“I Wanna Dance with Somebody” is the latest but probably not last biopic retelling the life of Whitney Houston, but it’s certainly perhaps one of the frankest and closest to the truths about her that we may get. If you’re a fan of the greatest singer of all time, this film may floor you as much as her voice and presence did.
After Chadwick Boseman’s passing, the future of Black Panther in “Wakanda Forever” and the rest of the MCU was unknown. But his and his character T’Challa’s legacy is continued and remembered in a film that explores what Wakanda must now do without their protector in the aftermath of his loss and what has previously happened. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” promises to be perhaps Marvel Studios’ most dramatic and emotional offering yet.
“Decision to Leave” is the must-see South Korean murder mystery film of the year that has more twists and turns and complications of love and suspicions than you could imagine. Read my full review of it here.
Everyone’s favourite Norse superhero is back after a few years since he went off with the Guardians of the Galaxy at the end of “Avengers: Endgame”. This time Thor teams up with different heroes to defeat another new threat, one that specifically wants him killed. “Thor: Love and Thunder” is a very funny, slightly over-the-top and action-packed but emotionally charged adventure, which is a new direction for the MCU but continues to expand on the God of Thunder’s journey. Read my full review of it here.
It seems like 65 million years ago that “Jurassic Park” first wowed and scared us on the big screen, but it was in fact not even 30 years ago. Now, after four subsequent films, this franchise that has had its ups and downs, returns for the final time. But does “Jurassic World Dominion” go out with a bang like the dinosaurs did or crumble to the touch like an unpreserved fossil? Read my full review of it here.
It’s truly a complex and bizarre film with plenty of nuances and emotion, but “Everything Everywhere All at Once” is more than just a multiversal movie made to boggle the mind. It’s another step forward for Asian representation on the big Hollywood screen, exploring as many multi-faceted Asian diaspora identities as it does multiple universes and the concepts behind them and people.
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” has been a long time coming. A culmination of several recent Marvel films and TV series that set the precedence for magical mayhem, this latest film is chock-full of action, adrenaline, dark humour, dark magic and surprise cameos… Read my review here.
“The most enchanted musical of all time” is the tagline used to describe the “Beauty and the Beast” musical. But does it really live up to that? Find out my thoughts on the current UK touring production of this Disney classic here.
Much has changed in the four years since the release of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”, which received mixed reactions. Now “The Secrets of Dumbledore” continues the story. But does it continue the only above average scores this franchise has had so far or will it succeed despite all the controversies and odds? Read my review of it here.
Despite some misgivings, “Turning Red” – Pixar’s latest offering – takes cues from Chinese culture and Chinese diaspora to create a cute, fiery and emotional film that appeals to a wider audience while representing minority groups for a new generation of Disney lovers.