‘The Power of the Dog’ Review: An Engrossing Return to Big-Screen Fare From Jane Campion

Jane Campion’s latest film is a masterclass in consistently building tension while simultaneously adding fascinating new layers to its characters with each chapter, boasting excellence in multiple areas including the cinematography, score, and performances.

‘King Richard’ Review: Will Smith Excels in Stirring Biographical Sports Drama

Reinaldo Marcus Green’s feature operates as a compelling family drama as well as a rousing sports flick, featuring Will Smith’s best performance since Ali.

‘Shiva Baby’ Review: Simultaneously Entertaining and Stressful Viewing

A fine tonal juxtaposition, a breakout turn for Rachel Sennott, and an enthralling unveiling of Seligman’s writing and directorial talents, it will be difficult to find a movie that is as simultaneously stressful and thrilling as this one in 2021.

What I’ve Been Watching in March: Japanese Cinema – Five Highlights

Having delved into Japanese cinema over the past month, I spotlight five highly impressive films from the nation, ranging from historical dramas to psychological horror.

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Review: Disney Animation Studio’s Scintillating Showcase of Southeast Asian Cultures and Female Companionship

Brimming with sumptuous visuals, presenting a stimulating mythology built upon East Asian cultural facets, showcasing a vibrant and very likeable set of characters superbly voiced by the cast, and promoting a valuable message to a young audience, Raya and the Last Dragon ticks almost all the boxes when it comes to family entertainment.

‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Review: An Absorbing Biographical Drama with Memorable Turns from its Cast

‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ serves as an enthralling illustration of the complex dynamics apparent in a revolutionary organisation’s struggle against oppression.

‘Alex Wheatle’ Review: The Penultimate Instalment of ‘Small Axe’ is a Compelling Coming-of-Age Tale

The latest piece in the anthology occasionally takes a few missteps in its depiction of the Jamaican-born titular figure’s challenges, but is ultimately tale of an individual making something out of nothing.