As far as video-game based movies go, the 2018 “Tomb Raider” reboot isn’t terrible, but it fails to stand out in the action-saturated movie market we have today and largely feels like a wasted opportunity to revive the failed franchise from 15 years ago.
Film Review Roma · Alfonso Cuarón · Yalitza Aparicio · Marina de Tavira · Diego Cortina Autrey · R · 2018 · PROJECT-FILM-52
Alfonso Cuarón displays his mastery of cinema in this intensely personal film based on the memories of his childhood. It’s a film whose narrative rides on life events, but like many of our own lives, the best moments are often separated with stretches of dull everyday monotony.
Film Review The Ballad of Buster Scruggs · The Coen Brothers · Tim Blake Nelson · James Franco · Liam Neeson · Tom Waits · Zoe Kazan · Jonjo O'Neill · R · 2018 · PROJECT-FILM-52
The Coen Brothers venture into the Wild West yet again with “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”, but this time, they return with just a few specks of gold and a mound of dirt.
Film Review Wonder Woman · Patty Jenkins · Gal Gadot · Chris Pine · PG-13 · 2017
Let me just say that while many genres have my sympathy, the superhero genre is usually not one of them. With the exception of Nolan’s Batman films, I find many superhero movies to be rather lukewarm with their predictable outcomes and action scenes for the sake of action. However, Wonder Woman blew away all of my expectations and more.
I figured this guide could use a small update to make it a bit easier to tell which films are the ones I really love. I also wanted to add a link to all my ratings on IMDb and briefly explain how my rating system translates to the rating system on IMDb. Otherwise, for the most part, the core of the system has remained the same. The basic format of my film reviews consists of 2 parts:
Website Update update · strata · url · namecheap · kevinwli
Another quarter of classes has come and passed, and yet another update has gone live. Take a look at the shortlist of changes:
Website Update tranquilpeak · update
With my return home from another gruelling quarter of classes, I’ve revamped the look of my website once more. Here’s a quick “patch notes” if you will:
Website Update hugo · redlounge · update
It’s been awhile since I updated my site, so when I came back, I decided to re-design/re-build it.
Film Review The Revenant · Alejandro González Iñárritu · Leonardo DiCaprio · Tom Hardy · R · 2015
While it’s not a film I particularly love, I admire “The Revenant” for its beauty, cinematography, and visceral depiction of the wild. This is a film that is meant to be seen on the big screen.
Film Review Carol · Todd Haynes · Cate Blanchett · Rooney Mara · R · 2015
I am not by any means an expert on the subject of love, but I believe “Carol” is one of the most realistic and intelligent portrayals of love that I’ve seen in film.