• The King

    The King

    ★★★★½

    A riveting period piece detailing the early ascension of the throne by King Henry V. It's such a birlliant film.

    Timothee Chalamet dominates the film with his powerful and domineering performance even though his appearance is a bit skinny.

    The story is well-written. The characters are all developed. They contribute to the story.

    The cinematography and set design are what makes this film settle. The amazing set pieces depicting very violent and brutal fights.

    That ending too was amazing. A very smart subversion with a late twist that challenges every decision the story and its characters chose.

    So, 4.5/5

  • The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

    The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

    ★★★½

    Wanna get this out of the way before reviewing this. The original was far better and superior than this one.

    Anyways, first of all the modern take on the story is a nice way to change things up such as the introduction of the internet and stuff. The performances of Denzel Washington is spot on. He never fails to impress me even in a bad movie. He is always the highlight.

    Even though the film is hugely entertaining, it's still…

  • Luca

    Luca

    ★★★★

    Pixar does it again. Another vibrant and colourful film qith a story as beautiful as the film

    So, 4/5

  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

    ★★½

    This is Michael Bay so, either this was going to be a hit-or-a-miss

  • The Poseidon Adventure

    The Poseidon Adventure

    ★★★★

    Watched this on a rainy day so, the experience was more fun since the story is set in the ocean

  • Vivarium

    Vivarium

    ★★★★

    Vivarium is a Twilight Zone-esque story captured into a movie. The premise is really intriguing and scary.

    The story builds up on this couple looking for a home but instead they stumble upon something sinister and inescapable.

    The characters are especially the highlight of the film. Though Eisenberg's character felt a bit dull and useless as the film went on but Poots' character was really strong.

    The production design and the set design is what makes this film so, so…

  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    ★★★★

    A smart and very thrilling crime film. It has such an influence to so many new heist films. That's how you can see how iconic it is.

    The story never lets go of its pace, the characters are very engaging. The only problem of the film is it underuses its hostages. They are just so one-dimensional and plain objectives needed to be rescued.

    Also, the movie features such a cheeky ending, it leaves you smiling

    So, 4/5

  • The Grandmaster

    The Grandmaster

    ★★★

    A decent martial arts film that works well when there are fight sequences present but drops in quality the moment it goes back to its story.

    The story's central figure is Zhang's character despite what the title says, her character is the most prominent and developed character while Tony Leung's character is just the audience's point of view and narrator of the story. No worries his character too is pretty good too.

    Anyways, Wong Kar Wai presents a very generic…

  • Underwater

    Underwater

    ★★★½

    Now, as the film began with a bang from the get go, it was exhilarating and really tense as the story unfolded. Somehow, this became one of those rare few Stewart performances I liked. She is usually so wooden but she basically carries the film here.

    The first half was magnificent. Seriously, it projected such an intense survival story with interesting characters and good visual effects. The arrival of the "big bad" in these unknown territory for them crew members…

  • Barton Fink

    Barton Fink

    ★★★★

    A very thought provoking period piece by the Coens. It's their most confusing narrative but it's very engaging. Both the Johns deliver marvelous performances along with the supporting cast. The dialogue is so, so tight and the screenplay is great. The symbolisms, the metaphors and the usual dash of surrealism by the Coens are all present here. The production design is another wonderful and clever technical aspect of the film if you are able to understand the symbolism

    So, 4/5

  • The Green Butchers

    The Green Butchers

    ★★★★

    This went into the unexpected story shift territory. It's absurd yet very oddly humorous. Mads and Nikolaj both give great performances.

    So, 4/5

  • As Tears Go By

    As Tears Go By

    ★★★½

    Started off quite well even though it did lack of Wong Kar Wai's style and flair. Techniques and skills that elevated him to an acclaimed director.

    The second half is where the film suffered. The romantic side of the story is really well done but the Triad stuff is where it falters. Andy Lau and Maggie Cheung are a great pair and they should have been more on-screen than all the Triad stuff.

    So, 3.5/5