Tag: movies

“Do Revenge” does teen movies justice

Netflix is no stranger to teen movies, but many of their attempts have gained notoriety for the bad acting, stilted dialogue and cheesy storylines. With movies like “The Kissing Booth” in 2018, “Tall Girl” in 2019 and their ever-multiplying sequels, genuinely compelling Netflix teen movies seem to be few and […]

Shang Chi reboots the Marvel universe

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore, Flickr The Marvel Cinematic Universe is in a bit of a weird spot right now. On top of a year-plus long hiatus that ended this January with “WandaVision,” narratively it is essentially starting from scratch. Most of its mainstay superheroes are either dead or have […]

Movies to watch this Valentine’s Day weekend

Photo courtesy of Eva Rinaldi, Wikipedia In these trying times of double-layered masks and social distancing, Valentine’s Day is destined to look a little different than in previous years. The options for romantic dates may be slim this year, but that doesn’t mean that your socially distant Valentine’s Day should be […]

New movie “Mank” highlights old Hollywood classics

Photo courtesy of Fair Use, Wikipedia Six years have passed since David Fincher’s latest film directorial endeavor, not counting his work on the Netflix show “Mindhunter,” and now he returns with “Mank,” a movie about the making of “the” movie: “Citizen Kane.” The film follows American screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz […]

“Parasite” stands out in more ways than one

Photo courtesy of Kinocine, Wikipedia Even though “Parasite” came out months ago and was already taking the film world by storm, its recent win of four Academy Awards skyrocketed its popularity. The South Korean movie’s director, producer, and writer Bong Joon Ho, who has a very interesting and diverse filmography […]

Academy Awards faces issues following backlash

Photo courtesy of BDS2006, Wikipedia The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are the most prestigious awards in the film industry.  In recent years, they have slowly but surely started losing credibility. The latest Oscars were the worst ones in recent memory when it comes to marketing and leading […]