DUNKIRK (2017)

Eh, I don’t have any problem with Dunkirk unlike a lot of people out there. Loved it, actually. Thoroughly enjoyed every second of it. If you expect offensive, plenty of shootouts, bawl-my-eyes-out war drama, you won’t really see it in Dunkirk. It’s less violent yet full-on suspense, and at the same time surprisingly filled with…

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (2017)

I like how the 2nd installment is very character-driven, very personal. I feel that GotG does better character development than most superheroes movies. It’s a lot funnier than the first one too. Predictable one-liners, but they give me giggles just fine. One thing though, the soundtracks are great but they feel forced to fit into…

KONG: SKULL ISLAND (2017)

Kong Skull Island is glorious! I love the “banana for scale” dramatic shots. He’s as huge as those pillars in Halong Bay! If you’ve seen the posters, it’s pretty much what the visual style looks like on film. I personally like it. Unlike Pacific Rim or Godzilla that I think is too dark you barely…

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (2016)

Rogue One: Another Daddy Issue Story Rogue One’s time frame is too far from Revenge of the Sith to be called Episode 3.5. The entire movie is merely the extended version of A New Hope’s opening scene. This is the most menacing Vader has ever looked in the franchise. Full-on badassery! Gareth Edwards certainly knows…

HACKSAW RIDGE [2016]

“In peace, a son buries his father. In war, a father buries his son.” What I admire about war films is it’s never about the war itself. It’s always about the humanity, patriotism, courage — and this time, Mel Gibson’s directorial comeback (it’s been 10 years!) proven to be a solid victory with its portrayal…

DOCTOR STRANGE [2016]

I’m not too familiar with the character as much as the other superheroes, but I’m glad they bring him into the MCU because Doctor Strange is a breath of fresh air in a trend where everything exploded and destroyed all the time. I’m usually not crazy about films that rely too heavily on digital fx….

COLD IN JULY (2014)

It started off with a promising premise, until the plot went all over the place. It’s like the writer couldn’t make up his mind, then completely rebuilt the story at the last minute.  I know it’s supposed to be a ‘plot twist’ some sort. Well, it gets twisted severely it breaks the story. I’m sorry,…

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (2014)

I do not have any complaints. This hardly ever happened. Days of Future Past exceeds my expectation. And trust me, expectation was pretty high considering the marketing hype. First off, I might have underestimated Quicksilver. But oh boy, with not much of screen time, Evan Peters nailing it pretty damn good. In fact, I can…

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (2013)

DiCaprio’s most impressive performance. Raunchy, bold, The Wolf of Wall Street is Catch Me If You Can on crack. Hell lots of them.

CHEAP THRILLS (2014)

Two cash-deprived friends offered by filthy rich strangers to perform a grisly home entertainment. Cheap Thrills is gruesome as well as comical. A spanking fresh dark comedy.

DEAD SNOW [Død snø] (2009)

It has every horror movie cliché, terrible acting, and ridiculous Nazi zombie (I’ve seen way better Nazi zombies). The only wonderful thing is that they’re paying homage to classic splatters like Evil Dead and Peter Jackson’s Braindead (kudos to the t-shirt).

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (2013)

As the first generation of the fellowship continues their unexpected journey to the Lonely Mountain of Erebor, this part deux from The Hobbit trilogy is easily a much fast-paced, action-packed, barrel of fun sailing up the river than its predecessor. I went to the cinema filled with families and kids, and they very much enjoyed…