Category: The Twenty-First Century

Aquaman [2018] ★★★

It oozes old-fashioned entertainment. That’s “Aquaman” in a nutshell, DC’s latest superhero to finally get his own standalone film. But who would have thought that after the super serious “Batman V Superman” and “Justice League”, “Aquaman” would be their funniest entry in the series? What’s more, Jason Momoa […]

Ben Is Back [2018] ★★½

“Ben is Back” is at once intriguing and frustrating. While the first half grabbed me, I found myself losing interest after the hour mark. But at least I can start on positive note. Writer director Peter Hedges opens his movie with a bang: Julia Robert’s drug addicted son […]

Instant Family [2018] ★★½

It doesn’t reinvigorate the comedy genre in any way, but there’s something truly irresistible about “Instant Family”. I was drawn instantly to its appeal, and I had a good time watching the story unfold. Also, I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed seeing Mark Wahlberg and Rose […]

Creed II [2018] ★★★

It’s easy to throw the word “predictable” at any boxing movie these days. After all, if you’ve seen the 6 Rocky movies and 2015’s terrific “Creed”, then you probably know what to expect from “Creed II”. So to say that it’s all about the journey and not the […]

Green Book [2018] ★★★½

Simply put, “Green Book” is one of the best movies of the year. It celebrates friendship and family in a way that feels irresistible, thanks to a clever script, and, above all, a pair of terrific performances by Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. They’re both a marvel, and watching […]

Cam [2018] ★★½

This Netflix movie came out of nowhere. I had no idea what it was, I wasn’t familiar with most of the actors, but somehow I ended up clicking play. Much to my surprise, it was an intriguing thriller, a bit similar to “Searching”, but not quite as good. […]