Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs (2019)

Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs is a 2019 animated film which features the voices of Chloe Mortez and Sam Claflin. The story is loosely based on Snow White and the seven dwarves but with a twist. An overweight woman(Mortez) is transformed into a beautiful version of herself thanks to a pair of magic red shoes and is teamed up with suitors who were magically … Continue reading Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs (2019)

The Call of the Wild (2020)

Before writing anything about the film itself let it be noted following. (1) Screenplays are usually related to source materials (works of fiction or documentary depictions of factual events and experiences) with the phrase *based on*, which is mostly read as *copied from* (whether a fictitious depiction or reality) although fully faithful account of events and their protagonists almost never happens, so, in all fairness, … Continue reading The Call of the Wild (2020)

Human Capital (2019)

“Human Capital”, directed by Marc Meyers (“My Friend Dahmer”) is the second screen adaptation of Stephen Amidon’s novel of the same name. I have neither seen the first one nor read the book, but this version of “Human Capital”, mainly being carried on the shoulders of a great cast, is an effortful suburban tale of what happens when people get pushed to their limits, mental, … Continue reading Human Capital (2019)

The Divine Move 2: The Wrathful (2019)

“The Divine Move 2: The Wrathful” is flamboyant, preposterous and exaggerated, taking viewers on a wild ride. Directed by Lee Khan and starring Kwon Sang-woo, the sequel to the “The Divine Move” (2014) — about high-stakes gambling via the game of Go — has an obvious premise and plot as well as one-dimensional characters. But it manages to provide fun and action. The film starts … Continue reading The Divine Move 2: The Wrathful (2019)

No Mercy (2019)

Unfairly rated and deserving of much more credit. The story starts off with a flashback to the protagonist carrying a sledgehammer into an auto body shop and what looks to be a violent end for someone. The underlying theme of this movie focused solely on a sister (Park In-ae) looking for her missing younger sister (Park Eun-hye). As the movie progresses, we find out that … Continue reading No Mercy (2019)

Battle for Sevastopol (2015)

Eleanor Roosevelt remembers the first time she met Lyudmila Pavlichenko, the female sniper with 309 kills, back in 1942 when she was member of the Russian delegation visiting the USA. Accepted at Kiev State University in 1937, Lyudmila was more eager to serve her nation on the front lines. A friendly shooting contest with her friends landed her the attention and recommendation of a Russian … Continue reading Battle for Sevastopol (2015)