SEARCHING [2018]

Searching will instantly seem jarring. The first thing we see is a computer desktop screen, as the father David looks at photos of his daughter Margot and his dead wife Pamela. The death… Continue reading

TIFF 2018: BLIND SPOT

Originally written for Cinemaaxis.com Mental illness is often hard to depict in a realistic fashion. There are only a handful of examples where it is treated with respect and dignity without exaggerating for… Continue reading

TIFF 2018: CELIO

Originally written for Cinemaaxis.com Cielo roughly translates into sky, skies or heaven in Spanish. It is an apt title for a documentary about what we see when we look up at the vastness… Continue reading

THE DEATH OF STALIN [2017]

Barring the inimitable Dr. Strangelove, The Death of Stalin is perhaps the funniest comic political recreation in history. It succeeds in taking the death of a leader and turning it into a comic… Continue reading

SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO [2018]

After the amazing direction and writing of the original film, it was clear that a sequel would never come close to matching the tense atmosphere and the detailed characters that populated the realistic… Continue reading

50TH ANNIVERSARY – 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

Seeing one of the best sounding and looking films on a giant screen was one of the best experiences I have had with film. Every time I have seen this flick, it seems… Continue reading

THE EQUALIZER 2 [2018]

After the above-average action and suspense of the first film, and the opening moments of this sequel, it is hard not to get one’s hopes up. Who doesn’t want to see Denzel snap… Continue reading

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom [2018]

Originally written for Cinemaaxis.com Refreshingly, the latest entry into the Jurassic Park franchise is a fantastic continuation to the arc established in Jurassic World, though not to everyone’s taste. The tone is set… Continue reading

HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES [2017]

An interesting experience, this film successfully depicts the intentional rebellious nature of Punk Rock while blending it within a fantasy film and a love story. Perhaps the only drawback is the lack of… Continue reading

BROTHERS’ NEST [2018]

This small Aussie gem is filled with a plethora of psychological, existential and family related questions posited, often are answered in surprising and unexpected ways. That it does this while being funny and… Continue reading