Drama, Film Reviews, Hulu, Thriller

REVIEW: False Positive (2021)

It’s almost impossible to not associate Ilana Glazer with the slacker, New York sitcom Broad City — a show which she created with her best friend Abbi Jacobson. But in A24 and Hulu’s atmospheric horror False Positive, the actor-writer proves that she’s not just a…

Apple TV+, Mystery, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Lisey’s Story (2021)

Apple TV’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Lisey’s Story (debuting 4 June) is first and foremost an exploration of love and loss. It’s romantic and tender and at times even a little heart-aching. But King being King, of course, elements of supernatural horror and stalker thriller…

Hulu, Interviews, TV

INTERVIEW: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Madeline Brewer

Janine (Madeline Brewer) has been June’s (Elisabeth Moss) closest ally and sometimes kryptonite since the beginning of The Handmaid’s Tale. But throughout four seasons, the show hasn’t really revealed her backstory, unlike the other major characters. That, however, changed in last week’s shocking episode “Milk,”…

Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Shiva Baby’ Writer & Director Emma Seligman

If anxiety was a movie, then it would easily be Emma Seligman’s directorial debut Shiva Baby. Confidently directed and written, and with a phenomenal breakthrough performance from Rachel Sennott at the centre of the film, Shiva Baby tells the story of a college student named…

Crime, Film Reviews, Latest

REVIEW: Brothers by Blood (2021)

Pairing Joel Kinnaman and Matthias Schoenaerts seems like a great idea on the page. But in Jérémie Guez’s cold and meandering mob drama Brothers by Blood, that, unfortunately, is not the case. The problem is not just because both Kinnaman and Schoenaerts give flat performances,…

Film Reviews, Horror, Latest

REVIEW: Detention (2020)

The year was 1962, and Taiwan was under strict and prolonged martial law. Thousands of citizens were imprisoned or even massacred by the Kuomintang (KMT) party for being political dissidents. You read subversive books, you’ll get punished. You play puppets, you can get killed. It…

Film Reviews, Latest, Netflix

REVIEW: Hillbilly Elegy (2020)

It all begins in a small town. A young white boy from a lower working-class family is trying to accomplish his dream while trying to break free from plenty of familial, economic, and social limitations. You’ve probably heard that tale before; so many movies have…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews, Latest, Period

REVIEW: Minari (2020)

When I was around 4 years old, my dad relocated my family from the big city where I was born to a relatively smaller one. I didn’t know what was the reason back then, as I was just a little kid. But as I grew…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews, Films, HBO MAX, Latest, Streaming...

REVIEW: Unpregnant (2020)

There’s a striking resemblance between Rachel Lee Goldenberg’s road-trip comedy Unpregnant (10 September on HBO Max) with Eliza Hittman’s Never Rarely Sometimes Always; most especially given how both movies deal with the same subject of abortion from the perspective of young women. But where the…