Get Out

The issue of racism in the United States has been played out in many movies. Usually, the black person in the movie is given a stereotypical role that depicts the character in an unflattering manner. The thriller, Get Out, is centred around an interracial couple that goes to meet the parents of the caucasian girlfriend. All seems well as the family is friendly and accommodating. But they are hiding a shocking secret about their identity. 5 out of 10 stars


Another horror movie has hit cinemas. The movie “Life” is set in space and aimed at getting audiences pulses racing with suspense. The plot is similar to other horror movies in the past where the innocent little creation meant for good turns into a vicious, scary monster that is out for blood. Unfortunately, the movie comes off as a cliche and very predictable. 5 out of 10 stars.

Beauty and the Beast

The handsome prince, in Mme. Leprince de Beaumont’s famous fairytale Beauty and the Beast, is unkind and pretentious. So when a fairy – disguised as an ugly old hag –…

Kong – Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island is a remake of the iconic King Kong movie, but not the first remake. Peter Jackson had attempted to revive the character in 2005. The original was a low-budget movie and did not have high concept material. But now Kong: Skull Island is one of the biggest releases of the year. Although the creators of the remake prefer to say it is a ‘new take’ on an old classic, it was a lukewarm performance.5 out of 10 star


Hugh Jackman delivers in what is to be his last experience as Wolverine. His performance has carried the sequel very well. Logan recreates the character as an older less adventurous version of the Wolverine that audiences know. He is demure and mature and helping a struggling immigrant and a young child navigate through the tough world. 7 out of 10 stars

Film Review: Split

A movie that cannot be grouped in one genre only “Split” is described as a drama, horror, mystery and suspense. There are plenty of twists and turns in the story that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. One of the lead characters is constantly suffering from a multiple personality disorder. 7 out of 10 stars.

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John Wick: Chapter 2

  Is there really a secret underground assassin’s enclave? Well, if it was known, then it would not be a secret anymore. One of the earlier movies I have ever…

Live By Night

Live by Night is a movie set in the 1800’s that explores the world of gangsters. An interesting story of love and crime. However, the scenes at times were too soft for the world of mafias and violence. It lacked bite and mercilessness. More of the ruthless greed and chaos was notably absent from this thriller which was directed by one of the most known actors in the entertainment business, Ben Affleck. 6 out of 10 stars.

Resident Evil-The Final Chapter

  How come horror films are entertainment? How come people pay hard earned cash to watch something so scary? How sadistic is it of human beings that some of the…

Return of Xander

The movie “Return of Xander” was a remake of a classic by Alfred Hitchcock. Selecting Vin diesel for the lead role was a mistake all on its own since he is just muscles and no talent according to the critic. The only good point is that Donnie Yen made an appearance to save the day and the movie. 3 out of 10 stars.

Collateral Beauty

After the 20th century, life became way too complicated for anyone person, or school of thought, to contemplate. Science, art and politics all diversified into so many subcategories, philosophy failed to meld all of them into just one concept and explain. Films like this take romance way too seriously, and in a world where women and children die for petty unnecessary reasons, nothing could really be as dumb and insignificant as romance.
4 out of 10 stars

The Great Wall: Prone To Be Politicized

The Great Wall of China – one of those few historical monuments around the world that completely captures our imagination. Why was it built? How was it built and by…

Assassin’s Creed: Most Sane Video Game Movie

I am not a fan of video games nor do I consider it a sport. This is the most sane video game movie in the history of cinema. And although I do not think Assassin’s Creed was such a bad film. I agree that this is by far the most sane video game movie ever to grace the screen in the entire history of cinema. Six out of 10 Stars

Passengers – A Bumpy Ride Through Space

After this rather fascinating drama plays out, Passengers changes gear and becomes an amateur mystery/romantic movie with an unsatisfying climax. The very philosophical questions either remain unanswered or are given vexing solutions. Seven out of 10 Stars.

Rogue One – A Star Wars Story

There will be a number of Star Wars installments in the offering in the next number of years. That is a good thing. The latest, Rogue One is probably the grittiest, less pessimistic film in the star wars saga. Sadly, George Lucas parted ways from the series and Disney has owned the rights since 2012. However, what is exciting is, the legacy has continued masterfully. A Star Wars Story 7 out of 10 stars.


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