Monthly Archive: May, 2016

BLINDSIDED BY EIGHT AND A HALF [1963]

When I first watched this film, I did not follow and was lost. It seemed like a disjointed mess that made no narrative sense, culminating in the ending, which I had to rewind… Continue reading

THE NICE GUYS [2016]

Directed by Shane Black Written by Shane Black, Anthony Bagarozzi Starring: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Keith David Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe share excellent chemistry in this… Continue reading

HIGHLY STRUNG [2015]

Directed by Scott Hicks Written by Scott Hicks Highly Strung takes a deep dive into the world of stringed instruments, those who play them, and those who put all their effort in creating… Continue reading

WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT [2016]

Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa Written by Robert Carlock (screenplay), Kim Barker (book) Starring: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, Christopher Abbott, Billy Bob Thornton I was sceptical about this… Continue reading

HIGH-RISE [2015]

Directed by Ben Wheatley Written by J.G. Ballard (novel), Amy Jump Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise has drawn a very mixed reaction from fans… Continue reading

LOVE [2015]

Originally written for: Directed by Gaspar Noé Written by Gaspar Noé Starring: Aomi Muyock, Karl Glusman, Klara Kristin Master provocateur Gaspar Noé was sure to let the world be aware that he wasn’t… Continue reading

THE BLUE ROOM (La chambre bleue) [2014]

Originally written for: Directed by Mathieu Amalric Written by Stéphanie Cléau (screenplay), Mathieu Amalric (screenplay), Georges Simenon (novel) Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau I first saw Matthieu Amalric in Roman Polanski’s last… Continue reading

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR [2016]

Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Written by Christopher Markus (screenplay), Stephen McFeely (screenplay) Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul… Continue reading

MIA MADRE (MY MOTHER) [2015]

Directed by Nanni Moretti Written by Nanni Moretti, Valia Santella, Gaia Manzini, Chiara Valerio Starring: Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Giulia Lazzarini, Nanni Moretti *This is dedicated to my beautiful mother. Happy mother’s day,… Continue reading

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL [2016]

Directed by Jeff Nichols Written by Jeff Nichols Starring: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Jaeden Lieberher, Adam Driver As ever, the rock I live under casts quite the shadow as yet another… Continue reading