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Movie Review: Bong Joon Ho’s Okja

Bong Joon Ho’s Okja, at a first glance, comes across as a film that purely explores the relationship between the genetically engineered pig  and her caretaker and bosom buddy, Mija (played by Seo-Hyun Ahn). Viewers get to witness the strength of the bond between the two and what lengths Mija is willing to go to get her friend back. This...

Movie Review: Officer Downe

The premise is simple. The LAPD, out of desperation, brings a cop back to life to do his duty over and over again in an almost repetitive loop. This cop is Officer Downe. He is completely dedicated to his job, breaking records and holding a reputation for being unstoppable in the face of criminals. This made him the perfect candidate for the LAPD...

Review: ‘Goosebumps’

Although common wisdom (and the MPAA) dictates that we shield our children from horror imagery, I can say from experience – and I think many of you will agree – that young kids can already grasp the thrill of being scared. Indeed, I think children might like being scared more than they let on. As children, we tend to be drawn to horror movies...

Review: ‘Terminator Genisys’

Alan Taylor’s Terminator Genisys, the fifth film in the Terminator series, is a confusing mound of frustratingly insular happenstance. Drawing on plot threads from previous movies (particularly 1984’s The Terminator and 2003’s Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines), and incorporating familiar characters played by newly minted...