If there is anything the makers of this film shows us is that they can mislead us, the movie-goers, into thinking that this film is a slightly adult version of “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids” (1989). Just to be clear, it’s not. The film’s setup is not too far from our reality now. Still … Continue reading Downsizing: what can millennials learn from Paul Safranek’s existential crisis?
Let me just put it out there right now, Black Panther is amazing! Go watch it now! It introduces a new brave hero, T'Challa as the Black Panther, and also gifts us with a supporting cast that is just as compelling (kudos for giving us plenty of strong female characters). While it is certainly not the … Continue reading Black Panther: challenging our idea of father-son relationships and more (SPOILER FREE)
Hugh Jackman's P.T. Barnum takes a risk in purchasing an unwanted American Museum to display all kinds of oddities. With each success of his shows, he emerges seemingly unscathed through furor on his "freaks" and his ego emboldened as he rose through ranks within the high-class elite of Manhattan. It was a rags-to-riches story hinged … Continue reading The Prince Of Humbug and the irresistible appeal of The Greatest Showman
Beauty And The Beast may very well be my all-time favorite Disney princess story. It's not so much because of Belle, the beautiful and curious French village woman, but just the story plot as a whole. The story itself is sweet. My view is it's the classic tale of kindness-Belle-winning over the harsh coldness of … Continue reading Beauty, The Beast and Populism