Josh Cabrita
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Josh is a freelance film critic from Vancouver. His writing has also appeared at MUBI Notebook, Cinema Scope, and the Georgia Straight.

Movie Review: Ben-Hur

There is a peculiar shot before the sea battle in Timur Bekmambetov’s Ben-Hur.  The eponymous character is shackled, badly bruised and covered in mud, the effects of poor living conditions on the Roma…

Movie Review: ‘Equals’

It is better, presumably, to decipher meaning like a game of hide and seek, to make the plot a puzzle to be solved, and for characters to be enigmas that need cracking. If this were a rule, it would l…

Movie Review: The BFG

Steven Spielberg programmed the dreams of a generation. We saw Indiana Jones run away from the stone, we were petrified of the shark in Jaws, and we found a greater purpose in the last half hour of Cl…