Alita: Battle Angel is the ambitious Manga film adaptation from director Robert Rodriguez and executive producer James Cameron that succeeds in dazzling the senses, but suffers in its attempt to forge a deeper connection between the audience and the film’s characters.
Arctic is an unforgiving yet inspirational story about a man stranded in the middle of the Antarctic wilderness, who must use every ounce of survival instinct to stay alive in a place without any remorse for human life.
Russell Crowe won an Academy Award for his role in Gladiator (2000); a spectacle film containing chariot races, battles to the death, and scenes involving Crowe stroking wheat in a field. In a film that promises all the joy of caressing plants without any of the Gladiator action, At Eternity’s Gate enters this year’s award season as a little-known film that could potentially garner Willem Dafoe his first (overdue) Oscar.
Two years after winning Best Picture at the Oscars for Moonlight (2016), director Barry Jenkins follows up with his slightly inferior, but nonetheless strong feature If Beale Street Could Talk.
Despite a catalogue of action films that suffer from sameness, Liam Neeson is an anomaly amongst action greats with his rise to superstardom being celebrated in a way that other legends in the genre (we see you Bruce Willis) are not.
Capharnaüm opens with our protagonist Zain (Zain Al Rafeea), impossibly tiny in his handcuffs, suing his parents for giving him life.
On the Basis of Sex is a legal biopic that does little justice to the work of Ruth Bader Ginsburg; a pioneer in the field of gender-based discrimination law in the United States.
I left the screening of The Mule Googling “how old is Clint Eastwood?” (88) and “is Clint Eastwood a good actor or have we all been duped?” (undecided).
A feel-good film that pulls at the heartstrings, Green Book is a beautiful adaptation of a true story, delivered by director Peter Farrelly in such a way as to remind us to open our arms in welcome of all.
Shyamalan’s superhero trilogy, which began with Unbreakable (2000) and continued sixteen years later with the twist sequel Split (2016) is finally concluded in 2019’s Glass.
Skipping the cinema experience for documentary films is becoming easier thanks to the allure of a comfortable couch and gripping episodic mini-series being more desirable than an overpriced cinema ticket.
Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne star alongside each other in Instant Family, a humorous and at times overly sentimental comedy/drama.
Puberty is a unenjoyable experience for all, and where coming-of-age films have failed to look at teenage-dom through this lens of authenticity, comedian Bo Burnham succeeds in his extremely sincere writing and directorial debut, Eighth Grade.
DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon series, which has spanned not only film but books, video games and a TV series, has challenged audiences to look at the damage misguided attitudes can have on society, with all films in the franchise unafraid to highlight the consequences that can occur when dangerous beliefs manifest.