Noman Ansari

CINEMASCOPE: PLAYING WITH OUR ANXIETY

CINEMASCOPE: PLAYING WITH OUR ANXIETY

The Outpost avoids clichéd nationalistic dialogue but fails, unlike its source material, to critique the American military complex Published 22 Nov, 2020 09:06am
CINEMASCOPE: MAKING BOORISH WITH BORAT

CINEMASCOPE: MAKING BOORISH WITH BORAT

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm pokes fun at America’s problem with women and is a better and funnier film than its pop culture Published 08 Nov, 2020 08:10am
CINEMASCOPE: DEVIL IN THE DETAILS

CINEMASCOPE: DEVIL IN THE DETAILS

The Devil All The Time seems more interested in shocking us with the book’s horrific scenes rather than in a nuanced character Published 11 Oct, 2020 08:10am
CINEMASCOPE: A HOLLOW HOLMES

CINEMASCOPE: A HOLLOW HOLMES

Millie Bobby Brown is charismatic and fun to watch in Enola Holmes. But she’s stuck in a heavy-handed and cliche-ridden film Published 04 Oct, 2020 08:14am
CINEMASCOPE: PUPPETS ON A SCREEN

CINEMASCOPE: PUPPETS ON A SCREEN

Netflix docu-drama The Social Dilemma is a cautionary film about how our thoughts are manipulated by algorithms designed primarily Published 27 Sep, 2020 07:09am
IN MEMORIAM: BLACK PANTHER FOREVER

IN MEMORIAM: BLACK PANTHER FOREVER

In a country where African Americans suffer from police brutality and bitter racial inequality, Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther Published 06 Sep, 2020 07:31am
CINEMASCOPE: GOING OVER THE EDGE

CINEMASCOPE: GOING OVER THE EDGE

Unhinged has a terrible script but it isn’t a complete waste of time, thanks only to the acting performances Published 30 Aug, 2020 10:16am
CINEMASCOPE: POWER PUNCH

CINEMASCOPE: POWER PUNCH

Project Power feels like it was taken out of the oven before it was fully cooked but is still worth watching for its unique take Published 23 Aug, 2020 08:40am
CINEMASCOPE: ZOOM PARANORMAL

CINEMASCOPE: ZOOM PARANORMAL

A shortish supernaturual feature set within Covid-19 times has excellent performances from an amateur cast and channels true dread Published 16 Aug, 2020 08:29am
CINEMASCOPE: KISS AND TELL

CINEMASCOPE: KISS AND TELL

Elle Evans is the saving grace of The Kissing Booth 2, which has a storyline so contrived, it might have been better off as a TV Published 09 Aug, 2020 07:41am
CINEMASCOPE: THE DANGERS OF RENTING

CINEMASCOPE: THE DANGERS OF RENTING

First-time director and experienced actor Dave Franco’s The Rental is an atmospheric film that ramps up the tension, at least for Published 31 Jul, 2020 08:40am
CINEMASCOPE: BITTERSWEET HONEY

CINEMASCOPE: BITTERSWEET HONEY

Writing a script based on one’s life, as Shia LaBeouf has done with Honey Boy, may seem self-indulgent. But many good works of art Published 26 Jul, 2020 08:08am