Ankit Ojha

‘Beast Beast’ explores young adulthood through a brutally honest lens

Shirley Chen in a still from "Beast Beast," directed by Danny Madden, and produced by Vanishing Angle.
Shirley Chen in a still from "Beast Beast"

“Beast Beast” is Danny Madden’s feature-length directorial debut and stars Shirley Chen, Jose Angeles, Will Madden, Kron Moore, and Daniel Rashid. In the vein of movies like “Short Term 12” (2012), “The Babadook” (2014) and “Thunder Road” (2018), “Beast Beast” is an adaptation of Madden’s short film “Krista,” which focuses on Chen’s titular character, her rage, and how she finds a parallel between the volatility of the emotion and her passion as an actor on stage.

Netflix ropes in ‘Kong: Skull Island’ director for live-action Gundam film

Netflix announced on Monday that director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“Kong: Skull Island”; 2017) would helm a live-action feature film adaptation of Japan-based studio Sunrise’s “Gandamu Shirīzu” (English: “Gundam Series”) series.

‘Godzilla vs Kong’ is big, dumb, no-nonsense fun


Directed by Adam Wingard, “Godzilla vs. Kong” is the fourth film in Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse franchise. The film stars Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Rebecca Hall (The Prestige, 2006), and Brian Tyree Henry (If Beale Street Could Talk; 2018). Don’t worry about the characters they play, though, because at heart, the film feels like a 90s disaster blockbusters where spectacle trumps everything else.