Category: Movies

Movie Review: Disillusionment and absurdism make “The Joker” a haunting commentary and character study

Movie Review: Disillusionment and absurdism make “The Joker” a haunting commentary and character study

Mosaic- October 13, 2019

“The Joker” is a bold step for a comic book film, furthering the intensity and brutality of Christopher Nolan’s modern classic, “The Dark Knight.”

Film review: “Ad Astra” (spoiler-free)

Film review: “Ad Astra” (spoiler-free)

Mosaic- October 8, 2019

If you enjoy slow, existential and artful space flicks, then “Ad Astra” is worth the price of admission.

Masculinity in Movies: “Ad Astra” and “Moonlight” (spoiler warning)

Masculinity in Movies: “Ad Astra” and “Moonlight” (spoiler warning)

Column- October 8, 2019

How does masculinity limit one’s expression of feeling? Is it a slow-moving and self-destructive poison fueled by confidence and outside expectations?

A beginner’s guide to classic movies

A beginner’s guide to classic movies

Arts and Entertainment- September 23, 2019

Although I love modern movies, classic movies are an example of movie-making in its purest essence, which is to provide audiences with an enjoyable and ...

Movie review: “IT Chapter Two” makes audiences hold bladders for scary length of time

Movie review: “IT Chapter Two” makes audiences hold bladders for scary length of time

Column- September 9, 2019

Although “IT Chapter Two” didn’t live up to expectations, it still offers a couple scares, some laughs and enough insane visuals to keep audience’s heads ...

A beginner’s guide to Bollywood

A beginner’s guide to Bollywood

Arts and Entertainment- September 9, 2019

Bollywood movies are perfect if you want to perk up your day or forget about an exam. If you need a solution to the problems ...

Forget blockbusters, 2019 was the summer of cinema

Forget blockbusters, 2019 was the summer of cinema

Mosaic- September 2, 2019

With a little extra effort, tracking down independent films this summer amazed, inspired, terrified and invigorated me, giving me renewed faith in cinema as an ...

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 ...