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SXSW 2019 Review: THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) This is a movie that truly captivated me and made me laugh at the same time. I definitely have a penchant for dark, twisted and quirky conedies that provoke their audiences, and this film certainly fits the bill. Not really a crowd-pleaser, The Art of Self-Defense […]

Review: STUBER

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) Considering that I saw a work-in-progress version of the film at this year’s SXSW, I held back from writing a review until I saw the actual theatrical version. Well, as it turns out, both versions are pretty much identical. And that’s a good thing too because […]

Review: MIDSOMMAR

By Mark Saldana Rating: 4 (Out of 4 Stars) After writer/director Ari Aster made a huge breakthrough last year with his near-perfect feature film debut, Hereditary, the talented horror auteur is back. Though strikingly different from his previous movie, Midsommar shows the filmmaker’s talents beautifully and is arguably one of the best horror films in […]

Review: SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) In just four MCU films, Peter Parker/Spider-Man has been through a lot. That is a bit of an understatement, considering that the hero’s ages in this movie’s universe has ranged between fifteen and sixteen. Queen’s beloved wall crawler just wants to go home and enjoy some […]

Review: YESTERDAY

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) “All you need is love. Love is all you need.” Simply, but beautifully put, these lyrics from one of The Beatles’ more beloved songs may as well have been the legendary band’s credo. It is most definitely the key theme of this film which delivers a […]