Film

Bumblebee

‘Flogging a dead horse’ comes to mind when hearing about a Transformers prequel. One of the most bloated and basic franchises of modern cinema surely does not deserve another entry. It’s a miracle and welcome surprise then that not only...

The Front Runner

The Front Runner, the latest film from Jason Reitman, covers the 1987 presidential campaign of US Senator Gary Hart (Hugh Jackman) as he and his team clash with the news media over a scandal. Central to the story are the issues of media overreach,...

Aquaman

Aquaman (Jason Momoa) was already introduced via a cameo in Batman vs. Superman (2016), and with a larger role in Justice League (2017), with this film focusing on his surrounding mythology rather than his individual character. We are informed that...

The Favourite

There’s one scene in Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite that rises above the impulses and practices of his hip nihilism, and shows something worth looking at and thinking about. A candlelit hall is the setting, dark as pitch with suggestions of...

The Golden Globes: Faces of Change?

The 76th Globes Awards kickstarted this year’s awards ceremonies with its usual show of glamour and extravagance. Broadcast last Sunday, this year the event was co-hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh, the latter being the first woman of Asian...

Best Films of 2018

Film in 2018 contained many things. There were superheroes imperilled more seriously than ever before, there was a romance between Sally Hawkins and a fishman, there was code-switching, there was an astronaut motivated by grief, there was a woman...

Creed II

One might think that after eight instalments about the same tale of redemption and triumph, any franchise would be on the ropes at this point, but after the electrifying revival of the Rocky legacy in 2015’s Creed, the series pounds its way back...

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