‘Pain and Glory’: the becoming of Pedro Almodóvar

At 70 years old, Pedro Almodóvar proves the age-old trope that the best stories we tell are often ones we know ourselves, ones we have lived for and lived through.… Read More ‘Pain and Glory’: the becoming of Pedro Almodóvar

‘Us’: Jordan Peele toys with genre to create his explosive new thriller

The Oscar-winning Get Out was an incredible start to Jordan Peele’s directing career and one that left viewers in anxious anticipation of the director’s future work. Enter the genre-bending Us.… Read More ‘Us’: Jordan Peele toys with genre to create his explosive new thriller

‘Glass’: M. Night Shyamalan’s superhero trilogy comes to a disappointing end

In a sea of MARVEL and DC Comics superhero films, one can appreciate what Shyamalan tries to do with his trilogy. Despite how much of a mess this last installment is, the concept is undeniably an interesting approach to the superhero trope, but the faults in this film are too large and too many to ignore, and it seems Shyamalan’s lucky streak has run its course yet again.… Read More ‘Glass’: M. Night Shyamalan’s superhero trilogy comes to a disappointing end