• Honey Boy

    Honey Boy


    In five minutes the movie starts, it's easy to apprehend the story will later progress into a deeply personal film. The three main actors collectively deliver the concrete and emotional performance in the specific and precise amount of intensity. Even though, LaBeouf's emulation of his own father in some places feels a bit too cartoonish, imitative, and also gimmicky - blame the shaggy artificial-wig.

    The candid and elaborate style does make the story so compelling to watch. On the other hand, it subsequently holds the immense bleakness that could leave you dissatisfied when it comes to the finish line.

  • Happy Old Year

    Happy Old Year


    This movie depicts the accurate aftermath if someone misuses, or blends, the ideology of minimalism with a borderline sociopathic style. The revolutionized concept of decluttering your stuff away would neither spark any joy nor get your digs more spacious, but rather become the quick ways to create "an empty shell".

    It's hard to find a salient connection between the main character's past story with the new lifestyle she approaches. Nevertheless, all the serene and secured shots along with the ponderous…

  • Unorthodox



    Unorthodox is revelatory. The self-discovery theme is attuned perfectly with the meticulous depiction of Hasidic isolationism. It's endearing to see a fictional show delves deeper into the rituals, tradition, and ideology of the ultra-Orthodox community in an observational, sensitive yet confronted way.

  • Clemency



    Clemency deals with a devastating problem of justice and counters the long-term repressed anguish the main character dwells upon. But the stilted tone and restrained paced makes the movie seems incompatible redeeming its own merit or in echoing the title says its "clemency". Although Woodard's unflinching performance still left you bewildered.

  • Drishyam



    In an overlong and stretched plotline, Drishyam actually takes a high risk for deploying the reversed version of a detective story. The who-dun-it aspect is diminished, in one and the other way interchanged with the how-it-dun hypothesis.

    The result is over executed and frustratingly underwritten, especially for the character's motive. Let alone, the overdue timing which makes the story less effective.

    Yet there's a great deal of evidence to prove it is a daring examination of class retaliation under the…

  • Horse Girl

    Horse Girl


    Both of the trippy cinematic tone and the terrific Alison Brie's performance actually set a perfect job drowning the viewers to the obscure reality, without ever eluding us far from the core of the mental conflict. But the mysterious psychological journey seems slip away into the uncertainty without urge holding back its ambitions to close the story.

  • The Breadwinner

    The Breadwinner


    Never I have been slapped by privilege so hard, so thorough. The vibrant animation format works effectively in articulating the hideous, repressed, and deteriorating impact of war through the eyes of 11-year-old girl. At the same time, in the midst of the bleak tragedy this movie stirs a sanguine conviction, allows the characters not only to survive but also to live in sustained hope.

  • Little Women

    Little Women


    A lively, feel-good movie that comes from classic material recounted in contemporary spirit of womenhood. The energy is never felt radically challeging that can put you in distress, instead the story comprises in balance with dynamic family tension and passionate protagonist. Sometimes it radiates too shiny so you get blinded, but not too often.

  • 1917



    The late contender in the annual award festive is a gimmicky war movie hold by someone from the Oscars Club Director with The Great Roger Deakins as the responsible man behind the unbroken single shot.

    The craftsmanship in the technical level is impressive, constantly makes you in awe for "the privilege of cut" that you don't have. Even the camera trick is intentionally built as a gimmick, it's not a hollow exercise that left you with empty-handed thrills. It effectively…

  • Ash Is Purest White

    Ash Is Purest White


    A long strecth gangster movie sets in the rural city of Jianghu that less focuses on the criminal underworld, more oberserves melancholic side of the doomed love affair of the mobster and his paramour. The lengthy neorealism theme textured with China's modernism struggle demands amount of physical and emotional endurance, but the dignified performance of Thao Zao is more than worth to fascinate.

  • Diamantino



    Do we need a dozen of Christiano Ronaldo clones to make the world a better place? It depends. But this movie is just ridiculously bizarre to serve in own purpose. The B-movie fantasy elements and the sheer weirdness seem more like a coy package than a satire funhouse. Mind-dumbing, over-deploying, and emotionally ineffective anecdote.

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems


    Less difficult to navigate and more congruous than the chaotic and unbearable Good Time (2017). The level of intensity in this film is on squeezing the adrenaline to form a collective jittery of anxiety, so to speak. The easiest thing that comes as second nature is despising the character so much for all the turmoils and destructions caused by his frantic decisions.