Category: 2014

REMINISCING ON GOOD OL’ DAYS: THE ALMIGHTY SHITFEST! –UNFRIENDED [2014]–

Because I can’t seem to write for shit at the moment, here is a…. ‘review’ that I am sure won’t be for everyone. It was part of our dearly beloved and departed Shitfest, specifically the Summer of ’15 which featured my only entry into… Continue Reading “REMINISCING ON GOOD OL’ DAYS: THE ALMIGHTY SHITFEST! –UNFRIENDED [2014]–”

HALLOWEEN IS HERE!: BLOOD PUNCH [2014]

Directed by Madellaine Paxson Written by Eddie Guzelian Starring: Milo Cawthorne, Olivia Tennet, Ari Boyland Blood Punch is a nice blend of horror and dark comedy… and romance, as the story revolves around a dangerous love-triangle. The plot seems simple enough, but this film… Continue Reading “HALLOWEEN IS HERE!: BLOOD PUNCH [2014]”

THE DARK VALLEY (Das finstere Tal) [2014]

Directed by Andreas Prochaska Written by Martin Ambrosch (screenplay), Andreas Prochaska (screenplay), Thomas Willmann (novel) Starring: Sam Riley, Tobias Moretti, Paula Beer This Austrian film played last year at a German film festival, but stupidly I was too lazy to go out and catch… Continue Reading “THE DARK VALLEY (Das finstere Tal) [2014]”

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 film, which oddly enough can be compared to this film in… Continue Reading “THE BLUE ROOM (La chambre bleue) [2014]”

LOVE AND MERCY [2014]

Directed by Bill Pohlad Written by Oren Moverman, Michael A. Lerner, Starring: John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti Is madness the key to genius? While history often tries its best to say otherwise, I don’t believe the notion for a second. For… Continue Reading “LOVE AND MERCY [2014]”

WHITE GOD (Fehér isten) [2014]

Directed by Kornél Mundruczó   Written by  Kornél Mundruczó, Viktória Petrányi, Kata Wéber   Starring: Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Horváth, the dogs Body and Luke 13-year-old Lili is separated from her mother at the beginning of the movie. We aren’t told why, but… Continue Reading “WHITE GOD (Fehér isten) [2014]”

THE DARK HORSE [2014]

Directed and Written by James Napier Robertson Starring: Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance, Miriama McDowell, James Napier Robertson, Wayne Hapi This unique coming-of-age tale came from New Zealand last year. I missed it at the cinemas but bought it as soon as it… Continue Reading “THE DARK HORSE [2014]”

AFF: A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE [2014]

Originally written for: This is perhaps the first movie where I read article upon article describing a director’s style for months before I was finally able to watch this latest effort at the Adelaide Film Festival. Having read so much about director Roy Andersson,… Continue Reading “AFF: A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE [2014]”

KILLSWITCH [2014]

Originally written for: Directed by Ali Akbarzadeh, Written by Ali Akbarzadeh and Christopher Dollar Starring: Lawrence Lessig, Tim Wu, Peter Ludlow The concept of ‘net neutrality’ was something I had heard mentioned a few times, but had no idea of the meaning. It seemed… Continue Reading “KILLSWITCH [2014]”

KITE [2014]

Originally written for: Directed by Ralph Ziman, Written by Yasuomi Umetsu (original anime), Brian Cox (screenplay)   Starring: India Eisley, Jaco Muller, Annabel Linder, Samuel L. Jackson From the opening scenes the world of South Africa, through this movie’s tinted glasses, is presented to us… Continue Reading “KITE [2014]”

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