‘Civil War’ Review: A Morbidly Gorgeous Portrait of War

Civil War Review

Cinema has a history of glorifying war and violence in a variety of ways. In stark contrast to the morbid reality of conflict, the abundance of stories centred on military spectacle has allowed other filmmakers to approach the subject from a more grounded angle. Written and directed by Alex Garland, Civil War utilises a political background to deliver a human story in the foreground. This is a morbidly gorgeous portrait of war crafted through a unique science fiction vision.

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‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire’ Review: An Entertaining Ride

Godzilla x Kong The New Empire Review

The beauty of cinema is that stories can be crafted in many ways. While some narratives focus on character development, others embrace blockbuster spectacle to deliver a fun experience. Directed by Adam Wingard, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire offers a feast of bombastic action but little to chew on if you are craving a well-written story. Even so, this is an entertaining ride worth the price of admission.

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‘Late Night with the Devil’ Review: A Fusion of Retro Extravagance and Shocking Horror

Late Night with the Devil Review

Stylistic surrealism is an approach to horror cinema that can sometimes yield exceptional results. By playing with perceptions of reality, a talented filmmaker can successfully elevate the movie-watching experience. Written and directed by Colin and Cameron Cairnes, Late Night with the Devil is a fusion of retro extravagance and shocking horror, resulting in a film that grabs onto your mind and doesn’t let go.

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‘Dune: Part Two’ Review: An Exceptionally Crafted Piece of Sci-Fi Media

Dune Part Two Review

Creating a science fiction story on a grand scale is not an easy task. When done poorly, the narrative can feel unnecessarily complicated. However, when done right, films in the genre can deliver uniquely enjoyable experiences. Co-written and directed by Denis Villeneuve, Dune: Part Two takes you on an epic journey filled with unforgettable sights and sounds. Despite being disappointing in some areas, the film is an exceptionally crafted piece of sci-fi media.

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‘Miller’s Girl’ Review: Overwritten and Pretentious

Miller's Girl Review

As a medium for storytelling, cinema is not only able to deliver joyful experiences but can also convey intriguingly uncomfortable narratives. However, if done incorrectly, such films can easily end up being pathetically forgettable. Written and directed by Jade Halley Bartlett, Miller’s Girl explores a forbidden relationship. While the premise had potential, the final product is overwritten and pretentious due to a poor script and bland performances.

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