Category: adventure

Dune [2021] ★★★½

No surprises there: Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve delivers yet another knockout with “Dune”, an epic Science-Fiction saga that gives you everything you would expect from the man behind “Blade Runner 2049”, “Arrival”, “Sicario” and “Incendies”. Villeneuve isn’t the first one to adapt Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel (David […]

Jungle Cruise [2021] ★★½

 Part “The Mummy” and part “Indiana Jones” (with a dose of “African Queen”), Disney’s Jungle Cruise emerges as an old-fashioned summer adventure that will most likely satisfy audiences of all ages. Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt are both likable as a pair of explorers looking for a hidden […]

Black Widow [2021] ★★★

After countless delays, Marvel’s highly anticipated “Black Widow” finally hits cinemas this week. Was it worth the wait? I’d say yes, even if it doesn’t reinvent the wheel. As far as standalone movies go, “Black Widow” delivers blockbuster entertainment, the kind we’ve missed seeing on the big screen. […]

Enola Holmes [2020] ★★½

While far from being great, there’s still something charming and irresistible about “Enola Holmes”, Netflix’s answer to the “Sherlock Holmes” franchise. It helps that it moves at a fast pace. It also helps to have Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”) as Enola, Sherlock’s younger sister who also happens […]

The Old Guard [2020] ★★★

The surprise action hit of the summer stars Charlize Theron as an immortal mercenary who has been around for centuries. If this sounds like generic stuff, then perhaps it is. But in the hands of director Gina Prince- Bythewood, “The Old Guard” feels fresh and, might I add, […]

Artemis Fowl [2020] ★

To say that “Artemis Fowl” is Disney’s worst movie in years would truly be the understatement of the year. Having been delayed several times before it ultimately ended up on Disney +, the movie was doomed to fail right from the start. But I wanted to give it […]

Da 5 Bloods [2020] ★★★

Up until a chaotic final act, Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods” is a potent and powerful film that is also very entertaining. In telling the story of Four African American veterans who return to Vietnam decades after the war to find the remains of their friends and a […]