Documentary

“Navalny” Is A Must See

Remember when Putin’s nemesis Alexei Navalny was recovering in Germany following his August 2020 poisoning? Director Daniel Roher was with Navalny and his core circle during that period and he made a documentary about it that you’ve got to see to believe. It’s fascinating, terrifying, and heartening all at the same time. Have you ever…

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Drama

Kelebeğin Rüyası (The Butterfly’s Dream)

By Divina Sethi Kelebeğin Rüyası (The Butterfly’s Dream) is a 2013 Turkish romantic drama. It is based on the tragic true story of  struggling poets Muzaffer Tayyip Uslu and Rüştü Onurx, played by (the gorgeous) Kivanc Tatlitug (Kuzey Guney, Ask i memnu, Kurt Seyit ve Sura) and Mert Firat (The Water Diviner, Baska Dilde Ask) […]

Kelebeğin Rüyası (The Butterfly’s Dream)
Documentary

Navalny: An Ongoing Thriller

By C.J. Hirschfield (January 17, 2023) Two years ago, an extraordinary documentary on Russian opposition party leader Alexei Navalny was recorded. The film has just been released; he has not. Having been charged with everything from fraud to having created an extremist group “with the purpose of inciting hatred toward officials and oligarchs,” he currently […]

Navalny: An Ongoing Thriller
Music

Dresdner Philharmonie auf der Leinwand

Das Orchester wird im Kinofilm “TÁR” zum Hollywood-Star Es ist das Must See dieses Jahres! Die Dresdner Philharmonie in der Rolle der Berliner Philharmoniker im Hollywood-Streifen “TÁR”. Der Film mit Cate Blanchett und Nina Hoss in den Hauptrollen (Foto: Screenshot) läuft seit Donnerstag (2.3.) auch in den deutschen Kinos. Er erzählt die Geschichte der Dirigentin […]

Dresdner Philharmonie auf der Leinwand
Drama

The Whale

It’s a movie that you’ll be happy to get up and walk away from, simply for the astounding freedom of being able to get up and walk. Darren Aronofsky’s film, The Whale, takes morbid obesity to its most realistic, destructive level. It’s cringy, it’s sad, it’s unyielding, but more than anything it’s honest. With a […]

The Whale
Dark Comedy

Film Review: The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)

Inisherin is a (fictional) island off the coast of Ireland. It is 1923. The civil war (“A bad do, that.”) can be heard but, on the island, there is nothing to do but toddle off down the pub or gossip in the general store, saving up the details for confession. And, in this world, Colm, […]

Film Review: The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)
Drama

The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)

Martin McDonagh is one of our greatest living playwrights, with his work being widely produced, from the sacred stages of Broadway to the smallest public theatres in Asia, and everywhere in between, his penchant for darkly comical morality tales being the source of many fascinating discussions under the direction of a range of artists who […]

The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)
Action

Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

I have the fondest memories of watching Top Gun back in 1986. It was a great year, I was in my second year in Junior College and had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I was just living in the moment and hanging around with friends every chance I got. My […]

Top Gun: Maverick (2022)
Dark Comedy

Ship of fools: ‘Triangle of Sadness’

Listening to a Russian oligarch and an American luxury yacht captain drunkenly exchange clichés about socialism versus capitalism over the ship’s PA system strikes me as farce without tragedy — and the joke is that it’s Woody Harrelson as the captain whose aggressive about socialism and the Russian who sounds like an OAN reporter. Good […]

Ship of fools: ‘Triangle of Sadness’
Dark Comedy

Triangle of Sadness

Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Sadness is a hilariously tragic social commentary like I’ve never seen before. In three acts, it centers on a young couple of British models, Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Yaya (Charlbi Dean). The opening scene shows us male models in a documentary setting, being interviewed and asked among many questions, how they […]

Triangle of Sadness
Drama

BOXSET REVIEW Your Honor (S1)

The latest US hit crime drama arrives in the UK. How far would you go to save your child? That’s the compelling tagline for Your Honor, the latest US hit show to make it’s way over to the UK. Described as a ‘limited series’ (which at 10 episodes stretches that definition somewhat – more of […]

BOXSET REVIEW Your Honor (S1)
Horror

Review- Magic (1978)

After Corky Withers (Anthony Hopkins) bombs as a magician at a nightclub amateur night, he changes tack and ploughs ahead with the aid of a gimmick- a ventriloquist’s dummy named Fats. After a year of hard slog, he becomes well-known and even attracts the attention of an agent (Burgess Meredith). He’s on the verge of […]

Review- Magic (1978)
Music

Primal Fear Announce New Album Code Red

Primal Fear have announced their 14th studio album, Code Red, arriving September 1st. It marks the German power metal band’s first full-length LP in three years and the first new music since 2021’s I Will Be Gone EP. Although no single has been released, Stan W. Decker’s artwork has been…Please click the link below to…

Primal Fear Announce New Album Code Red
Apple TV

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

Style is half the picture. Story is the other half. William Shakespeare’s 17th-century play, The Tragedie of Macbeth, might be one of the greatest stories ever penned. If not, it’s at least one of the most durable. The desire for power, the ruthlessness of rule, and the all-consuming descent into madness that comes with conspiracy and […]

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
Adventure

Richard Ayoade & Rupert Friend Added To Wes Anderson’s ‘Henry Sugar’ Adaptation

When it comes to Wes Anderson and his star-studded casts, bigger is always better. According to a Deadline exclusive, Rupert Friend and Richard Ayoade are now the latest leading lads to join the eccentric director’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. Previous casting announcements for the Netflix original film have seen […]

Richard Ayoade & Rupert Friend Added To Wes Anderson’s ‘Henry Sugar’ Adaptation
Comedy

All Creatures Great And Small to continue for another two seasons

Channel 5 in the UK and Masterpiece in the US have announced the new version of All Creatures Great And Small has been commissioned for a third and fourth season. The show, which stars Nicholas Ralph, Samuel West and Rachel Shenton, has proven to be a ratings hit in the UK, with the first season […]

All Creatures Great And Small to continue for another two seasons
Crime

Nightmare Alley

A swing and a miss this boring noir drama is brimming with quality visuals and A list talent. Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara, and Cate Blanchett put the story through its paces and make it watchable to a point, but it is a hard watch.

Nightmare Alley

Comedy

Don’t Look Up (2021)

A hilariously satirical disaster epic that pokes fun at the media, government incompetence, and capitalist excess. Don’t Look Up is a satirical, science-fiction disaster movie where two scientists discover a comet, a “planet killer”, that will directly hit Earth and destroy all of human civilization. Their efforts to warn and save humanity are hindered by politics, […]

Don’t Look Up (2021)
Drama

Dear Jane Campion,

Benedict Cumberbatch has an excellent shot at an Oscar nomination/win. I wanted to thank you for adapting Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel and directing The Power of the Dog (2021). Your films feel like good books that beg to be analyzed. Take The Piano (1993), for instance, your signature film for the past thirty years. I […]

Dear Jane Campion,

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