Review: Ready Player One (2018)

How do you do, fellow kids?

by Benjamín Harguindey

Cashing in on 80s nostalgia, as you do, Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One (2018) – based on the 2011 hit novel of the same name by Ernest Cline – imagines a a future enveloped in a worldwide virtual reality where everybody’s leading fantasy lives online 24/7 and pop culture is king. So it’s more of a present-day dramatization, really. Let’s get to it.

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Review: Darkest Hour (2017)

We shall fight at the Oscars.

by Benjamín Harguindey

Offering little in the way of novelty or excitement, Darkest Hour (2017) is essentially a one-man show starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, delivering a wonderfully humane performance that sidesteps cliché in an otherwise unremarkable period piece. Best case scenario, history will remember the movie as the vehicle that finally earned Oldman a long overdue Oscar, and not much else.

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