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  • Extraction

    Extraction

    ★½

    The body count gets boring fast. There is nothing original or exciting the way that an Australian operative is dropped to rescue a kidnapped child in Bangladesh. All the Indian/Bangladeshi characters are simply there to bleed and be shot beyond recognition. This is not the kind of film I would be proud to glorify. But beyond it's disregard for characters of the host country for the film, there is no real creativity or depth to the plot or any of…

  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★★

    A biting satire on race relations, capitalism and neoliberalism. As a film, there are many socio-historical references and self-references that it remains a rich film every time it is viewed. There is a lot to unpack with regard to intra-racial, inter-racial and self-reflective discourses that support or resist oppressive systems.

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  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow

    ★★★½

    A fun science fiction mix of Groundhog Day and alien movies. Cruise plays a military man in charge of the media department who suddenly finds himself labeled a traitor and sent to the front lines of the war against an alien invasion. Good humor and action throughout the film with provocative questions about identity, time and free will.

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★½

    Like most of the movies, it rises just high enough to entertain. It is a fun ending to the series. I think some become bitter because Marvel movies always under-perform to their potential, but many, as I have, just enjoy the entertainment value.