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Quiz: Take A Seat…

I hope you’re sitting comfortably, because the quiz returns! My apologies for the lack of one last week – hopefully this’ll be good enough to make up for it. Let’s clarify something: no one likes walking. Or standing, for that matter. Is the chair the greatest creation of all time? Maybe, so it’s just about […]

Quiz: Take A Seat…
Action

Vikings (2013-2020)

The History Channel’s flagship series Vikings aired its last episode in December. And though this celebrated work is finally in the history books, its legacy will live on. It isn’t your stereotypical “this is one of the best shows ever” series. It isn’t trying to be anything other than itself. And that’s okay. Vikings is, […]

Vikings (2013-2020)
Action

Lupin (2021)

The acclaimed new French action mystery series Lupin is as deceptive as it is enthralling. It’s one of those shows where you can’t look away for even a moment; you could miss something important. You might even miss something that you’d think is crucial but isn’t: something planted to trick you. It’s a maze. But […]

Lupin (2021)
Drama

TITANE

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Titane is a complex film, one that doesn’t hold back in its portrayal of unconditional love. The bold and sometimes intense imagery of the human body put on display in the film is an unwavering/uncompromising vision. That is the vision of the director, Julia Ducournau. Released to critical acclaim and even winning the palm’d’or at the […]

‘Titane’ and the Politics of Dancing
Drama

MIDNIGHT MASS

When it comes to masterpieces of modern horror, Mike Flanagan’s track record is like no other. From films like Gerald’s Game (2017) and Doctor Sleep (2019) to shows such as The Haunting of Hill House (2018) and The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020), the man has proven time and time again that he’s one of […]

MIDNIGHT MASS is a thought-provoking, harrowing and ambitious religious horror spectacle!

Drama

Lo Invisible

Luisa is an elegant woman living in a spacious and luxurious home, surrounded by servants to do her every bidding, including an on-call masseuse to rub her cares away. Luisa and her family have a cushy life, their wealth and status apparent. But that doesn’t mean they never have troubles. Luisa has just returned home […]

Lo Invisible
Comedy

An American Werewolf in London

Something of a blast, John Landis’ 1981 horror comedy is one of these few films that gets just about everything right. Written in the 60’s, after an experience while working on WWII action movie Kelly’s Heroes, Landis had shelved the result while his own stature grew via hits like Kentucky Fried Movie, Animal House and […]

An American Werewolf in London
Drama

Cry Macho

The titular “Macho” in Clint Eastwood’s latest, Cry Macho, refers to the name of prize fighting rooster owned by a thirteen-year-old Mexican boy, as well as the machismo the rooster represents. It’s all set in 1980, and the boy, Rafa (Eduardo Minett), is traveling north to meet the American father he barely knows at the […]

Cry Macho – Movie Review
Comedy

TIFF 2021: “I`m Your Man”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 4 out of 5. Life in the 21st century is more like being on the phones and laptops with no human interaction whatsoever. Even passing by restaurants, you find people staring at the blue screen more often than using words. It’s sad but becoming our reality. And things can only change if we […]

TIFF 2021: “I`m Your Man”
Biography

Benediction

Benediction is the story of English poet, writer and soldier Siegfried Sassoon. He was decorated for bravery on the Western Front, and went on to become one of the leading poets of the First World War. His poetry vividly described the horrors of the trenches while satirizing the patriotic pretensions that Sassoon believed were responsible for a fueling […]

Benediction
Amazon Prime

TIFF 2021: “The Electrical Life of Louis Wain”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 4 out of 5. A true artist never connects with the real world. In fact, he/she creates one’s own where all others can join in to admire the brilliance of their craft. Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch) is extremely talented. He is qualified to do all sorts of jobs, if he wishes to. His […]

TIFF 2021: “The Electrical Life of Louis Wain”
Drama

Earwig

What a strange and unusual film. Somewhere vaguely in Europe, mid-20th century, Albert is employed to look after Mia. Mia, just a ten year old girl, us forcibly shut-in, even the apartment’s shutters stay closed, casting a gloomy, and often creepy, atmosphere over the apartment’s two solitary dwellers. Despite the isolation, the two are not […]

Earwig
Drama

Hellbound

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 4 out of 5. Imagine living in a world where bad people, like really bad, get short notice, aka prophecy, about their death within hours sent by Angels. And then, they come after the “sinner” to execute him in front of the shocked public. It’s a quiet day in a café where a […]

TIFF 2021: “Hellbound”
Documentary

The Devil’s Drivers

Hamouda and his cousin Ismail are Palestinian Bedouins living in the town of Yatta. With few ways to make a decent living, they offer a unique taxi service, driving Palestinian workers across the Negev desert to a southern gap where Israel’s border wall hasn’t been finished. Or smuggling Palestinian workers, I should say, as this […]

The Devil’s Drivers
Adventure

TIFF 2021: “Dune”

“Dune” is probably this year’s most anticipated film that is expected to come out in theatres first. Shot for IMAX, with gorgeous scenery, landscape, cinematography, editing, theme and directing, the film justifies its expectation which will allow the audience to enjoy it, watching on the big screen. “Dune” is one of the most challenging adaptions […]

TIFF 2021: “Dune”
Crime

The Guilty

Well damn. Jake Gyllenhaal plays Joe, a disgraced cop who’s been busted down to dispatch duty, manning the 911 desk until he can clear his name. On his last shift before he’ll get his day in court, he takes a call that will change his life. On the other end of the phone, Emily whispers […]

The Guilty
Movie Reviews

Encounter

Well that was unexpected. Director Michael Pearce takes a sci-fi action thriller road trip movie and subverts your every expectation, giving us panicky thrills of another kind. Malik Khan (Riz Ahmed) is a Marine who’s been working back to back top-secret missions, too busy saving the world to see his sons, who live with their […]

Encounter

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