Beating Ennui

Unpretentious movie reviews you can read in less than 10 minutes

Sinag Maynila Movie Review: Abomination

Abomination features a few good performances, but this mystery thriller is suspenseless, contrived and uninvolving no thanks to a cliched script with gaping plot holes and negligible characters.

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Movie Review: Tomb Raider (2018)

Tomb Raider is supported by a committed lead, but this gritty yet bland reboot is buried underneath an uninvolving uninspired action adventure filled with Indiana Jones plot cliches and lifeless characters.

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Movie Review: Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow features a committed performance from Jennifer Lawrence, but this sensual spy flick is marred by a repetitive plot, gratuitous violence, and a muddled story that prevents it from being the provocative thrill ride it aspires to be.

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Movie Review: The Post

The Post is supported by great performances, but this timely prestige picture squanders its potential to be another dull Oscar bait no thanks to a superficial neatly packaged story that lacks a sense of urgency and biting social commentary.
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Movie Review: The Lure

The Lure is a genre-bending mash-up that gets lost in its own strangeness, but there’s a bold kooky subversive musical with creative worldbuilding, great performances, and original song numbers to captivate you.

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Movie Review: Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour is a well-executed and deftly-acted but obviously crafted Oscar bait composed of a retrograde Greatest Man in History, featuring a simplistic and patriotic version of Churchill precisely designed to bag gold statues.

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