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
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
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”
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
Drama

‘As in Heaven’ Review: “The Curse of Femininity”

The Toronto International Film Festival kicked off with a rocky start. However, the first films to initiate the festival were anything but disappointing. As in Heaven (Du som er i himlen), Tea Lindeburg’s directorial debut, was nothing short of an artistic dream. On a farm in the 1800s, a young 14-year-old girl named Lise (Flora […]

‘As in Heaven’ Review: “The Curse of Femininity”
Drama

TIFF 2021: “Dear Evan Hansen”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 5 out of 5. There are always moments when we think we are misunderstood, blamed and judged for something we had nothing to do with. Also, people think if we are emotional, loud and extremely cheerful or angry from the outside, we are bad and should be ignored. Evan Hansen (reprising his role […]

TIFF 2021: “Dear Evan Hansen”
Drama

TIFF 2021: “Drive My Car”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 5 out of 5. Japanese cinema is always exquisite, deep and insightful. It knows how to play with words and carefully translate them into actions. And actors? Oh boy! How marvelous they all are. If you find me exaggerating, then you probably haven’t seen “Drive My Car” yet. Yusuke and Oto are a […]

TIFF 2021: “Drive My Car”
Biography

‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’

American Crime Story is back with its third season after three years off the air. While it previously had tackled murderous subject matter, it has now gone into politics. Impeachment: American Crime Story tells the story of how the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal came to be and what followed. Based on the subject matter and […]

‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’ Ep. 1 Review

Drama

Review: “Annette”

Toward the end of Noah Baumbach’s 2019 film “Marriage Story,” Charlie, played by Adam Driver, breaks into an emotional rendition of Sondheim’s “Being Alive” from the musical “Company” while at a restaurant with friends, facing the dissolution of his marriage. It’s a beautiful scene—my favorite in the entire film, actually—and one that made me immediately […]

Review: “Annette”
Drama

Brazil: The Absurdity Of Oppression

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 8 out of 10. SPOILERS! What the hell has happened? I myself am a man strongly averse to sci-fi ever since the innocent first days of my life – and proud of it ever since. Now look at the blog: Arrival, Children of Men, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, even The Prestige! And […]

Brazil: The Absurdity Of Oppression
Biography

Worth

How much is a human life worth? As a philosophical question, it’s emotionally fraught and almost unbearable to contemplate. Can you put a dollar amount on a life? You can, actually. Uncomfortably. And people have. They do it all the time. You may even know how much yours is worth in the event of your […]

Worth

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