Independence Day: Resurgence


Two decades later, armed with bigger guns and badder aliens, Independence Day is back. Resurgence is the sequel that almost nobody has been waiting for, but one that many – predominantly teenage boys and their older equivalents – might enjoy. Christian Tesfaye, a Fortune Film Reviewer, describes a film that, although more than likely not be taking home any Oscars, may well leave you mildly tickled. At 5 stars out of 10, it may well be worth a cinema trip on a rainy day, in between lunch and early evening drinks, if you’re a teenager and short of alternative options.


Movie Review: Finding Dory

Good enough to keep audience sit-up, yet humdrum compared to its forerunner Finding Nimo. The soundtracks too boost t he film’s grip to the extent that Christian Tesfaye , Fortune in-house film reviewer recommend it to everyone and award it eight out of 10 stars.


Qeyaye Qenbetoch (Red Leaves) Strips away Family Veil

Qeyaye Qenbetoch (Red Leaves) is a film about an Ethiopian community that practices an ancient form of Judaism and now forms a sizeable community in Israel. For this bare, brave, bold debut film that shocks and illuminates, Fortune’s in-house film critic, Christian Tesfaye, awards an almost full sky of nine stars out of 10.


Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Worst Time for Tastelessness

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising is referred to by Fortune’s in-house film critic, Christian Tesfaye as out of keeping with the observations of this holy month. Apparently, there was not much on offer for this sequel to earn more than four stars out of 10.


The Nice Guys is for Smart Folks

The Nice Guys scores points on all the essential elements of a good movie – plot (despite being ‘pleasantly warped‘), acting, and directing. It was therefore not difficult for Fortune’s in-house critic, Christian Tesfaye to award it a whopping seven out of 10 stars.


Warcraft: A Game for Simple Minds

Disappointment is an understatement, considering what is expected from the movie’s talented director, Duncan Jones. However, even he was defeated by Warcraft, an adaptation of a video game. Fortune’s in-house film critic compared the movie to a stomach ache and gave it three out of 10 stars.


Money Monster’s: Scoundrels of Corporate Greed

Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie, Jodie Foster, George Clooney are some of the Hollywood heavyweights involved in making Money Monster, a movie about “anarchic capitalism”. But Fortune’s in-house critic, Christian Tesfaye, points out that great actors are not always good directors. Money Monster therefore earns only half marks – five stars out of 10.


Captain America: Civil War A Case of Brutal Infighting

It might be full of plot holes, overwhelmed by superheroes and interesting points are lost along the way. But for its refreshingly philosophical treatment of a sub-theme and potential to have been a better movie, Fortune’s in-house film critic, Christian Tesfaye, though not nuts about Captain America: Civil War, awarded it six stars out of 10.


Precious Cargo: Quality Time in a Dark Room

Precious Cargo quickly falls to the critic’s sword as the worst film Christian Tesfaye, Fortune’s in-house film reviewer has had the luckless opportunity to watch and review. Despite starring Bruce Willis, the movie was simply unable to earn more than two stars out of 10.


The Huntsman: Winter’s War A Story Not Well Told

One would be forgiven for exclaiming, ‘Ouch!’ at Fortune in-house film critic’s view of The Huntsman: Winter’s War as “a bunch of pretty actors in pretty clothes having a great…


FILM REVIEW: The Boss is Immoral

Distasteful, fuelling ignorance, less than mundane, are some of the sentiments recalled by Fortune in-house film critic, Christian Tesfaye to describe The Boss. They explain why the film could be awarded no more than three out of 10 stars.


Queen of the Desert: Remarkable Woman Unlucky in Love

Half time into Queen of the Desert, a quarter of the audience had walked out of “Herzog’s most watchable film”. Fortune’s in-house film critic, Christian Tesfaye, was not among them but was sufficiently absorbed to give this movie eight out of 10 stars.


Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice A Noisy Battle

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice got poor reviews from other critics. But Fortune’s in-house film critic, Christian Tesfaye, concluded that for its very nice scenes and adequate writing, the movie deserved a score of five out of 10 stars.


Kung Fu Panda 3: Needs More Po Action

Kung Fu Panda 3 evoked neither content nor discontent and was mediocre. But the movie was entertaining and the score written by ‘one of the greatest living film composers of our time.’ Those factors helped Fortune’s in-house film reviewer, Christian Tesfaye, award it six out of 10 stars.


Kung Fu Panda 3: Needs More Po Action

Kung Fu Panda 3 evoked neither content nor discontent and was mediocre. But the movie was entertaining and the score written by ‘one of the greatest living film composers of our time.’ Those factors helped Fortune’s in-house film reviewer, Christian Tesfaye, award it six out of 10 stars.


ZOOTOPIA

Human beings still strive to create Utopia but the animals have done it. Fortune’s in-house film reviewer, Christian Tesfaye, is sufficiently impressed by the creation of Zootopia to award this animated movie nine out of 10 stars.


OSCAR,GUMMA AWARDS NOT ALWAYS SPOT ON

It may be Fortune readers’ turn to award stars, as in-house film reviewer, Christian Tesfaye, chose to focus on a post mortem of the Oscars and Gumma. It is a rich critique but how many stars should he be awarded?


DEADPOOL

Refreshing, eccentric, bold and humourous are but some of the adjectives used to describe Deadpool. Despite the blood and nudity, Fortune’s in-house film reviewer, Christian Tesfaye is clearly captivated and awards Deadpool a well-deserved seven out of 10 stars.


How to Be Single Sucks

The point of this film got lost somewhere in the action. It is also not clear why Fortune’s in-house film reviewer, Christian Tesfaye, thinks attractive women should not have guy problems. This may be why How to Be Single was awarded only four out of 10 stars.


The Finest Hours Disappoints

The Finest Hours is based on the true story of a ravaging storm, a wrecked oil tanker, a dramatic rescue at sea and a girl – all elements that could thrill but do not. Without the aid of the Digital Age, Fortune’s in-house film critic, Christian Tesfaye, may not have been able to award The Finest Hours six stars out of 10.


NOTHING BUT LOVE FOR THE HATEFUL EIGHT

It is a rare film that impacts so positively – the director, the acting, the score, the violence, all contribute. Given the glowing review by Fortune’s in-house film critic, Christian Tesfaye, one is not surprised that The Hateful Eight earns a full 10 out of 10 stars.


Ride Along 2

Ride Along 2 seemed to lack every feature by which a good movie is defined. Fortune’s in-house film critic suffered through the viewing and seemed to have no difficulty whatsoever in awarding the travesty a mere ??? out of 10 stars.


THE REVENANT

There is something to be said about a movie that earns seven out of 10 stars in a “lukewarm” review. Christian Tesfaye, Fortune’s in-house film critic has recognised the cinematographic qualities of The Revenant as one of this film’s high points. Another is Tom Hardy’s performance, though the movie’s theme of resilience is somewhat clichéd and the violence “gratuitous”.


MEBA

This movie about life in an institution for the mentally ill evoked childhood memories of a real life experience. However, for Fortune’s in-house film critic, Christian Tesfaye, life offered more than Meba, which earned four out of 10 stars.


STAR WARS – THE FORCE AWAKENS A NEW GENERATION

The Star Wars franchise has generated a fan culture that spans generations. Thus, Fortune’s in-house film critic, Christian Tesfaye, appreciated, enjoyed and awarded the latest movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, an almost perfect nine out of 10 stars.




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