Action & Adventure, Disney+, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Jungle Cruise (2021)

As one ride ends, another begins. It might be the cousin wanting to line up for the Mad Tea Party after disembarking Splash Mountain. Or, in this case, it might be Disney handing its flagship action-adventure attraction-based baton from Pirates of the Caribbean to Jungle…

Netflix, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Kingdom – Ashin of the North (2021)

It’s not only the undead populating Kingdom’s Joseon who have a craving for blood and guts. For two seasons now, members of the Haewon Cho clan have proven themselves to be the scarier ghouls — also drawn to carnage, but never thoughtlessly or rampantly. Just…

Film Reviews, Films, Horror, Thriller

REVIEW: Old (2021)

A mind-twister, indeed, when strange things of the M. Night Shyamalan kind also exist beyond Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. Entranced and thus inspired by the premise of the graphic novel Sandcastle written by Pierre-Oscar Lévy and drawn by Frederick Peeters, Old sees the filmmaker travel to…

Film Reviews, Films, Horror

REVIEW: Kandisha (2021)

It was a shock to the system to realise how, before the yet-set rollout of their novel and anticipated The Deep House, French filmmaking duo Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury have another film for horror fans — Kandisha. Perhaps with the extreme brains behind the…

Animation, Film Reviews, Netflix

REVIEW: Wish Dragon (2021)

You will hear a little voice going “it’s Genie, but now he’s Long” throughout Wish Dragon, the second of three Sony Pictures Animation’s works with rights reported to have been bought by Netflix during the pandemic (the others are The Mitchells vs. The Machines and…

Film Reviews, International Film

REVIEW: Bố Già (2021)

“NOISY household,” “MESSY family,” “CRAPPY neighborhood” — these are the title cards in the latest trailer for Bố Già (Dad, I’m Sorry, which in Vietnamese would look more like “Ba, Con Xin Lỗi”), and they seem to promise an unruly time. Think Happy Madison picture,…