BlacKkKlansman (2018) Review – An Important Film For The Present Day

BlacKkKlansman is Spike Lee’s most straightforward narrative since 2006’s Inside Man, for which he was merely a director for hire. BlacKkKlansman is a more personal film for Lee, given his politics. However, throughout his career, Lee has never been afraid to work within the genre. The heist film, Inside Man or war film, Miracle at…

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…