Ready or Not

Those walking into Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s Ready or Not hoping for a cinematic adaptation of The Delfonics’ 1968 classic ‘Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide from…

Rambo: Last Blood

It might seem strange that a franchise whose middle section associated it entirely with amped-up, musclebound masculinity should have been bookended by titles (1982’s First Blood, and now Last Blood)…

Ad Astra

Isn’t it a wonderful feeling when a director whose work you have been typically apathetic towards in the past produces something that comes dangerously close to a masterpiece? The speculative…

Her Smell

In the past year alone the likes of A Star Is Born, Vox Lux and Wild Rose have all grappled with the subject of young female musicians who struggle with…

The Farewell

At 90 years old, my Filipino grandmother’s eyesight has gone bad. Her hearing is even worse. Though she may see her 25-year-old granddaughter in front of her, she hears my…