Category: 3/4

Damn good!

Capharnaüm [2018] ★★★

It took one film back in 2007 to put Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki on the international map permanently. Now she’s back with a new film that’s unlike anything she’s done before. “Capharnaüm” is Labaki’s third feature film as a director, and she shot it in documentary-like fashion, making […]

Papillon [2018] ★★★

Here’s a pleasant surprise: a remake that doesn’t suck. It would be easy to dismiss it at first as an updated version that has no reason to exist, but once you warm up to it, it’s just as brutal and poignant as the 1973 classic starring Steve McQueen […]

Disobedience [2018] ★★★

To describe “Disobedience” purely as a lesbian drama is to miss the point. This is a devastating story of love, that happens to take place in an “obedient” society. When the movie opens, we are welcomed with a speech by a rabbi, talking about angels, beasts, and, ironically, […]

Love, Simon [2018] ★★★

It’s not your typical boy meets girl coming-of-age stories. This is the story of Simon (wonderfully played by Nick Robinson), a teenager who is coming to terms with his sexuality, but still has no idea how to come out to his family or even his friends. Dad (Josh Duhamel) […]

Incredibles 2 [2018] ★★★

It took 14 years for writer-director Brad Bird to cook-up a sequel to his smash hit “The Incredibles”, but as a fan of the first film, it was well worth the wait. “Incredibles 2” is just as funny, fast-paced and entertaining as its predecessor. Like every Disney/Pixar film, […]

Solo: A Star Wars Story [2018] ★★★

It was never going to top “Rogue One”, the Star Wars spin-off that left everyone (including me) pleasantly surprised, but “Solo” is the kind of summer blockbusters that has all the right ingredients to entertain its target audience. Unlike every film since “The Force Awakens”, this one actually […]

Deadpool 2 [2018] ★★★

 Prepare your chimichanga, put on some R-Rated music, and get ready for another round of your favorite anti-superhero. It’s not Shakespeare, but Deadpool indeed belongs in history books for being one of the most entertaining heroes in this huge Marvel universe. Ryan Reynolds has a blast, once again, […]