Personal Shopper (2016)

Personal Shopper (2016) Not everyone knows how to react after seeing French critic-turned-filmmaker Olivier Assayas’ latest, Personal Shopper, given that it’s the first film ever to receive a four-and-a-half minute standing ovation at… Continue reading

The Boss Baby (2017)

The Boss Baby (2017) He means business. Loosely based on the 2010 picture book of the same name, written and illustrated by Marla Frazee, The Boss Baby is actually a lot better than… Continue reading

Colossal (2016)

Colossal (2016) There’s a monster in all of us Colossal is bound to be one of this year’s strangest movies. Written and directed by Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo, Timecrimes (2007), Colossal uses the… Continue reading

CHIPS (2017)

CHIPS (2017) Chip Happens You know Hollywood’s really struggling when you see studios try to revive crappy television shows from the ’70s and ’80s, such as NBC’s CHiPS (1977-83), the little-known property developed… Continue reading

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Ghost in the Shell (2017) Masamune Shirow’s beloved Ghost in the Shell (first published in 1989) is the latest Japanese property to undergo a live-action adaptation, the material previously remodeled into a critically… Continue reading

The Great Wall (2016)

The Great Wall (2016) 1,700 years to build. 5,500 miles long. What were they trying to keep out? How’s this for a concept — the frenetic big creature battles of Starship Troopers (1997)… Continue reading

Jasper Jones (2017)

Jasper Jones (2017) A knock at the window. Their lives changed forever. In recent years Australian cinema has become a hot bed for book-to-film adaptations. We take a much-loved, world-renowned novella and cram… Continue reading

The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)

The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Traditionally, the character of Batman (aka Bruce Wayne) has always been celebrated for his dark, morose and broody traits, with… Continue reading

The Search for Life in Space (2016)

The Search for Life in Space (2016) A few years ago, I was blown away by Hidden Universe 3D (2013), the feature, which journeyed to the farthest reaches of the currently visible universe,… Continue reading

The Space Between Us (2017)

The Space Between Us (2017) What’s Your Favorite Thing About Earth? A harmless inter-planetary young adult romance, the sweet, syrupy The Space Between Us has one major flaw, and that is the age… Continue reading