The Guest (2014)

“The Guest” is the ultimate B movie, and is deeply aware of that fact. It excels in everything it sets out to do, and does it all with self-aware cheek and charm. Inspired from films like “The Terminator” and “Halloween”, but with the ultra-stylish approach of recent neo-noir films like “Drive”, “The Guest” manages to…

Chappie (2015)

“Chappie” is unmistakably from the same mind that brought us the fantastic “District 9”. That mind belongs to South African director Neill Blomkamp, someone with a very distinctive voice who, in “Chappie”, struggles to say something coherent with it. Blomkamp comes from a VFX background, and the visuals on all his films are great and…

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

The first film, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”, saw a a cast of British greats overcome personal issues through a cultural clash in India. This sequel tries to retain some cultural clash, even though they all live there now. It’s a charming film, but when the first film’s greatest problem was its predictability and shallowness,…