Last Night in Soho: Edgar Wright is the master of comedy
In its role as a dramatic first in Edgar Wright’s career, this film disappointed. It stands as a better example of a genre it doesn’t want to be — comedy — than of a thriller.
“The Matrix Resurrections:” How deep does the mundaneness go?
It seems like director Lana Wachowski really tried to throw every idea against the wall to see what sticks. However, when some ideas fell off the wall, she forced them to stick anyway.
Eternals’ pain on the critic’s mind
The writers really expected us to care about heroes that we just met and are only given short scenes to get to know. There are literally 10 characters in the Eternals, and none of them are prioritized over the end of the world story where *SPOILER ALERT* the world doesn’t end.
Spencer: All work and no play makes Diana a dull girl
While I initially regretted never being able to see "The Shining" in its intended 1:66:1 aspect ratio, watching "Spencer" use it so chillingly has allowed me to finally forgive myself.
Marry Me: the return of the rom-com
No one is going to see a romantic comedy to be surprised by the plot. On Valentine's Day, I went to see "Marry Me" with the lowest of expectations. I anticipated a movie that was so-bad-it’s-good, but it was actually good. It was incredibly fun and charming, and I left the theater beaming.
‘Shang-Chi’ serves comedy of the worst kind
“Shang-Chi” is a waste of time. The writers thought they were making some drama regarding intergenerational conflict, accepting your past, and unhealthy obsessions. But if you really want to explore these themes, just watch Yasujiro Ozu films, because the “Shang-Chi” writers treat these topics with a severe lack of sensitivity.
‘Level 16’ teaches us to think ahead in a world of oppression
While the idea of oppression and having all your rights stripped away remains unthinkable, we can learn something about how we can work better in an oppressive world through characters who face these tribulations and grow to understand the mechanisms that bind them.