Drama, Film Reviews, LFF 2021

REVIEW: King Richard (LFF 2021)

When I say ‘representation matters’, these are words that I do not take lightly. It’s not just to be ‘seen and heard’. True equality comes from the value we contribute and the respect gained through opportunities that get us a seat at the table. It’s…

Animation, Film Reviews, LFF 2021

REVIEW: Ron’s Gone Wrong (LFF 2021)

For the feature-length animated debut for studio Locksmith Animation, Ron’s Gone Wrong certainly leaves its mark. It’s charming, wonderful, and full of delight. Starring Zach Galifianakis and Jack Dylan Glazer (as Ron and Barney respectively), the story revolves around Barney, a lonely and socially awkward…

Film Reviews, LFF 2021, Netflix, Western

REVIEW: The Harder They Fall (LFF 2021)

When the opening credits appear with all the cool swagger, its sharp, stylistic editing and curated music choices, you would think you were watching a Quentin Tarantino movie. After all, his trademarks and isms have dominated popular movie culture since his introduction with Reservoir Dogs. But The…

Features

The Monsterverse and its Lack of Compelling Human Characters

WARNING: This contains spoilers to the Monsterverse films: Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) and Godzilla vs. Kong (2021). There’s a clever ode to Planet of the Apes in Adam Wingard’s Godzilla vs. Kong, the fourth film in Legendary’s…

Film Reviews, Latest, Netflix

REVIEW: The White Tiger (2021)

It’s safe to say that Netflix films can be a bit hit or miss. For every Scorsese’s The Irishman, Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story or Remi Weekes’ His House, you get unsatisfactory duds like Outside the Wire or Extraction (minus the brilliant one-take shot). Thankfully, The…

Documentary, Film Reviews, Latest, LFF 2020

REVIEW: One Man and his Shoes (LFF 2020)

There will be numerous conversations as to whether Yemi Bamiro’s investigative look into the legacy of the Air Jordan sneakers serves as the perfect companion piece to this year’s outstanding documentary The Last Dance. The Netflix series was an examination into Michael Jordan – the man,…