Origin stories aren’t just limited to characters in fiction. The fact is, we all have our own uniquely woven origins that shape who we are as individuals. I… more
Mirai is like a duvet. A large, white, fluffy duvet. It looks simple, yes, but it is also expectedly cosy and lovely. There are simple joys to be found here – the type of joy you bring the family to. It’s one of those 800-thread-count duvets that everyone can just dive right in and feel all tingly and warm.
But this is a Mamoru Hosoda film, which means that you can dig deep into its fillings and come out with a thoughtful, meditative look at family and bonds
Some movies are important in a big way. Like Crazy Rich Asians, a movie with the ambition and nuance to be culturally important just as it is lavish and bombastic. Then there are movies that feel important in a smaller scale. These movies are like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, a movie that delivers its importance in simple and subtle ways.
“It’s just a matter of how you look at it,” said one character in Disney’s Christopher Robin. In a way, it feels as though the movie is imploring viewers to tilt their heads, perhaps turn the movie this way and that, for a better picture of its fillings and finish.
About two months ago, I had to say goodbye to my dearest uncle as he succumbed to cancer. His passing happened suddenly. I was nowhere near prepared to… more
What I think of Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle in a nutshell: “They should have named it ‘Story on the Edge of Completion’ instead” Mild spoilers… more
Being Ethan Hunt must be tough. It’s not just the death-defying stunts and the plethora of impossible feats that you’ll have to perform on a constant (daily? Weekly?… more
Watching Skyscraper is a mental exercise in which you’re trying very hard not to think “Die Hard did it better!” Well, Die Hard did do it better, though… more
Can one be unhappy on Happiness Road? The answer is both complicated and simple, depending on who you ask in this movie. The protagonist’s mother (Liao Hui-Jen) would… more