Category Archives: Movies

Moon Over Miami

POOR GIRL’S PARADISE! TWO SISTERS STORM THE MIAMI MILLIONAIRE COLONY! Two sisters (Betty Grable, Carole Landis) working as carhops in Texas go to Miami together with their aunt (Charlotte Greenwood) to find a millionaire. A typically colorful Fox musical from this period that relies on a very silly story. Without the musical numbers they would … Continue reading Moon Over Miami

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

A surgeon’s (Colin Farrell) mysterious relationship with a teenage boy (Barry Keoghan) results in a prediction that his family will die unless he ”balances” an incident in his past. Yorgos Lanthimos and his co-writer continue in the same vein as The Lobster (2015) – an absurd story told in an amusingly rational way, which is … Continue reading The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Bad Times at the El Royale

ALL ROADS LEAD HERE. In 1969, a motley group of people gather in an otherwise empty hotel straddling the California-Nevada border; they all have different agendas. The director’s first film since The Cabin in the Woods (2012) seems above all inspired by Tarantino. Drew Goddard grabs our attention instantly, and for a long while we … Continue reading Bad Times at the El Royale

Avengers: Endgame

AVENGE THE FALLEN. Five years after the events of Infinity War, the remaining Avengers realize that there can be a way of traveling back in time to stop Thanos (Josh Brolin). The fourth Avengers film is a glorious, three-hour end in 3D to what we’ve seen ever since Iron Man (2008), cleverly and nostalgically connecting … Continue reading Avengers: Endgame

Flatliners

IT’S BEAUTIFUL. IT’S EROTIC. IT’S TERRIFYING. THEY KNOW. THEY’VE CROSSED THE LINE. Five medical students begin experimenting with what happens right after you die by flatlining for one minute until the others resuscitate. A thriller with horror elements as each student who participates in the experiments is haunted by something awful from their past that … Continue reading Flatliners

Papillon: Stuck on Devil’s Island

THE GREATEST ADVENTURE OF ESCAPE EVER FILMED! The man whose life was depicted in Papillon, a film that was a big hit in 1973, didn’t live to see the final results but was present during the making of it, reportedly ensuring that the adaptation of his memoirs was as correct as possible. That may seem … Continue reading Papillon: Stuck on Devil’s Island