‘Mary Poppins Returns’: Emily Blunt charms in reimagined Disney classic

The film in fact feels more like a reenactment of the original rather than a sequel to it, successfully maintaining the charm of the first but failing to properly bridge the gaps between the stories.… Read More ‘Mary Poppins Returns’: Emily Blunt charms in reimagined Disney classic

‘Into the Spider-Verse’: a game-changing addition to the Spider-Man franchise

Perhaps other superhero films started the upward movement of superhero films in critics’ circles over the past few years and this year in particular, but I, for one, will end 2018 remembering our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man.… Read More ‘Into the Spider-Verse’: a game-changing addition to the Spider-Man franchise

‘Loving Vincent’ pays tribute to Vincent Van Gogh’s artistry

What distinguishes great movies from mediocre ones, among many other things of course, is the love with which the film was made — corny, I admit, but a testament to the labour of filmmakers and artists impassioned by their own ideas and creativity and what could come of each and both. One such example is… Read More ‘Loving Vincent’ pays tribute to Vincent Van Gogh’s artistry

Today in queer cinema: ‘Call Me By Your Name’ and ‘In A Heartbeat’ dazzle

Earlier in the year, and after a now notorious slip, Moonlight walked away with the coveted Best Picture Oscar, making it both the first LGBT movie and the first indie movie to win Oscar gold in the category – a historic win. 2015’s Carol and The Danish Girl were the only other the LGBT-themed movies to have scored more… Read More Today in queer cinema: ‘Call Me By Your Name’ and ‘In A Heartbeat’ dazzle

Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’ is a visually stunning disappointment

Luc Besson returned to theaters last week with his first English-language film since 2014’s Lucy. After being away for three years, the Leon: the Professional director finally graced our screens with his long-awaited, visual powerhouse of a blockbuster, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (poster to the left: teaser-trailer.com). Starring Cara Delevingne and Dane… Read More Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’ is a visually stunning disappointment