Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)

Full points to the director for showing us some new action, a new adventure, a new mythical location and a commentary on disinformation.

A film that promises a fight between two titans and delivers on every front. A true cinematic experience which would make a great IMAX watch.

Though the cinematography is primarily CGI, it is still breathtaking and awe inspiring.

3.5/5

The Aftermath (2019)

The film explores an era we have often seen through the lens of history, but its depiction of post-war Germany is a revelation.

Keira Knightley ventures into dangerous territory when she has an affair with Alexander Skarsgard while her husband, Jason Clarke is running the British Forces there.

A parallel of what is left after war, grief, losing ones child, home or spouse and how it impacts their entire world is shown, their relationship becoming the collateral damage.

An intense watch.

3/5

Big Little Lies (2018)

Big Little Lies: The suspense was killing me. The plot was stifling me. Who did it?! Who was it? So many questions, with edits the speed of a race car, it keeps you guessing. Who is lying? Why are they lying? You will know soon enough. 7 episodes, with multiple story lines, all reach their conclusion and then you can finally breathe! Wonderful casting and immaculate performances by all, ranging from the 6 year old right to the adults. Worthy of a binge watch and all the awards it got.

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

David Yates turns an age old story into an interesting film with gripping drama and action. Not self indulgent at any point, it engages by weaving in the truth with natural aesthetics.

Alexander Skarsgard is perfect as Tarzan. Tall and lean with strong shoulders, he doesn’t appear like a ‘steroid’ body. He moves with the agility and grace of an animal and has the same intensity in his eyes, as his fellows in the jungle. His poise, gait and quiet confidence make him a delight to watch.

Equally matched in every way is Jane, played by Margot Robbie. Not a damsel in distress and well versed with the natural world, she is at home with the tribe and it’s beautiful traditions. A survivor and believer, she faces many odds.

Samuel L. Jackson represents the ally in America, but also a history of the oppressed. He sticks by his friends’ side and lightens the mood for all of us while doing so. Christoph Waltz is once again a merciless and ambitious character, who represents the villain of exploitation and slavery.

A social commentary at its deepest level, with sweeping cinematography and some eloquent visuals, this film was a treat.

3.5/5