Tag "Mark Pacis Movie Reviews"

The Menu – Blu-ray Review

It’s best to go into The Menu without as much information as possible. With that, Mark Mylod’s The Menu is an intelligent and darkly humorous mystery thriller. Throughout the film, as it exposes each

The Banshees of Inisherin – Blu-ray Review

Generally speaking, The Banshees of Inisherin is a far richer emotional and intellectual film than Martin McDonagh’s past films. The rift between Colm and Pádraic symbolizes the split between the Provisional Government

Smile – 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

From the outset, I thought Smile was going to be stupid. The premise seemed like a lame gimmick in the same vein as The Meg or Us. Yet, the film is scary… Really, really scary.

Avatar: The Way of Water Review – James Cameron is the Sequel King of the World

Avatar was a global phenomenon back in 2009 due to its stunning visuals and use of 3D. Although 3D has been played out since then, James Cameron continues to try and

Amsterdam – 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

 Amsterdam shows that not every movie featuring a strong cast, Oscar-nominated director, and a “whodunit” mystery that’s based on a true story will automatically end up as a great movie. It

Reservoir Dogs – 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

As far as fans of Tarantino are concerned, Reservoir Dogs hold a special place in their hearts. After all, it was his first film. Yet, their fondness for this film primarily comes

Violent Night Review – Santa Vengeance is Coming to Town

Posing itself as the ultimate anti-Christmas movie, Violent Night goes to great lengths to distance itself from family-friendly holiday films. As the title suggests, it’s violent in the most delightful, ingenious way.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Review – The King Would Be Proud

The unexpected and heartbreaking death of Chadwick Boseman SHOULD have derailed the Black Panther sequel. After all, how can you create magic again without the man responsible for it? Yet, Ryan Coogler

Black Adam Review – Here Comes the Man in Black

Although Black Adam has a lot of flaws, it’s still very entertaining and better than people expect it to be. For as many characters as there are in this film, Black Adam never gets

Halloween Ends Review – A Disappointing Finale to a Beloved Franchise

Halloween Ends is, simply put, a complete and utter disaster. With the filmmakers continuing to provide real-world meaning into the film, this time around, there isn’t a huge body count to

Lightyear – 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

When I reviewed the film in June, I said that Lightyear “doesn’t quite come close to the same level of quality as the pitch-perfect Toy Story series. It’s not even on the same level

Fantasia Film Festival: What to Do with the Dead Kaiju? (大怪獣のあとしまつ) Review

Satoshi Miki’s latest film asks something most kaiju genre fans don’t think about: What happens to the giant kaiju corpse after we defeat it? What to Do with the Dead Kaiju? is

Fantasia Film Festival: Special Delivery (특송) Review

Park Dae-min’s Special Delivery isn’t the kind of car chase, action-packed thriller you think it is. Yes, the film borrows heavily from action greats like The Transporter, Baby Driver, and Drive. However, the familiar story of

Fantasia Film Festival: Shin Ultraman (シン・ウルトラマン) Review

As much as I wanted to love Shin Ultraman, it’s not perfect. The movie walks a fine line between being a loving tribute to a pop culture icon and becoming The Last

Easter Sunday Review – It’s Not Perfect but It’s Ours

Filipinos are known to be a lot of things. We’re great dancers and singers, along with being nurses and doctors too. We’re also very loving and kind. If you have

Bullet Train Review – All Aboard the Crazy Train

Bullet Train is best described as a Tarantino film in its style and delivery. In other words, it features a non-chronological storyline, gangsters and assassins, funky music, witty dialogue, and violence

DC League of Super-Pets Review – In a League of Their Own

There are movies born of obvious inspiration and perspiration from everyone involved. Then there are films made strictly for “cash grab.” DC League of Super-Pets is the latter. Then again,

Fantasia Film Festival: The Roundup (범죄도시2) Review

Although I have never seen The Outlaws, The Roundup is a film you can pick up easily without watching the previous movie. In reality, you don’t even need to see The Outlaws like these characters—their

The Gray Man Review – Bad to the Bone

Joe and Anthony Russo have done incredibly well in the past decade with their phenomenal work in the Marvel universe. So, to find their voice past Marvel Studios, the brothers

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

When I reviewed Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in May, I said the movie was “a multiversal adventure complete with humor, thrills, and campiness that only Sam Raimi