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  • Monster Hunter

    Monster Hunter

    ★★★

    All Paul W.S. Anderson flicks should have the majority of their runtime focussed on two characters who practically cannot talk to each other!

    Joking aside, though, I do think that one reason this plays more engagingly/less numbingly for me than what I remember of all the various Resident Evil installments, or even Pompeii, is because of the two-hander section in the middle, which serves to filter out some excess action and distraction, giving us a couple of movie star heavies…

  • Baby

    Baby

    ★★★

    Finally, some 28 years after Zhang Yuan's classic indie Mother, China gets another film that forcefully confronts the society's attitudes toward children with disabilities. Factor in that this film started its life a decade ago and the years between Mother and Baby shorten a bit (yes, I meant to do that). The films’ differences, though, are instructive: Zhang, making his directorial debut, largely found his own unique filmic grammar, and played to no specific expectations in terms of plot nor…

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  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    ★★★★★

    Anime in a-g.

    "I don't want to die. I don't want to die. I don't want to die. I don't want to die. I don't want to die. I don't want to die. I don't want to die. I don't want to die. I don't want to die. I don't want to die. I don't want to die. I don't want to die. I don't want to die. I don't want to die. I don't want to die. I don't…

  • Young Ahmed

    Young Ahmed

    2 old white European dudes make a movie about a young radicalized Muslim boy what could go wrong