Captain America: The First Avenger – Review

Captain America: The First Avenger is synonymous to Iron Manand Thor in the sense that it serves as a predecessor to the anticipated 2012 The Avengers, as made evident by the title. While, yes, being one of the better superhero-adaptations, it’s — exactly like the large proportion of its kind — laced with a derivative protagonist, a highly foreseeable storyline […]

Psycho (1960) – Review

In an era where films are consistently conventional and rarely deviate from formulaic stories and structures, one can always go back a couple of decades and watch Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Psycho. It’s one of many films that confirms him being the rightful owner of the “Master of suspense” title, and it might even be his best picture. […]

Green Lantern – Review

Green Lantern, directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, Edge of Darkness) is yet another comic book adaptation released this year, and would, I imagine, score a solid ten on a silliness scale. But then again, it seems to be most self-aware, seeing it unabashedly adresses its absurdities through dialogue. The large proportion of superheroe movies […]

There Will Be Blood – Review

There Will Be Blood (loosely based on Upton Sinclair’s novel Oil!) is what you would call an epic– and monumental one at that. It’s another endeavor by the oh-so-masterful auteur Paul Thomas Anderson (Sydney, Magnolia), and unlike several other works of his, it doesn’t concentrate on an abundance of characters, instead it focuses on only one: Daniel Plainview, […]