The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015): Movie Review

Is it possible to remain angry for the duration of an entire film? I discovered that it was after I wrestled with varying degrees of rage for the 2 hour and 2 minute run of the film. The problem was, I didn’t really know who I was angry at.… Read More The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015): Movie Review


Flatliners (2017): Movie Review

All in all,  the new Flatliners had better style than the original but substance wise, the original was still better overall because of the depth of the characters. Even though the characters of the original were flawed, audiences root for them. The original Flatliners had an all star cast but did not have any problems with giving the lead characters more emphasis. The new Flatliners’ characters seemed too detached and the team behind the movie seemed too timid to give the floor to any particular character. Its lack of conviction resulted in the lukewarm execution that made the movie plain and simple — ordinary. … Read More Flatliners (2017): Movie Review

The Shape of Water: Film Review

The most fitting description I could think of for The Shape of Water is that it was just plain beautiful. It takes a lot of skill to get the audiences invested enough in a story to believe in its possibilities, to raise their hope and get them to focus on what could be than what could not. This film had no beautiful princesses, and no handsome prince. Nor did it have an all star cast that could guarantee box office success. What it did have was love, loyalty, friendship, and a kinship that spoke to the heart. What it did have was a tale that moved with its sincerity.  And even though it was portrayed as a fantasy,  it was relatable in the contemporary as its message was universal. And that is what made this film so beautiful.… Read More The Shape of Water: Film Review

Coco: Movie Review

All in all, I was well and truly impressed by how Coco managed to celebrate Mexican culture and tradition with the wonderful details of the animation. The film really came to life in a unique and different way. The OST was also one of the best that Disney Pixel had to offer and really stepped up the emotional level of the movie. In my opinion, the purity of the voice acting also played a major factor in the film’s success.The film also had a very moving message — that while families won’t always understand one another,  love will overcome every obstacle. Congratulations to director John Lasseter for pulling another memorable film. … Read More Coco: Movie Review

I am not a Robot: Korean Drama Review

All in all, I am not a Robot’s main strength was the strong casting. Despite the overly lengthy dialogues, despite the poor character development and scenes that made no sense, I liked that the cast managed to gel together and pull out performances that made the audience care about what happens to them. It was a good rom com. It delivered on the happy feels and the romance but I wouldn’t go so far as to rank it among my favorites. Not yet at “Yeppo” (Pretty) level for me but it was a solid series. No doubt. … Read More I am not a Robot: Korean Drama Review

Logan Lucky: Movie Review

All in all, I liked the Hillbilly touch to the movie and how strong the characterization was for the main cast. Their plot seemed simple and complicated at the same time and makes one root for the success blue collar little guys who manage to pull off a scheme of this magnitude. It was’t as intense as other heist movies but it held its own in the genre. There was no need for villains or other family issues, just good, just a good old fashioned heist brilliantly executed, filled with tons of good humor.  Plus, Sadie’s surprise for her daddy at the pageant really got me to tear up. Awww!… Read More Logan Lucky: Movie Review

The Open House: Movie Review

All in all, The Open House was a passable horror. Not particularly good or bad. Just passable. The problem was that it focused too much on the buildup but the reveal of the culprit did not really pay off. The script also turned the rest of the cast into cardboard characters that viewers have seen countless times before. Of its 1 hour and 34 minute run, only 20 minutes really held my interest and I’m not sure if that’s enough to set this film apart from the rest in its genre. … Read More The Open House: Movie Review