The Mandalorian (2019-) REVIEW – A Star Wars Spaghetti Western

As the Star Wars universe expands, as does its lore, and with its lore, come more intriguing characters that deepen the intensity of the beloved space saga. Meet The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal), a stark drifter of little words. After the fall of the Empire, prior to the First Order, the solitary gunslinger searches for his bounty in a galaxy far, far away. Announced back in … Continue reading The Mandalorian (2019-) REVIEW – A Star Wars Spaghetti Western

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The Farewell (2019) REVIEW

A24 triumphs once again when it comes down to releasing comedies that target sensitive subjects while paying careful attention to capture the heart along the way. Writer and director Lulu Wang steps into the spotlight with her debut film, The Farewell, which retells the true events of Wang’s family discovering their grandmother’s terminal cancer diagnosis- and more importantly, how they plan to hide it from … Continue reading The Farewell (2019) REVIEW

Hamilton on the West End: Review and Reflections

Yes- It deserves the hype. Hamilton has become a groundbreaking, convention-defying, award-winning international phenomenon; but at the same time is it so much more. It is the topical, powerful and unapologetic musical which the world (not just America) needs right now. Packed with rap, hip-hop and R’n’B, infused with expert lyricism and masterful motifs, Lin Manuel Miranda’s soundtrack comes alive on stage. 17th Century political … Continue reading Hamilton on the West End: Review and Reflections

Thor: Ragnarok Review

NO SPOILERS Five years. Five long years we have been waiting it out for the final film in Marvel’s Thor trilogy: but never fear, Marvel fans- it was worth it. Hilarious, on-the-nose and carried by a brilliant electro/Led Zeppelin score (composed by Mark Mothersbaugh), Thor: Ragnarok is Marvel’s visual representation of throwing the rulebook out of the window. It has stunning cinematography, keeping all the … Continue reading Thor: Ragnarok Review

AHS Cult, Premiere Review

Ryan Murphy dares go there in the latest season of American Horror Story, which takes place in a Michigan town reeling from the aftermath of the 2016 Election. There is no subtlety or nuance here. Donald J. Trump and Hillary Rodham Clinton are characters in this TV horror series, with real-life news footage making a recurring appearance. Murphy fills the first episode with a nasty … Continue reading AHS Cult, Premiere Review