Beating Ennui

Less Pretentious Bollocks about Films in Less than a Thousand Words

Movie Review: John Wick – Chapter 2

John Wick: Chapter 2 is a worthy follow-up to the original with its well choreographed stunt work, stylish action sequences, comic book styled narrative, and solid performance from Keanu Reeves, building a memorable franchise that’s more than just a typical shoot’em up property.

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Movie Review: The Red Turtle

With its stunning animation and thematically rich storytelling, The Red Turtle is a profound allegorical tale about life and humanity told through the simple journey of a man shipwrecked on an island.

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Movie Review: Arrival

Arrival is a technically well-crafted movie backed by a great performance by Amy Adams but whatever profundity it tries to achieve crumbles underneath its own pseudo-science.

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Movie Review: Split

Split is a serviceable thriller thanks to a great performance by James McAvoy and a return to form by M. Night Shyamalan, but the movie is driven by exploitative and derivative ideas.

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Movie Review: La La Land

La La Land is a delightful throwback backed by earnest performances and deft directorial choices, but offers nothing more than its superficial thrills.

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Movie Review: Assassin’s Creed

Despite the elite cast and blockbuster-ready elements, Assassin’s Creed is another item to a long list of badly executed video game movies because of a misguided script and paper thin characters.

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