Comedy

The Ladykillers: Corrosive, Dark And Beautifully British

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 8 out of 10. As if I wasn’t going to dip my toe in for more Peter Sellers! Yes, the pre-eminent British comedian returns, but nine years earlier than Dr. Strangelove in 1955 comedy The Ladykillers – yet, Sellers isn’t the one that steals the show… The plot is simple, yet oh-so-effective: dapper […]

The Ladykillers: Corrosive, Dark And Beautifully British
Movie Reviews

Memento: The Thriller That’s Impossible To Forget

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 8.5 out of 10. SPOILERS! As I write these reviews, I (mostly…) attempt to tentatively link each film to similar ones in a sort of theme, I guess, over a longer period of time. I went through a Danish/Thomas Vinterberg phase for a time; any of my more pious readers will know paranoid […]

Memento: The Thriller That’s Impossible To Forget
Comedy

Dying To Survive (Wo bu shi yao shen)

Dying To Survive (Wo bu shi yao shen) China (2018) Dir. Muye Wen Corporate greed is one of the biggest threats to society yet is allowed to operate legally and openly without recourse. It’s an anomaly that will never change because the law is usually on the side of the big corporations, allowing them to […]

Movie Review – Dying To Survive (Wo bu shi yao shen)
Adventure

Annihilation (2018)

One of the best films of 2018, Alex Garland’s cunning sci-fi masterpiece Annihilation is unlike anything else you’ll ever see. Taking things to an even greater level than Garland did in his equally stellar debut film (Ex Machina), Annihilation is extremely warped—to the point where many can’t handle it. But if you’re fine with a […]

Annihilation (2018)
Documentary

When All That’s Left is Love (2019)

Director: Eric Gordon Running time: 1hr 17mins In the end, statistics are just numbers – and this means they always have an element of comfortable distance to them. For instance, 44 million people worldwide living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia. In a world of 7 billion human beings, the true horror […]

When All That’s Left is Love (2019) – 5 stars
Comedy

Jojo Rabbit (2019) Review – F*ck Off, Hitler!

Ever since I’ve seen the first trailer for Jojo Rabbit, I knew that this will be a film like no other. I had faith, as Taika Waititi has proven himself several times now (from What We Do in the Shadows (2014), Thor: Ragnarok (2017) to somewhat underseen and underappreciated Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) which if […]

Jojo Rabbit (2019) Review – F*ck Off, Hitler!
Action

The Grey (2011) Review – Once More Into The Fray

When this movie came out back in 2011, I remember movie fans talking about it a lot. Unfortunately, most of that talk was about how people felt betrayed by the trailer, as it made it seem like an action movie. What didn’t help the cause was the fact the director removed a scene of Liam […]

The Grey (2011) Review – Once More Into The Fray
Drama

Review: “Pig”

“Pig” is not quite the movie I—and I think many others—expected it would be. Not that I necessarily had specific expectations for a film with such a bizarre premise: a forager (played by an exceedingly scruffy Nicolas Cage) travels from his isolated woodland existence to the city of Portland on a quest to recover his […]

Review: “Pig”
Drama

Review: “Settlers”

The western and science fiction genres share several similar themes, particularly when the subject of the latter is exploration into the unknown, essentially transporting the frontier from the American West to the edges of outer space. It can be exciting and fascinating and introspective when done right. Unfortunately, writer and director Wyatt Rockefeller’s film “Settlers” […]

Review: “Settlers”
Crime

Flashback: Fargo (1996)

There’s a twisted part of me that considers Fargo (1996) to be a comedy. I don’t think the Coen Brothers would contest this. In fact, I think they were going for comedy all along. A coworker and friend of mine introduced me to the movie experience collection app, Letterboxd. If you are an avid movie […]

Flashback: Fargo (1996)
Drama

Flashback: The Visitor (2007)

The best dullest film I have seen is 1981’s My Dinner with Andre, which literally involves a dinner conversation between two people (in 1996, Christopher Guest mocked the film by creating plastic action figures to act out the scenes in his Waiting for Guffman). Although My Dinner with Andre is just a conversation at a […]

Flashback: The Visitor (2007)
Quiz

Quiz: I’ll Have What She’s Having…

Welcome! It’s the 8th edition of the Over-The-Shoulder quiz, and I’m glad to say it’s going as strong as ever! After some positive feedback from last weeks Egg Quiz, I got a request for some lunch and dinner follow ups. Unfortunately, while I did attempt to put one of these together, it felt very similar […]

Quiz: I’ll Have What She’s Having…
Drama

The Conversation: The Dangers Of Playing God

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 8.5 out of 10. Sometimes, it’s simply just hard to put things into words. Which, I know, is silly, as I clack-clackity-clack away here at my computer. But sometimes, things are really too brilliant to try and justify – it feels disrespectful to do so to the Sistine Chapel ceiling, say. So forgive […]

The Conversation: The Dangers Of Playing God
Drama

Metin Erksan / Sevmek Zamanı / 1965

Sinema yönetmen sanatıdır. Erksan dünya çapında ustadır. Bu aralar sevdiğim siyah beyaz filmleri yeniden izliyorum, pek çoğunu yazmışım, yazmadıklarımı da zaman zaman eklemeye gayret edeceğim. Konusunu herkes biliyordur; Halil, Meral’in fotoğrafına aşık olur; Meral, Halil’in aşkına. Mekân, tüm bu öykünün yayıldığı üçüncü bir varlığın ifadesine dönüşür ki Erksan’ın alametifarikası da kendini böyle gösterir. Öykü gözlerimizin […]

Metin Erksan / Sevmek Zamanı / 1965

Documentary

Roadrunner, I’ve Seen It

By Karen The documentary about Anthony Bourdain that we’ve been anticipating for at least two years finally hit theaters today, and I just returned from the first showing. Besides me, only 11 other people, including four men, were in the audience. I sat in the top row corner in case I got emotional and had […]

Roadrunner, I’ve Seen It
Drama

Jaret Martino – Director Donna: Stronger Than Pretty

Interview with Jaret Martino the director of Donna: Stronger Than Pretty, a moving drama based on the true story about his mother’s struggle with domestic abuse and her journey to find her voice. From New York, Long Island, USA, Jaret has become a champion for women’s empowerment in the film industry. (Listen to the audio […]

Jaret Martino – Director Donna: Stronger Than Pretty
Action

Superman III (1983) Movie Review

Title: Superman III.Rated: PG. Director: Richard Lester.Screenplay by: David Newman & Leslie Newman. Release Date: 1983.Runtime:  125 min. Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Comedy.Cast: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Annette O’Toole, Annie Ross, and many more! Budget: $39,000,000 (estimated). Opening Weekend (US & Canada): $13,352,357. My Overall Rating: ⭐⭐ Rating: 2 out of 5. […]

Superman III (1983) Movie Review

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