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  • Unfriended

    Unfriended

    ★½

    For a horror movie set entirely on someone's desktop, it's actually not so bad. This is true especially if you enjoy seeing horrible teenagers off themselves one by one in pretty gruesome ways. Unfortunately, you'll also have to sit through lots of infuriating screaming and gimmicky loud noises to get to the bloody parts.

    The characters are paper thin, and like most found footage films, atmosphere is almost non-existent. These movies are designed to be voyeuristic and 'realistic' but its…

  • Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    ★★★

    After seeing MI: Rouge Nation, I left the theater with an inexplicable feeling of dissatisfaction. I knew I had seen a well-made film but I couldn't shake off the feeling that something was missing.

    Tom Cruise is still charismatic as ever and Simon Pegg does well as his comedic foil. But the real stand out is Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa, whose restrained performance as a double agent shows both her strength and vulnerability.

    The action scenes aren't revolutionary but there's…

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  • A Man Escaped

    A Man Escaped

    There's a quiet intensity to Robert Bresson's A Man Escaped and it can be felt through Fontaine's working hands. The tight close ups focused on his hands make me forget that he's a prisoner trying to escape. Instead, I'm lured into believing that these are the hands of a seasoned craftsman working on his next masterpiece.

    The beauty of A Man Escaped lies in its depiction Fontaine's energy and concentration. Every step he takes is accompanied by detached narration but…