Arrival (2016) ★★★☆☆

Based on the short story “Story of your life”, Twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world and a linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the alien visitors.

The Handmaiden (2016) ★★★★☆

Director Chan Wook Park adds to his growing collection of graphic and provocative cinema. This time around he seems to let violence take a backseat to sexuality and what results is a stunningly contemporary and classical period film. It’s a thought provoking study on the nature of uninhibited carnal desires and unlike his previous works, both tone and narrative style is quite Japanese in nature.

Darth Maul #1-4 (2017) ★★☆☆☆

The earliest event in the Star Wars official canon. It also happens to be the newest release with the final issue still unreleased. This series sheds some light on the period that Darth Maul apprenticed under Darth Sidious before the events of the Phantom Menace. It’s a short read with a pretty mediocre and disappointing plot.

The People V. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016) ★★★★☆

One of the best TV miniseries to come along in a while! Even though we all know how it ends and despite being one of the most heavily documented and high profile trials of our time, ‘The People V. O.J. Simpson is solid entertainment with excellent performances across the board, especially Sara Paulson who just gets better and better with each new character she effortlessly embodies.

Now You See Me (2013) ★★☆☆☆

An endlessly frustrating and overlong heist film with paper thin characters. The picture relies on the innumerable cast members’ signature nuances instead of crafting credible backstories to develop the narrative. You just never truly care for the characters or their motives.