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  • Little Italy

    Little Italy

    ★½

    A Canadian romantic comedy about stereotypical Italian-American culture?

  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★

    There's something so deeply unsettling about how masterful the slow burn doppelgänger terror in Us is. Thanks to the runaway success of the acclaimed Get Out, comedian turned horror filmmaker Jordan Peele's seemingly natural storytelling prowess feels even more confident as his precise use of doubles as a motif strikes every frame of his sophomore effort superbly.

    full review @ rickchung.com

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  • Paterno

    Paterno

    ★★★½

    HBO's latest Levinson true crime scandal biopic is a super lean and hyper-focused portrait of the consequences of lionizing powerful men over protecting the public interest. How it explores complicity and priorities of education, sports, and protecting childen is harrowing yet purposely unsatisfying.

  • Alita: Battle Angel

    Alita: Battle Angel

    ★★★

    DIY filmmaker Robert Rodriguez takes on producer/co-writer James Cameron's vision to adapt the Japanese cyberpunk manga of the same name by Yukito Kishiro for a truly imaginative, futuristic action adventure. Long in development, Alita: Battle Angel is another dystopic sci-fi fantasy that uses Cameron's trademark sense of world-building and Rodriguez's hard-scrabbled aptitude for visual filmmaking to realize its story.

    full review @ rickchung.com