Movie review: Gladiator

Gladiator Ridley Scott (2000) I remember very well seeing this movie for the first time. I went in with other kids from my school. There was an annoying one that had an interest in history and would make unrequited comments during the projection, and someone rightfully asked him to shut up. I liked it so… Continue Reading


Movie review: Two Brothers

Two Brothers Jean-Jacques Annaud (2004) I like tigers a lot (who doesn’t?), so I didn’t put much of a fight when my girlfriend suggested we watch this movie. In early 20th century Cambodia, renowned hunter Aidan McRory comes accross a tiger family in the jungle. The two cubs live but are separated, until fate reunites… Continue Reading


Movie review: Ender’s Game

Ender’s Game Gavin Hood (2013) I missed Ender’s Game when it came out in 2013, and saw it was pretty much panned by critics and ignored by audiences. Yet again, I find myself completely out of phase with the general opinion. Fifty years after a foiled invasion of Earth by an insectoid alien race known… Continue Reading


Movie review: Peau d’Ane

Peau D’Ane Jacques Demy (1970) I feel like I’ve known this movie all my life. but watching it recently I was able to really appreciate how much of a classic it is. Jacques Demy adapts Charles Perrault’s fairy tale, where a widowed King plans to marry his daughter. With the help of her fairy godmother,… Continue Reading


Movie review: Ridicule

Ridicule Patrice Leconte (1996) I like a good period movie. Especially for those set in pre-revolutionary France, there really is no comparison between popular american attempts (most are just horrendous) and a movie like this. France in the 18th century, Baron and engineer Gregoire De Malavoy travels to Versailles in hopes of improving the poor… Continue Reading


Movie review: Shazam!

Shazam! David F.Sandberg (2019) At first I was an avid enthusiast of comic book movies. Then came along the Marvel/DC war, the many (many) movies released over the years, the endless fan debates, a whole lot of things that could make me hate the genre entirely. It’s not the case, but I’m very picky now.… Continue Reading


Movie review: Blackhat

Blackhat Michael Mann (2015) I like some of Mann’s movies more than others, but apart from one (Public Enemies) that I really didn’t get, I was always impressed by how classy they look. After a hacker causes an accident in a nuclear plant, a joint US/Chinese team is tasked to stop him. They recruit Nick… Continue Reading