• Sally Hawkins and the creature underwater.

    Surrender to the immersive fantasy world of Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape Of Water” and you will come out the other end thoroughly entertained and uplifted.
    Image courtesy of Fox Searchlight Studio.

The Shape Of Water – another Guillermo Del Toro classic.

If you like Pan’s Labyrinth, you are going to LOVE The Shape Of Water. It has that same tone, intensity, and wry humor that are trademark Del Toro. In this times of hopeless reality that we can’t change, Del Toro gifted us with a brief escape into his fantasy world with The Shape Of Water. … Continue reading

Darkest Hour: or as I would call it “Gary Oldman’s Best Actor Oscar-winning movie”

The 90th Academy Award hasn’t take place until March 4th but as far as I’m concern, the best actor race is already a foregone conclusion after I watched THE DARKEST HOUR starring Gary Oldman. I wasn’t expecting much going into this movie because there had been a couple recent movies about Churchill. I was wondering … Continue reading

The Creepy sensation of watching The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

Some movie do not have any gore or jump-out-to-spook gimmick to effectively creep the devil out of you. The Killing Of A Sacred Deer is this type of movie. A high brow, Exorcise-type of movie that take itself very seriously and you couldn’t help but react in kind. No matter that the story is quite … Continue reading

The chilly reception for The Snowman is no fluke

The first question I had in my head when I walked out of the advance screening of The Snowman was ” What went wrong with this movie?”. The overwhelmingly awful reviews hurled by critics toward this movie were no fluke. This movie is really THAT BAD. Hell, even the director who made it came out … Continue reading

The history of Tom Of Finland

If you’re like me, who lives in a big cosmopolitan city filled with cast of colorful characters inhabiting all the boroughs of NYC, you bound to run across these black and white drawings of overtly sexualized gay men in black leather jackets and assless leather chaps in bookstores or saw them on posters in some … Continue reading

Goodbye Christopher Robin – The Origin story of Winnie The Pooh

A friend predicted that it will be a tear-jerker before I went to the advance screening of Goodbye Christopher Robin. I have to say that she was correct, but not in the reason that she predicted. Ultimately, this movie is really about the toll of fame on the Milne family, especially on little Christopher Robin … Continue reading

Happy Death Day – A fun spin on a familiar genre

I admit it, the trailer with the 50 Cent rap got me wanting to watch this movie despite the played-out, groundhog day storyline. The second reason for me to watch this movie is the lead, Jessica Rothe. U need someone who is magnetic and charismatic to carry this movie because she is in every single … Continue reading

Blade Runner 2049 – A more-than-worthy successor.

Full disclosure, unlike most sci-fi enthusiasts, I am not a big fan of the first Blade Runner. Let me explain. I was very young when the first movie came out and have not live in the western world long enough to understand the culture and nuance of that first movie. I remember walking out of … Continue reading

The Unknown Girl is a thriller-done-right, the French Cinema way.

What I always love about a well-made and understated French thriller is how much care the filmmakers place in preserving the realism of the scenes in the movie. The Unknown Girl is part of that noble tradition. The movie take it’s time to show the daily, mundane relate-able gestures in the main character’s  life so … Continue reading

Friend Request will make u think twice before adding someone new in your social circle

I was not sure if I should watch this movie because I did not heard much about this before it’s released in cinemas. Since I am running out of things to watch in current cinema offering and have some time to spare, I watched it in my local cinema with comfy reclining seat. The late … Continue reading

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