Category: film reviews

reviews about films and shorts

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Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel is not a great movie, but it does what it sets up to do. It has low stakes and lots of fun, just like Ant-Man and The Wasp. And just like that movie, it serves as a breath of air between the rollercoasters of emotions we will feel when Avengers: Endgame comes.

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

While J.K. Rowling should have written this film as a book first, and let an actual screenwriter do the job of adapting it for the film; Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald sure will make for interesting conversation among fans.

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Christopher Robin (2018)

All grown-up, with a family of his own and with the worries of work, Christopher Robin, believes he’s had a mental breakdown when he gets a visit from Winnie the Pooh, who has lost all his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood.

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Lust Stories

A -sorta- sequel to the Indian film centenary celebration anthology of Bombay Talkies; reuniting Indian filmmakers Zoya Akthar, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap to tell stories centered on women’s lives and their desires.

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Ulam: Main Dish

Over three years, director Alexandra Cuerdo focused her documentary Ulam (which translates to “main dish” in Tagalog) on several Filipino-American chefs and restaurant owners working to make Philippine cuisine better known and appreciated.

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Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread is a slow-building movie, it takes its time to show what this story is about and who’s story is this. And to get under your skin.

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Black Panther

Black Panther maintains Ryan Coogler winning streak of good movies sprinkled with social (and racial) commentary, and it also makes everyone wish Wakanda were a real place.