Opinion: “The Big Sick” (2017)

“So, uh, 9/11…” Terry says “No I mean, I've always wanted to have a conversation with…” he continues while gesturing at Kumail "...about it. With…People” “You've never talked to people about 9/11?” Kumail asks “No what's your, what's your stance?” “What's my stance on 9/11? Oh um, anti. It was a tragedy, I mean we … Continue reading Opinion: “The Big Sick” (2017)

Opinion: “The Visit” (2015)

“M. Night Shyamalan’s return as a good director” Those were words people spoke after the release of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit, oddly enough. People were praising it all around and a reviewer that I follow, Chris Stuckmann, with whom I agree quite a lot, gave it a B. So I  was generally pretty excited when … Continue reading Opinion: “The Visit” (2015)

Opinion: “Assassin’s Creed” (2016)

Assassin’s Creed was a film that I hoped would be good. It had Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons…: an all-around amazing cast. Not only that but also the director sparked some hope. The year prior to Assassin’s Creed Justin Kurzel made the cinematic artwork called Macbeth, also starring Fassbender and Cotillard. And since the … Continue reading Opinion: “Assassin’s Creed” (2016)

Opinion: “Dunkirk” (2017)

The story of Dunkirk is told from three different perspectives: land, air, and sea.  Each perspective has to tell the same story, which is all about trying to help the stranded soldiers on the beach of Dunkirk escape. The story is pretty basic, but the way it’s told isn’t, which I really liked. Dunkirk is … Continue reading Opinion: “Dunkirk” (2017)

Opinion: “The LEGO Batman Movie”

The Lego Batman Movie is the colorful film about the titular character, who’s struggling with emotional problems, while The Joker desperately wants him to hate him. Right off the bat (badum tss), I'll say that this is a visually stunning film. Each shot was incredibly well-lit and framed, with a heavy, but beautiful amount of color creating frame … Continue reading Opinion: “The LEGO Batman Movie”

Opinion: The Dark Tower Trailer #1

SPOILERS FOR THE BOOK SERIES I am late to the party… again. But this time I have an excuse: I was reading. When The Dark Tower trailer dropped a few weeks ago, I was still reading the book series the movie will be based upon, written by Stephen King. Since I didn’t want any spoilers … Continue reading Opinion: The Dark Tower Trailer #1

Opinion: “Berlin Syndrome” (2017)

Berlin Syndrome was one of the many films which premiered at Sundance that I wanted to see and now I’ve finally been able to do just that thing, and let me tell you this: it was worth the wait. In this independent, psychological, semi-horror film we meet Clare, a young and aspiring Australian journalist who … Continue reading Opinion: “Berlin Syndrome” (2017)

Opinion: “The Raid” (2011)

The Raid is a simple story about a SWAT team that has been sent out to take down the infamous criminal Toma, who’s the owner of an apartment building filled with thugs. After the team has arrived and got into this tenement, they become trapped inside the building and escaping the building seems to be harder … Continue reading Opinion: “The Raid” (2011)

Opinion: David Fincher directing “World War Z 2”

No no no no no. Please no. Please change your mind, David. So about a week or two ago they announced that David Fincher, the director who has a ton of amazing films under his belt, like Fight Club, Seven, Gone Girl… is going to direct the upcoming sequel to the mildly ok film that … Continue reading Opinion: David Fincher directing “World War Z 2”

Opinion: “Dunkirk” Trailer #2

Dunkirk is probably my most anticipated film of 2017, because it’s the first film of my favorite director in three years (!). All of Nolan’s films are brilliant, from the script, which he himself writes often together with his brother, to the directing, to the stellar acting. He hasn’t made a ton of movies, but … Continue reading Opinion: “Dunkirk” Trailer #2