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

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

IT, the new classic

I did not expect to like this movie as much as I do. This is a perfect example of a good movie. Good movie will connect with the audiences and transcend it’s own genre to become a favorite of moviegoers and dare I say, over time, categorized as a classic. I have never seen the … Continue reading

Mother! is motherf#%&*r of a movie.

Um what?<br> What did I just watched? Mother! was to me, a brilliant piece of cinema mindscrew thrill-ride through a two-hours escapism, if you let it. It obviously provoke you to search a deeper meaning into the story and everyone come out of it with a different take of their own. I guess, based on … Continue reading

VILLAINESS – La Femme Nikita, Korea style!

Step aside Atomic Blonde, there is a new bad ass assassin in town. Starting with John Wick the trend of stuntmen helming action movies continue. It make perfect sense to hand a kinetic action movie to the hand of a stunt man because all the audiences want to see in an action movie, are just … Continue reading

BIRTH OF THE DRAGON tethering on the edge watchability

I was curious about the uproar by the Chinese Asian community over this American made movie about Bruce Lee, their legendary martial art hero. If you search on Google, you can easily find the trails of hateful comment about the continued whitewashing of Hollywood movies that dismissing other race in it’s movies. So much so … Continue reading

Patti Cake$ throbs with life.

A movie like Patti Cake$ is the testament that you don’t need a big Hollywood budget to create an entertaining movie. You can see on screen that this movie was thoughtfully made with small budget. It’s got gritty, grimy location with lots of lighting set up that look like they barely had time to think … Continue reading

GOOD TIME is the opposite of the title.

If there is a trailer to a movie that make me DO NOT want to see the movie it’s promoting, it’s the trailer to GOOD TIME. The frenetic and in-your-face macro camera shots of scenes shown in the trailer pretty much gave you an inclination of a trainwreck the main characters of the movie will … Continue reading

LOGAN LUCKY – The working class version of Ocean’s 11…sort of.

Steven Soderbergh is definitely one of the most talented director in Hollywood who also act as the cinematographer for all his movies. I mean this cat can frame and light a scene to make a mundane set up look very interesting. This ability is apparent throughout Logan Lucky where the locations in the entire movie … Continue reading

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