This isn't the Usual Suspects with its grand reveal. The suspense is contained in the weaving of the narrative as Slowik relentlessly leads his guests through the menu for the night. It's a little bit of Very Bad Things and Knives Out -- characters receive self-revelations when their feet meet the fire, but it's far too late for them. The overall theme, exploring the death of art in a social media world, measures toxicity the way tasters seek out acidity in their dishes.
Diet Alien — Alien: Covenant Review
Fast-forward to the present, some time in 2104. Humanity is on the verge of extinction, and a group of colonizers are sent aboard the ship Covenant to a very distant planet that could host as a new Earth.
Conspiracy Reality — Snowden Review
Oliver Stone's Snowden biopic opens with a title card declaring the events and characters you're about to witness have been dramatized. But anyone with an Internet connection and the ability to Google the words Snowden and PRISM will find the truth that inspired the movie is actually quite terrifying. In 2013, government contractor Edward Snowden... Continue Reading →
Still a Monster Movie — 10 Cloverfield Lane Review
Seven-plus years after the found-footage film Cloverfield brought back gigantic movie monsters in a really big and dizzying way, 10 Cloverfield Lane picks up the pieces and goes for a counter, but somehow intuitive, minimal approach. Eschewing the first movie's first-person cameraman style that induced a level of dizzy spells and motion sickness unseen since... Continue Reading →
Fantastic Four (2015) Review
“Go see it for yourself,“ they said. Fans of the movie came to its defense in various comments section, and their words were strong. “Those who hated it were biased.” “Yeah, it wasn’t that bad. It was actually pretty good.” “I hate when people say don’t watch a movie. You should see it and make up your... Continue Reading →
The Greatest Avenger — Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review
Captain America's first movie had him playing up the role of public servant, popular/populist hero boosting America's morale during a major World War. Unfortunately, the movie played itself, churning out montages, a half-baked second half, and an anti-climactic battle with archvillain Red Skull that, altogether, ultimately served the purpose of delivering the Captain to the... Continue Reading →