Last month, Netflix released its much anticipated film, “Always Be My Maybe”, and adds yet another notch to its growing list of original romantic comedies. While I always appreciate when a modern film is led by an Asian cast, I can’t help but wish the film was more creative and cohesive.
Film Review Avengers · Endgame · Robert Downey Jr · Chris Evans · Mark Ruffalo · Chris Hemsworth · Scarlett Johansson · Jeremy Renner · Don Cheadle · Paul Rudd · PG-13 · 2019 · Poops&Praises · PROJECT-FILM-52
Over 10 years of movies have led up to the “Avengers: Endgame”, and the Russo’s deliver a satisfying and enjoyable conclusion for their most loyal fans.
Film Review Guava Island · Hiro Murai · Donald Glover · Rihanna · Leticia Wright · Nonso Anozie · TV-MA · 2019 · PROJECT-FILM-52
Donald Glover released his latest artistic endeavor last month on Amazon Prime, and this time it’s a short film by the name of “Guava Island”. Most art that Donald churns out is of high quality, and for the most part, “Guava Island” is no exception. Yet, there is a feeling of squandered opportunities here that make it feel less like a powerful short film and more like a long, self-glorifying music video.
Film Review The Perfect Date · Chris Nelson · Noah Centineo · Laura Marano · Odiseas Georgiadis · Camila Mendes · TV-14 · 2019 · PROJECT-FILM-52
Noah Centineo plays another fake boyfriend in yet another Netflix teenage rom-com in “The Perfect Date”, but does this one warrant your time? The short answer: no.
Film Review Unicorn Store · Brie Larson · Samuel L. Jackson · Joan Cusack · Bradley Whitford · Mamoudou Athie · TV-PG · 2017 · Poops&Praises · PROJECT-FILM-52
This week, we return back to good old Netflix to find our movie to watch, as well as bring back another edition of “Poops & Praises”, a style of review where I just list what I liked (praises) and what I didn’t like (poops). Warning, there are mild spoilers ahead.
Film Review The Favourite · Yorgos Lanthimos · Rachel Weisz · Emma Stone · Olivia Colman · R · 2018 · PROJECT-FILM-52
Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest film, “The Favourite” is a critically acclaimed and highly divisive Best Picture nominee, and after watching, I can certainly see why. This is an English tea time snack with snappy bite and wickedly dark aftertaste.
Film Review Captain Marvel · Anna Boden · Ryan Fleck · Brie Larson · Samuel L. Jackson · Ben Mendelsohn · PG-13 · 2019 · Poops&Praises · PROJECT-FILM-52
Here comes another “Poops & Praises”, a style of review where I just list what I liked (praises) and what I didn’t like (poops). Warning, there are mild spoilers ahead.
Film Review Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald · David Yates · Johnny Depp · Eddie Redmayne · Ezra Miller · Jude Law · PG-13 · 2018 · PROJECT-FILM-52
“The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second installment of five planned movies (yes, you read it correctly) in the “Fantastic Beasts” Harry Potter spin-off/prequel series. While the first film showed some promise, the second film isn’t able to reproduce those results.
Film Review Destination Wedding · Victor Levin · Keanu Reeves · Winona Ryder · R · 2018 · Poops&Praises · PROJECT-FILM-52
This week’s review brings the second installment in “Poops & Praises”, a style of review where I just list what I liked (praises) and what I didn’t like (poops).
Film Review Dear Ex · Chih-Yen Hsu · Roy Chiu · Ying-Xuan Hsieh · Spark Chen · Joseph Huang · TV-MA · 2018 · PROJECT-FILM-52
This unassuming Taiwanese indie film acquired by Netflix is a rare achievement in both film-making and story-telling, and it’s the best movie I’ve seen so far this year.