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Film Review: After Yang (2021)

In a quiet and relaxed future world lives a family of… four, I suppose. Husband and wife Jake (Colin Farrell) and Kyra (Jodie Turner-Smith) live a peaceful life with their adopted Chinese daughter Mika (Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja; an actress who makes me thankful for copy/paste). Neither being Chinese themselves, Jake and Kyra have invested inContinue reading “Film Review: After Yang (2021)”

Film Review: The Northman (2022)

In his previous two films, The Witch and The Lighthouse, director Robert Eggers transported audiences to a paranoid household on a 17th century New England farm and a 19th century lighthouse run by two men losing their minds, respectively. Eggers’ latest outing once again takes the audience back in time, and this time around we’reContinue reading “Film Review: The Northman (2022)”

Film Review: House of Gucci (2021)

On the cusp of the 70’s and 80’s, Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) meets and quickly falls for Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) at a local party. Maurizio is, of course, a member of the extremely wealthy Gucci family, known for their high-class luxury fashion house. Given his status, Maurizio’s father is wary of Patrizia as sparksContinue reading “Film Review: House of Gucci (2021)”

Film Review: Alien (1979)

The commercial spaceship Nostromo is returning to Earth, but onboard is completely still and silent. The camera glides slowly through the empty rooms and passageways of the ship, which, despite their advanced and futuristic look, also look worn and used; this is a very lived-in space. The sound of Jerry Goldsmith’s original score can beContinue reading “Film Review: Alien (1979)”

Film Review: Morbius (2022)

At a hospital in Greece, young Michael Morbius is on indefinite stay for a rare blood condition. One day, a young boy (promptly nicknamed Milo) shows up with the same illness as Michael, and the two quickly bond. While other kids outside the hospital mock the duo for their illness, Michael and Milo find solaceContinue reading “Film Review: Morbius (2022)”

Film Review: Windfall (2022)

After breaking into a tech billionaire’s empty vacation home, a man (Jason Segel) finds himself in a sticky situation when the owner (Jesse Plemons) and his wife (Lily Collins) unexpectedly show up. The man takes the couple hostage and scrambles as he works out how to proceed in his undeniably tedious situation.  Segel’s character (calledContinue reading “Film Review: Windfall (2022)”

Film Review: Fresh (2022)

With her dating life becoming steadily less agreeable, Noa (Daisy Edgar Jones) all but renounces her aspirations for a half-decent relationship. That is until, of course, until she meets a charming lad while shopping at the supermarket. Steve (Sebastian Stan) jokingly flirts about food before giving her his number, and the two agree to goContinue reading “Film Review: Fresh (2022)”

Is Dune a White Savior Story? An Analysis of the 2021 Film

MAJOR SPOILERS lie ahead for the books Dune (1965) and Dune: Messiah (1969), in addition to the film adaptations from David Lynch (1984) and Denis Villeneuve (2021). Since its release in October 2021, Dune has garnered plenty of attention from film critics, cinephiles, and casual moviegoers alike. The film is an adaptation of Frank Herbert’sContinue reading “Is Dune a White Savior Story? An Analysis of the 2021 Film”

Film Review: The Batman (2022)

Looking across the premises of a large house in Gotham City, we pass across the windows and the yard before finally coming to look at a young boy inside, dancing about with his toy sword and ninja costume. From the shot’s perspective, we can faintly see the boy’s parents enter the room. The boy’s fatherContinue reading “Film Review: The Batman (2022)”