SALYUT-7 [2017]

Salyut-7 is successful in taking creative license to re-enact one of the biggest events to occur in the world of outer space, and while Russians watching the film may know how it ends,… Continue reading

SWEET COUNTRY [2017]

In what could be labelled as an Outback Western, Warwick Thornton’s second foray into directing after making a splash with Samson and Delilah in 2009- another film revolving around Aboriginal struggles- is again… Continue reading

THE 15:19 TO PARIS [2018]

After American Sniper– a true story about a man who is known primarily for the high amount of people he killed on the battleground- one could be forgiven for thinking that Clint Eastwood… Continue reading

BRIGSBY BEAR [2017]

Slightly borrowing a concept from other films, this is a story founded in a world of fantasy, much like James’ favourite show, Brigsby Bear. But no one he meets has heard of his… Continue reading

THOR: RAGNAROK [2017]

2017 has seen two superhero films that I actually enjoyed. Considering that apart from The Watchmen, I’ve never enjoyed one of these films on any level, this seems quite the achievement. Even better,… Continue reading

LOGAN [2017] – AN EXERCISE IN CRITICISING MYSELF [SPOILERS]

I didn’t like this movie as much as sati would have liked, which prompted me to watch a few older X-men films, which I enjoyed surprisingly, and then this one again. Several times… Continue reading

THE SHAPE OF WATER [2017]

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro Written by: Guillermo del Toro (screenplay by), Vanessa Taylor (screenplay by) Starring: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins Surely the one of the most moving films… Continue reading

SMOKE AND MIRRORS/MAN WITH A THOUSAND FACES (El hombre de las mil caras) [2016]

Originally posted on Cinema Axis. As has been the case for a long time, money makes the world go around. The Man with Thousand Faces is a story about greed, corruption and consequences. One… Continue reading

DETROIT [2017]

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow Written by: Mark Boal Starring: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Eddie Troy,  Just a touch heavy-handed, Detroit effectively gets its rather obvious point across thanks to a sharp… Continue reading

LUCKY [2017]

Directed by: John Carroll Lynch Written by:  Logan Sparks (screenplay), Drago Sumonja (screenplay) Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston Watching Lucky not long after Harry’s passing feels like a homage to… Continue reading