Flatliners Flatlines


Flatliners is a remake of the 1990’s sci-fi horror movie of the same name. It warns of experimentation and analysis and looks for supernatural answers to mental torment. Christian Tesfaye is thus disapproving, awarding a mere 3 out of 10 stars.


The Golden Circle, Not Kingly

The hotly anticipated sequel to the 2015 action extravaganza  Kingsman: The Secret Service has hit cinemas. But Christian Tesfaye almost hopes it had not, awarding 4 out of 10 stars to The Golden Circle.


It is Not Bad

‘It’ is not just a pronoun anymore. It is a movie too. And it has been a novel before that. Adapted from a book by Stephen King, the film introduces Pennywise, a killer clown. But be warned, he does not kill by being funny. Christian Tesfaye is fairly amused, awarding 6 out of 10 stars.   


American Made Cruise

Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman, both known for action movies, have collaborated once again. This time though, unlike the previous Edge of Tomorrow, it is for a film that is out of their comfort zones – the crime-drama American Made. The venture has proved satisfactory for Christian Tesfaye, who awards 7 out of 10 stars. 


Dark Tower

Stephen King is where Hollywood goes when content is scarce. Sometimes adaptations of his movies are successful. Other times, as witness Dreamcatcher, just plain atrocious. The Dark Tower is of the latter mould, receiving 4 out of 10 stars from Christian Tesfaye.


The Hitman’s Bodyguard

If Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds and Gary Oldman cannot get one to visit the cinema, then Hollywood is doomed. But The Hitman’s Bodyguard is hollow, an ideal definition of lipstick on a pig. Christian Tesfaye awards 5 out of 10 stars.


Kidnap

Kidnap is a tough flick to admire, especially when the whole reason for its existence is the protagonist’s lack of a cellphone. Add to this one too many excruciatingly bad close-ups, and Christian Tesfaye awards 4 out of 10 stars.


Atomic Blonde

Though never as acclaimed as last week’s Dunkirk, Atomic Blonde is an equally impressive film that has been undeservedly underrated by the cinema intelligentsia. Christian Tesfaye awards 7 out of 10 stars.


Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan’s new movie Dunkirk has opened to rave reviews and, given its genre, impressive box office numbers. Christian Tesfaye was far less impressed, awarding the flick 7 out of 10 stars.


Baby Driver

Movies were born mute. In the early days of cinema, when film equipment was bulky, when 40 frames were made to run in a single second and intertitles were the…


The War of The Planet of The Apes

The sequels seem to never stop, but this one is different. It has inspired interest from Christian Tesfaye, Fortune’s in-house film critic, instead of apathy. 8 out of 10 stars.  


Spider-Man: Homecoming

In the newest of Spiderman reboots, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Marvel has gone to great heights to make the film truer to the comic books than previous reboots, according to Christian Tesfaye, making it a better film than expected. 7 out of 10 stars


Despicable Me 3

The third installment of the Despicable Me franchise is as silly as its prequels, lacking a sense of attitude suited to anyone that is not a child, according to Christian Tesfaye. 4 out of 10 stars


Transformers: The Last Knight

The latest in the Transformers franchise is another Michael Bay extravaganza, most pleasing perhaps to a 13-year-old teenager, according to Christian Tesfaye. 3 out of 10 stars


Pirates of the Caribbean

The latest instalment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is a two-hour long appeal to the cast, the studio and the world as a whole that the franchise is washed up, according to Christian Tesfaye. 4 out of 10 stars


The Mummy

Directed by Alex Kurtzeman, who does not inspire a lot of enthusiasm to begin with, The Mummy is entirely predictable and crassly ingratiating, according to Christian Tesfaye. 4 out of 10 stars


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