Category Archive: 2016

THE SALESMAN (Forushande) [2016]

Originally written for: Directed and Written by Asghar Farhadi Starring: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi Fresh off winning an Oscar for best foreign film (why these films can’t be considered for ‘Best… Continue reading

ROAD TO THE WELL [2016]

Originally written for: Directed by Jon Cvack Written by Jon Cvack Starring:  Micah Parker, Rosalie McIntire, Laurence Fuller Made with peanuts and shoelaces, Jon Cvack has created a rare film in Road To… Continue reading

HEADSHOT [2016]

Directed by Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto Written by Timo Tjahjanto Starring: Iko Uwais, Ganindra Bimo, Julie Estelle, David Hendrawan, Sunny Pang If you are simply looking for some bloody action, you have come to… Continue reading

MOONLIGHT [2016]

Directed by Barry Jenkins Written by Barry Jenkins (screenplay), Tarell Alvin McCraney (story by) Starring: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson, Alex R. Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, André Holland Moonlight is incredibly touching, ruminating… Continue reading

PATERSON [2016]

Directed by Jim Jarmusch Written by Jim Jarmusch Starring: Pretentious. Condescending. Slow. Boring. Uneventful. Pointless. I’m sure all of these colourful words are being used to describe this film my many people, and… Continue reading

ELLE [2016]

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven Written by: Philippe Djian (based on the novel by), David Birke (screenplay) Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling An extremely unique spin on films involving rape,… Continue reading

I, DANIEL BLAKE [2016]

Directed by Ken Loach Written by Paul Laverty (screenplay) Starring: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy This incredibly poignant film, while commenting on the UK welfare system specifically, surely will touch most Western… Continue reading

YOUR NAME (Kimi no na wa) [2016]

Directed by Makoto Shinkai Written by Clark Cheng (English script), Makoto Shinkai (novel) Starring: Michael Sinterniklaas, Stephanie Sheh, Kyle Hebert (English) A breath-taking experience to witness on the big screen, it comes as… Continue reading

UNDER THE SHADOW [2016]

Directed by Babak Anvari Written by Babak Anvari Starring: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi A revolution often causes more problems that it resolves, and considering the eight year war that took place… Continue reading

ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING [2016]

Directed by Andrew Dominik Starring: Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Awkwardly paced at times but brilliantly shot in black and white (using a 3D black and white camera,… Continue reading