outclasses any script and puts other’s work to shame. A must see!

  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    Bodies Bodies Bodies

    ★★★

    I enjoyed the soundtrack and the concept of Bodies Bodies Bodies, but hated the characters (which was actually the point of the film). It is hard to enjoy a film without likable characters, but at the same time it is fun seeing them get killed off. It was a great concept and a pretty good execution, I just wish I had at least one character to root for in order to have more stakes in the film. The actors are…

  • Mr. Harrigan's Phone

    Mr. Harrigan's Phone

    ★★½

    I won’t lie it had me engaged with the way the narrative was slowly unfolding into something dark, but the abrupt ending kind of left me hanging and I felt it needed a more solid finale. The characters were interesting, but the film avoided taking risks at the end.

  • Beast

    Beast

    ★★½

    It isn’t every day that you’re given the chance to see Idris “the Beast” Elba fight off a blood thirsty lion. Since The Ghost and The Darkness we haven’t been scared by menacing lions. The film does try to recreate scenes from Jurassic Park (especially the scene with the tyronasaurus Rex), but it fails to capture that same level of suspense and emotion. Elba does all he can to deliver a solid film, but the story just lacks a beat…

  • Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

    Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

    ★★★★

    This series rises from other familiar crime dramas thanks to the performances from Evan Peters and Richard Jenkins. In my opinion the series is at its height when it focuses on that father and son relationship. There are some great criminal and suspenseful moments as well, but the major weakness of the series is when it tries to give us the point of view of the neighbors which didn’t add much to the story in my opinion. When it does…

  • Devil in Ohio

    Devil in Ohio

    ★★½

    Easy to binge watch, but does feel like an average series that had the potential to explore the interesting concept in a unique way but instead it fails to do so by going for a more mainstream telenovela approach. The family felt more like belonging to a Lifetime movie series, very formulaic. The suspense was intriguing at times, but Devil in Ohio fails to deliver real emotions.