One of the most joyous theater experiences I’ve had all year. There’s highs and lows with Baumbach and Gerwig’s screenplay, but they’re probably the only ones who could have pulled this off so respect to them. Also has Ryan Gosling casually dropping one of the best comedic performances of all time.
a precisely-timed orchestration of violent crescendos and denzel one-liners. fuqua operates as a modern day pulp blockbuster director, consistently churning out serviceable and at most glossily-directed movies every time. there's no big enough reason to make a third equalizer movie, but denzel/fuqua knows what the masses want and so they always deliver.
If you are seeing an unexpected number of 5 stars and generally-positive reception, believe it. Believe the hype. Believe the enjoyment.
Glenn Barit's Cleaners, one of the most inventive films in recent memory, completely reinvigorates Philippine cinema, and presents a world for these teenagers that is hopeful, in that their youthful vigor and restless optimism is bigger than any dire challenges they might face. Cleaners is much more than its gimmick, these highlighted photocopied stills perfectly capture the essence of…
Let’s be honest: there wasn’t a better time to release this than now. The fact that this was released to combat the foresought historical revisionism of Maid in Malacañang gave Katips the tangible publicity that it wasn’t able to initially garner from its original premiere eight months ago. But don’t let its mythos be mistaken for its quality. As a whole, the film feels glaringly amateurish. It barely carries a consistent rhythm, making the viewing experience very awkward at times. The musical…