Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Review — As Good as the First

Taking a spirit that’s mostly exuberant, the Ant-Man and the Wasp provides the fans with a welcome change of pace. The movie has an unmistakable sense of fun. It was a much-needed hiatus after the grim ending of Avengers: Infinity War. Occurring not long after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the new film opens with…

Pickpocket (1959) Review — An Introspective Character Study

One of Robert Bresson’s easily accessible and most compelling films, Pickpocket is about a very lost, confused and lonely soul named Michel (Martin LaSalle) who resorts to a life of crime to make ends meet. Michel has so much in common with a famous literary character, Raskolnikov, from Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s widely celebrated novel Crime and…

Love, Simon (2018) Review – A Ground Breaking Romantic Comedy

I first got to know about Love, Simon when Xavier Dolan posted a substantial write up about it on his Instagram and elaborated on how much he loved it. As Dolan is one of my favourite directors, I decided I would most definitely give this a watch. I didn’t sit down with many hopes, to…

Hereditary (2018) – predictability at its finest

The first scene of Hereditary sets the tone for the film. A dreary lingering shot panning from a window looking out over the forest rotating onto a miniature mockup of the house where the film takes place. The overexerting sense of lingering dread, coupled with eerie symmetrical framing acts as the prelude for what you…