Category: Movies

Movie Review: Stanley Nelson’s “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool” reintroduces the musician to audiences

Movie Review: Stanley Nelson’s “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool” reintroduces the musician to audiences

Column- May 12, 2019

What was so commendable about “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool” was its ability to look behind the veneer of Davis’ cult of personality and ...

Obscure film review:  “Elevator the Gallows” is a gripping tale of love, fate and melancholy

Obscure film review: “Elevator the Gallows” is a gripping tale of love, fate and melancholy

Column- March 3, 2019

“Elevator to the Gallows” is an important document, signalling the birth of radical filmmaking that — despite the film’s age — still feels exciting and ...

A (wo)man’s world

A (wo)man’s world

Mosaic- February 18, 2019

Films now seem to provide viewers with a more authentic experience that is relatable to all kinds of viewers.

Burned film — the woes of the Oscars, an institution fighting for relevance

Burned film — the woes of the Oscars, an institution fighting for relevance

Column- February 17, 2019

Many of the Best Picture nominees this year were simply undeserving and tarnish the legacy of past winners while increasing the blow for more deserving ...

Movie Review: “Roma,” in hazy, black-and-white shots, dazzles

Movie Review: “Roma,” in hazy, black-and-white shots, dazzles

Arts and Entertainment- February 11, 2019

“Roma” brilliantly captures the intricacies of women’s plight — and resilience — across cultural and socioeconomic boundaries.

Movie Review: “Boy Erased” draws and quarters the heart

Movie Review: “Boy Erased” draws and quarters the heart

Mosaic- December 3, 2018

It showcases high-caliber acting by Hedges, Kidman and Crowe, and its non-chronological sequencing scheme fills in gaps as needed, fostering an all the more riveting ...

Movie Review: “A Star Is Born” is … weird

Movie Review: “A Star Is Born” is … weird

Column- November 12, 2018

Stripped of the abstract, performance-art persona that she is so well-known for, Lady Gaga brings a very precise vulnerability, a human element, to Ally that, ...

Movie review: “Halloween” thrills, terrifies and returns to the roots of the iconic franchise

Movie review: “Halloween” thrills, terrifies and returns to the roots of the iconic franchise

Column- October 22, 2018

In spite of a few minor pitfalls, the 2018 version of "Halloween" triumphs due to its nostalgia factor and exploration of its characters' emotions.

“Mamma Mia!”: starting cienfuegos all over the place

“Mamma Mia!”: starting cienfuegos all over the place

Arts and Entertainment- September 24, 2018

Quirky and dynamic costumes are a focal point throughout the film. Inspired mainly by the 1970s, wearing denim and beautiful blouses are a large component ...