Category Archive: 2018

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

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

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

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

Insect (Hymz) [2018]

This is the last film from Czech director Jan Svankmajer, and he exits the world of film in a typically weird way, much like his first feature film which was a very creepy… Continue reading

HEREDITARY [2018]

Many films are labelled as horror movies currently, and it is often misleading. Many of these films are either better labelled as psychological thrillers, or they are simply gory and hard to take… Continue reading

CARGO [2017]

Cargo is unlike any ‘zombie film’. This isn’t action packed. This isn’t gory, for the most part, and doesn’t feature zombies eating people, or even many zombies at all. 28 Days this is… Continue reading