‘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

The allegory of the rave: why Mother!’s greatest twist is its ultimate downfall

Where does one begin to talk about Darren Aronofsky’s most recent effort, Mother!? Much like the process of watching the film, that question sparks countless answers. A hybrid in style of one of his earliest efforts — Requiem for a Dream — and his most celebrated one – Black Swan – Mother!, in short, is… Read More The allegory of the rave: why Mother!’s greatest twist is its ultimate downfall

Lebanese-American filmmaker directs Lady Gaga documentary, ‘Five Foot Two’

Home from a long day at work, I decided to check Netflix (a party to which this critic is quite late), and I came across Lady Gaga’s newly-released documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two. Hearing good things and being the casual fan of the Grammy and Golden Globe-winning singer and actress, I decided to give it… Read More Lebanese-American filmmaker directs Lady Gaga documentary, ‘Five Foot Two’

“See You in Valhalla” suffocates viewers with every cliché in the book

Sometimes, I pick up a random movie to watch hoping it’ll be good. And sometimes it is (see: Who Am I – No System is Safe). Other times, however, it’s See You in Valhalla. Primarily starring Sarah Hyland, Bret Harrison, and Michael Weston, See You in Valhalla is a drama about the estranged Burwood family that comes… Read More “See You in Valhalla” suffocates viewers with every cliché in the book

“Deliver Us From Evil” underwhelms with already overdone premise

As my search for a creeptacular horror movie continues, I stop at Deliver Us From Evil, a 2014 horror-thriller directed by Scott Derrickson, from whom we saw the chilling Sinister in 2012 (one of the better modern horror movies, if I may add, save for that ending), and starring Eric Bana, Joel McHale, Édgar Ramirez, Sean… Read More “Deliver Us From Evil” underwhelms with already overdone premise