“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” but we probably don’t have to

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While being a sequel, this is also a prequel that invites all the guests in the first movie…

“Sicario: Day of the Soldado” still tense while paying tribute to its predecessor

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What differs most from the first “Sicario” is that this installment strips the mystery off Benecio del Toro’s Alejandro…

A “Jurassic World” that is exciting but trapped by its own legacy

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In this fifth installment, the creativity feels forced, as the dinosaurs get more menacing and horrifying thanks to CG effects…

“Incredibles 2″ is overstuffed but still fun

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What makes the “Incredibles” movie stand out from run-of-the-mill super hero movies is that our heroes have to suppress their showy powers and the desire to be, well… heroes…

True horror raises it head in “Hereditary”

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Like most horror movies, the origin of the scares reveal itself gradually as the story unfolds. Surprisingly, the film only becomes to go further into the dark after a good half of the movie…

Human and an A.I. computer chip become one in “Upgrade”

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At times, “Upgrade” feels more like a comedy, especially during the fight sequences where Logan Marshall-Green has to show shock in his face while causing harm to his victims…

Ethan Hawke delivers a subtle powerhouse performance in “First Reformed”

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The intentional confident pacing of this intensely quiet film only serves to highlight the dread and lack of hope in a society that is losing its soul in spite of existing under the eyes of the church…

A painfully delicate romance thrives in “Disobedience”

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Chilean Director Sebastian Lelio had his last two films representing Chile in the Best Foreign Film Oscar race with his last film ”A Fantastic Woman” picking up the grand prize…

“Godard Mon Amour” paints an cinema master in artistic crisis

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This story is illustrated from the view point of Anne. Some revelations include how she had been put down by Godard’s words when she’s considering roles to play for other directors…

A more exciting and warm “Tomb Raider”

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There is no lack of breath-taking action sequences. Compared with the Lara Croft at the turn of the century…