Not only is Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman unbelievably stylish and packed with wit and comedic ingenuity, but it’s also a detailed and unabashedly brutal study of American history.
Belarus’ Oscar submission Crystal Swan is a charming film that captures the irony and frustration of post-communist youth. Both empowering and amusing, this is something you should definitely see at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival this week.
Love, Simon is an amusing teen romcom that wins because of its gay protagonist, even if it is sickly sweet and sentimental at times.
Ghost Stories is loads of fun. It’s a horror film that pays tribute to old classics, but still keeps you guessing with its sometimes wild twists and turns. The scares are also well-timed, and just so entertaining – it’s like a dodgy old ghost train, and I mean that in the best possible way.
A Quiet Place is a masterful experiment in sound and silence that really cranks up the tension and horror, but it’s also entertaining as hell.
Avengers: Infinity War is more than just another superhero film. An entire cinematic universe has been carefully building to this precise moment of intense nerdgasm. It’s been ten years… and the wait was worth it. This is colossal.
Spielberg returns to sci-fi with a movie he was born to make. Ready Player One is a fun outing into nostalgia nirvana even if it fails to fully bring the source material’s characters right off the page.
Black Panther is a great film, and a phenomenal Marvel film even if the plot is a little predictable and formulaic at times. It’s still an achievement though, not to mention inspiring.
Screened on opening night of the Future Gate Sci-fi Film Festival, How to Talk to Girls at Parties is a hilarious and delightfully playful interpretation of Neil Gaiman’s punk inspired short story and destined for cult classic greatness.
The Shape of Water is a gothic fairy tale full of originality and heart. Charming and truly captivating from start to finish, not to mention a visual feat that only Guillermo Del Toro could pull off.