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
Sometimes you need to get serious. So here are three upcoming serious-looking movies that you can get serious about getting serious. Or, well, name drop at a hang-out sesh to show that you keep up to date on these things. Like me.
What’s the meaning of Alex Garland’s 2018 science-fiction movie Annihilation? A lot of things, actually. And what it means may differ from me and you.
That’s probably not the answer you’re looking for. I’m not sure that there’s a true answer. When we talk about films like Annihilation, we need to accept that some films have multiple meanings.
I had pegged Crazy Rich Asians as Hollywood cashing in on stale plots and tropes that Hong Kong drama series had long wrung dry. Then I watched the movie and could not stop thinking about *that* scene.
The future of an animation showrunning prodigy is now clear.
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.
This Chinese-made animated feature is a pretty big investment for Netflix. You have to wonder why.
“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