Gemini: L’Amant Double (2017)

WATCH An enthralling, titillating and thrilling psychological drama that will have audience guessing to the very last minute, or gasping. The denouement, perhaps, is too orderly, but the journey is a kaleidoscope looking at a human mind, a veda-scope expanding views of sexuality and a microscope examining human developments. Et voilà, another puzzling piece written and directed […]

Gibberish: The Mummy (2017)

SKIP It was going really well until Jenny(Annabelle Wallis) showed up and from there it went down to the tomb! punk intended. If Vail(Jake Johnson ) and Nick(Tom Cruise) were left as the odd couple, it would have been so much better. True to Hollywood tradition, a heterosexual love relationship must be inserted, and especially for a summer […]

Null & Void: Alien: Covenant (2017)

SKIP source:IMDb Such a let down from the previous post-modern existential film Prometheus! Perhaps, Ridley Scott wants to make this an amphibious Alien film: for its die-hard fans, and for a new generation of audiences. On the one hand he attracts fans waiting for a sequel to Prometheus, and on the other’s those seeing this film franchise […]

Wünderbar nicht! WonderWoman(2017)

WATCH! Source: IMDb Undeniably Gal Gabot owned the movie, she was everything we wanted to see in Wonder Woman. However, Chris Pine was struggling to side up to Gabot; he played Captain Trevor. In the movie Gabot and Pine, to me, just didn’t exceberate the je ne sais pas quoi. At times, I found Pine annoying to watch, this […]

Lesbianism? The Handmaiden (2016)

WATCH! Don’t confuse this with Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (film and TV movie) even though it might sound similar. This is from the acclaimed South Korea’s director Park Chan-wook, whose best known film Old Boy (2003) is now a Hollywood’s remake that retains most of his trademark violence and gore. But if you are unfamiliar with Chan-wook’s accolades, […]

Movie Review: Frantz(2016)

WATCH! Once again I was mesmerized with François Ozon’s creativity and originality; he took us to a small town in Germany after WWI was over. German’s antagonistic view of France and her français was apparent. Sons were killed. Anna’s (Paula Beer) fiancé – Frantz(Anton von Lucke) – was killed in the war, leaving Anna as a young grieving […]

Movie Review: The Crying Game (1992)

WATCH! The Crying Game is one of those film with a climatic snake-in-a-can moment that no one can unseen. Unfortunately, that shocking scene has pigeonholed the film. But, it spoke to a deeper allegory of human relationships and loyalty. On top, The Crying Game made Tammy Wynette relevant again with Stand by Your Man –  a gay mens’ anthem – used for its […]