HTTYD: The Hidden World packs an emotional punch

Here be dragons SPOILERS! After 5 years, the third movie in the Train Your Dragon series has finally been released. As usual, Dreamworks delivers superb animation. This episode relies less on the action sequences that made the previous two the breathtaking adventures that they were. Having previously set the stage with recognizable characters and what…

The disturbing reality of Dreamland in Dumbo (2019)

The original Dumbo (1941) which we might have watched as kids was a light, warmhearted tale of redemption and belonging for a circus elephant deformed due to an accident suffered as a newborn. Today’s retelling of Dumbo (2019) rather brings to light the darker undertones, spinning a fable more reflective of our current context. While…

Five Feet Apart (2019) : Review

Warning : Spoilers Ahead! Based on the novel by Rachael Lippincott, et. al., Five Feet Apart (2019) tells the story of two young patients, Stella Grant (Haley Lu Richardson) and Will Newman (Cole Sprouse) afflicted with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a lung condition that requires them to stay six feet apart at all times in order…

Captain Marvel (2019): Only human

Is a film ‘feminist’ just because the lead is a woman with superpowers? MCU’s “Captan Marvel” is a welcome change, anyway, showcasing a strong female character, whose core strength stems from an indomitable will, and a persistent drive to stand up for herself. That she wields cosmic powers too is really just a bonus after…

‘Us’ (2019): Review

(Warning: spoilers ahead!) Whether it’s the eerie use of gospel music, or a slow pan abruptly transitioning to a series of quick cuts from multiple camera angles of the scene (suggesting many eyes everywhere watching, ready to pounce), ‘Us’ by Jordan Peele leaves us with the chills, and a string of questions that haunts us…

Movie Review: Ghost in the Shell

*No spoilers* Ghost in the Shell? Ok, but just don’t dwell on the details. This movie, with its stunning visuals and philosophical musings ultimately left me feeling satisfied, but a little wary about the kind of world its creators were painting for the audience. In this review, I will be highlighting the areas in which…

Movie review: ‘Life’ (2017)

*No major spoilers* Holy Sh*t, it was intense. Life aboard the International Space Station is probably anxious and claustrophobic enough without the unwelcome stowaway of a hostile, alien lifeform bent on killing everyone on board in the most horrible ways possible. And maybe saving the rest of the world for dessert. Props to the cast for…