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Movie Review : The Truman Show

It’s a cautionary tale about the invasive, corrupting nature of a society that believes it has the right to watch everything. And as we all know, it’s a point that gets more prescient as we edge into the second millennium. With reality shows defining millennial TV and communications technology advancing with increasing rapidity, a real life Truman Show becomes ever more likely !! Plot Truman … Continue reading Movie Review : The Truman Show

Movie Review : Mad Max – Fury Road

George Miller has revived his Mad Max punk-western franchise as a bizarre convoy chase action-thriller in the post-apocalyptic desert. There are what seem to be dozens of huge rigs and chunky 18-wheelers driven by large, cross men with long hair and bad teeth, or no hair and no teeth, their rides pimped out with skulls and other badass accessories. Everything looks churned and charred: the heat … Continue reading Movie Review : Mad Max – Fury Road

Movie Review : Trainspotting

★★★★¼ It’s a really honest portrayal of drugs and is surely one of the finest “drug” movie out there. There’s a joyous feeling coupled with despair that really pervades that film and I think it does the subject justice. Danny Boyle’s classic holds up terrifically well. Plot Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor), a young man with few prospects and fewer ambitions, lives in economically depressed Edinburgh. Like most … Continue reading Movie Review : Trainspotting

Movie Review : Mission: Impossible – Fallout

★★★★½ In an era of sloppy and forgettable action flicks on the one hand and overly serious “gritty” franchises on the other, the Mission: Impossible movies strike a pleasing balance between memorable action sequences and smaller-scale character intrigue. They’re whatever the opposite of “self-important” is. Fallout is not only the best pure action movie of summer 2018, it’s also the perfect culmination of the Mission: Impossible films … Continue reading Movie Review : Mission: Impossible – Fallout

The Dark Knight : 10 Years Later

Smacking his lips from across the interrogation table, makeup smearing his face like acid wash, The Joker takes an existential swipe at Batman halfway through Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, and leaves a scar. “I know the truth,” he blabbers. “There’s no going back. You’ve changed things … forever.” Summer 2008… The hype for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight was at a fever-pitch. The early release of … Continue reading The Dark Knight : 10 Years Later

Movie Review : Birdman

★★★★½ Birdman is everything you want movies to be : vital, challenging, intellectually alive, visually stunning, emotionally affecting. It’s a film that’s both technically astounding yet emotionally rich, intimate yet enormous, biting yet warm, satirical yet sweet.  Plot A washed up actor tries to reclaim his fame on Broadway with a new play. As this is happening he has to handle with new actors and has … Continue reading Movie Review : Birdman

Movie Review : Avengers – Infinity War

★★★★½ Considering the plethora of expectations this franchise always carries, the movie’s number of actual missteps is only a tiny fraction of the potential missteps inherent in an undertaking this vast and complex.  The movie became a cultural phenomenon. It got people excited and talking, it brought families and friends to theaters… It’s Marvel’s Universe. We live and celebrate it. In a way, Avengers Infinity War … Continue reading Movie Review : Avengers – Infinity War