The Mauritanian feels like an anomaly, a movie straight out of 2003 -in content and in form- that through some mysterious phenomenon materialized instead in 2021
Month: April 2021
Stowaway (2021) – Movie Review
On the spectrum of spacefaring sci-fi thrillers, Stowaway exists somewhere in the middle of Gravity’s nonstop action and Ad Astra’s cerebral reflections, discreet and practical above all else.
Dear Comrades (2021) – Movie Review
The transformation of a proud Soviet party official from dogmatic soldier to human being, this film may be dry but not without sentiment.
Barb and Star Go to Vista del Mar (2021) – Movie Review
Unabashedly cheery and joyful, Wiig and Mummolo shine in a good old-fashioned comedy that mixes improv with slapstick and buddy movie tropes.
Ammonite (2021) – Movie Review
Francis Lee’s followup to God’s Own Country is a moody and atmospheric -if oddly cold and passionless- period love story.
Night in Paradise (2021) – Movie Review
I was all in for Night in Paradise’s moody and forlorn tale of desperate people lashing against fate, and so much of it hits that note just right, but it stumbles just upon the finish line.
Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) – Movie Review
Well, it’s right there in the title.
Your Name Engraved Herein (2020) – Movie Rev
Part coming of age, part teenage romance, part period piece, part queer study, Your Name Engraved Herein excels in its atmosphere and its weaving of the personal and the political.
Double World (2020) – Movie Review
Double World starts out rough, but ends up being an inoffensive fantasy blockbuster with a high production value.
Nomadland (2021) – Movie Review
A movie full of love and wonder, an appeal to kindness as a response to heartache, masterful work by Chloe Zhao and Frances McDormand.