Jordan Peele attempts to break out of the expectations set from his groundbreaking social thriller Get Out (2018) and leans more towards the horror genre by building from his passing fear of doppelgangers with his sophomore film Us (2019). He does this with his creation of “The Tethered”, an experiment commissioned to clone every American and who […]Read more "Us (2019) – A Fleeting Fear Turns Conspiracy"
Netflix’s Triple Frontier is somewhat of a sleeper hit. With great exposition and articulate action, it can only go two ways from there. t’s either you truly enjoyed the movie or you probably accidentally fell asleep whilst watching it. And it’s hard to say why. The beginning is fairly captivating. You’re thrown into the world of […]Read more "Triple Frontier (2019) – Action with a little Story"
James Robin Mayo’s Kuya Wes (2019) is a necessary antithesis to love stories, and the journey one goes through in finding romance. The film stars Ogie Alcasid as Wes, a timid yet compassionate breadwinner working in a remittance center. During his clockwork occupation, he saves one day in the month to anticipate the arrival of […]Read more "Kuya Wes (2019) – Reassessing the Pursuit of Romance"
Marvel’s first leading female superhero film is finally here, but the film tries hard – perhaps too hard – to catch up with the Marvel hype. Oscar winner Brie Larson takes on the role of Vers, an alien Kree warrior from the planet Hala, who has caught herself in the middle of a war between […]Read more "Captain Marvel (2019) – Only Human"
Juice WRLD’s sophomore album “Death Race For Love” is definitely an awaited one. With songs like “Lucid Dreams” and “Armed and Dangerous” dominating the airwaves right now, one must believe that there’s still so many possibilities with Juice WRLD and his music. With this new album, Juice WRLD is able to create some great tracks, […]Read more "Juice WRLD: Death Race For Love (2019) – Sustaining the Standard"
Interestingly enough, there were three films entitled ‘Escape Room’ released in the past two years. Two of them were released in the same year in 2017, at the peak of escape rooms’ novelty. Adam Robitel’s Escape Room (2019), previously titled as ‘The Maze,’ manages to stray away from being too similar to the previous two […]Read more "Escape Room (2019) – ‘SAW’ without the Brilliant Gore"
Everyone straight out of college has at one point in their lives felt the struggle of being a ‘somebody’ that they can be proud of. Antoinette Jadaone’s Alone/Together tackles the questions that plague the soul of the idealistic college student. Will I achieve my dreams in life? Will I have an impact in the world? […]Read more "Alone/Together(2019) – The Toxicity of Idealism"