Movie review: MOTHER! (2017) (spoiler review)

Darren Aronofsky’s mother! is equal parts exhilarating and frustrating, sometimes simultaneously. It is the most daring, audacious, controversial, “out-there” studio picture since, well, Paramount’s and Aronofsky’s own Noah back in 2014 – a film I greatly enjoyed but others I know hated immensely. That one excitingly merged Biblical theology with Aronofsky’s own philosophy and conventional … More Movie review: MOTHER! (2017) (spoiler review)

Movie Review: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (2017)

With the inclusion of Peter Parker a.k.a. Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in last year’s Captain America: Civil War, comic-book and superhero film fans gather with heaving breaths for reassurance that the web-slinger is finally put in the right hands, having suffered two franchise cancellations with overblown entries (2007’s Spider-Man 3, and 2014’s The … More Movie Review: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (2017)

Movie Review: YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME / 海墘新路 (2017)

  *Now showing in Malaysian cinemas. The hype for Saw Teong Hin’s You Mean the World to Me built up a great deal of anticipation and anxiety within Penangites, and to an extent Malaysians as a whole. Dozens of local publications and broadcast agencies touted the film as the first-ever feature length motion picture to … More Movie Review: YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME / 海墘新路 (2017)

Movie Review: GHOST IN THE SHELL (2017)

*Now showing in cinemas worldwide. My heart leaps in excitement when I see futuristic vistas that know no bounds: Images of skyscrapers pierce the sky, holographs permeate each corner, flying cars whizzing by, with our hero or heroine walking the rainy, foggy, mean streets, all as a synthesized techno-score hums moodily in the background. I cave … More Movie Review: GHOST IN THE SHELL (2017)