Babylon is a crushing disappointment. After a pretty great opening act, Damien Chazelle runs out of stuff to say and the film spins its wheels for the rest. The characters are thinly drawn, the storytelling is messy, and it culminates in a mindnumbingly bad ending.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
One of the great pleasures that comes with a new Jordan Peele film is the aftermath of dissecting everything you just saw, going back to watch it again, and discussing all the intricate details he put in place. He is a master at crafting stories that leave an immediate impact and sparking conversation long after the credits roll. Five years since Get Out and we are still unpacking what it means to be in “the sunken place” and finding nuances…
John Wick: Chapter 4 2023
John Wick: Chapter 4 is unbelievable. A symphony of some of the greatest action ever put to screen. It seemed impossible to surpass the heights of the previous installments, but this entry maintains high energy through the entire 3 hours. I left exhausted yet exhilarated.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2018
I already love Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse with all my heart. I loved it even more watching it with an incredible live orchestra. Daniel Pemberton's score is outstanding! I was getting emotional during some of the most pivotal scenes in the film, as if I was watching it for the first time all over again. It made me even more pumped to see the sequel!
West Side Story 2021
Ay Dios mío, where to begin....
Okay, so before I let myself go crazy, let's start with the good.
Janusz Kamiński's cinematography is truly ravishing. Every frame oozes vibrant color and kinetic energy. That, combined with the stunning choreography that lives up to the high bar of the 1961 original, make for some dazzling sights. "The Dance at the Gym" and "America" are the most significant standouts.
The ensemble overall, with one notable exception, deliver strong performances. David Alvarez, Rita…
After the first solo Wolverine film being one of the worst superhero films ever made and the second film being moderately entertaining at best, I am beyond ecstatic with how much I loved "Logan." It's a bold, risk-taking superhero film with high stakes, real consequences, and genuine character drama. Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart give the best performances they've ever given in these roles and James Mangold fulfills the promise of delivering the hard-R rated, violent Wolverine film that fans have wanted for so long. This is the best superhero film I've seen in a long time.