Tag: Movie Reviews
Bergman Island Offers Ingmar Bergman’s Take on the Twenty First Century In Its Own Way
It’s the most loving tribute to cinema and to Ingmar Bergman, set in world that feels so habitable that I felt like only re-watching this for eternity, because of how inviting it looks and feels.
Ranking ‘Cinderella’ Adaptations Based on Diversity
Cinderella has been adapted many times over, with the latest adaptation from Amazon sparking controversy over its girlboss agenda. But what of diversity? We rank some of the most popular adaptations for diversity.
I Watched Amazon’s Girlboss ‘Cinderella’ So You Don’t Have To
The newest in a long line of Cinderella adaptations, Amazon’s Cinderella (2021) prizes girlbossification above the very story it tries to adapt.
Go and Tell Everyone About ‘Candyman’
‘Candyman’ (2021) builds upon the original 1992 film by presenting the myth of Candyman not only as an example of black pain, but as an opportunity for black vengeance.
The Duality of Sex Work as Shown in ‘Shiva Baby’
While not everyone may relate to the circumstances Danielle finds herself in in ‘Shiva Baby’, some are sure to understand her struggles as she is scrutinized for being a woman, a college student, an LGBT person, and a sugar baby.
‘Better Than Chocolate’, a New Cult Classic?
‘Better Than Chocolate’ isn’t perfect, but it sure has charm! The characters are great. Some took longer to grow on me than others, but ultimately they’re all compelling! I appreciate how a select few help those around them to grow.
‘Lyle’, Cool Concept, Poor Execution.
The idea of Rosemary’s baby but with lesbian partners drew me in, and I was anticipating what the film had in store with its reimagining. Unfortunately, it all felt a little too vague to leave an impact.
‘Fatherhood’ is the Most Wholesome Film to Come Out of 2021 So Far
In ‘Fatherhood’(2021) we follow Matthew Logelin (Kevin Hart) in the aftermath of the passing of his wife, Liz, (Deborah Ayorinde). While coming to terms with this major life change, he must adapt to another: being a single parent to their daughter Maddy (Melody Hurd). (Spoiler warning for major plot lines and ending.) The first thing […]
Steeped In Mystery: Decoding ‘The Dark Circle’
In Ritendra Datta’s ghostly short, The Dark Circle, geometry ends up being more than sacred — but rather an explanation on how to fix your life. The film hides a compelling mystery deep within the external struggle for balance that can drive a person to the brink of madness. The psychological thriller is carefully detailed, […]
‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Review: Yes, I’m Still Team Kong
Kong bows to no one. The latest MonsterVerse film is the highly anticipated Godzilla vs. Kong. Directed by Adam Wingard and written by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein, the movie follows the two most dominant alpha monsters on the planet as they clash with one another. Who will come out on top? Who will bow to the other? Or, is […]