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: Jason Bourne(2016)

SKIP! It seems the only reason to have this film made was to reboot the franchise and had Matt Damon resumed his role as Bourne. Otherwise, I was at a lost watching this actions packed film that didn’t really have a story to tell; the special effects: ip tracking, fighting and car chasing, could have […]

Movie Review: Split (2016)

WATCH!  DID(Dissociative Identity Disorder) or MPD(Multiple Personality Disorder) was the premise of this film, and the trailers were clear about that. But was it really? or there could be more? Perhaps… There weren’t anything we hadn’t seen before here: kidnap, teenagers and their perky bosoms, short skirts, and isolation. At least three were better than Ma(Brie Larson) in Room(2015). So […]

Movie Review: Morgan (2016)

SKIP! Morgan (2016) was a failed project suffering the same ill-fate of the defunct L6 project in the film. The denouement ascertained my conclusion that this was nothing but a mishmash sci-fi film with no horrors, no thrills, and no mysteries. Instead, it was filled with morsels of other films in theme and actions. One of such films is […]

Movie Review: The Neon Demon (2016)

SKIP Director Nicolas Winding Refn‘s films have always been well received at Cannes Festival, so The Neon Demon was no exception in the 2016 ceremony. In particular, 16 years old Elle Fanning was still in high school while filming this film. Fanning got lots of press for this film, overshadowing older sister, Dakota Fanning, who has been taking on maturer roles.  […]

Movie Review: Jack Reacher-Never Go Back.

SKIP!   I’ll Never go back for sure! I doubt this franchise will survive, unless Jack Reacher goes back being a loner. Although there were numerous disputes about the fictional Reacher being a big beefy ex-military, Tom Cruise’s Reacher managed to pull a rabbit out the hat in Jack Reacher: One Shot (2012). It was exciting to […]