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 could label this a political thriller for lack of a better… Continue Reading “SMOKE AND MIRRORS/MAN WITH A THOUSAND FACES (El hombre de las mil caras) ”
Directed by: Gore Verbinski Writers: Justin Haythe, Gore Verbinski Stars: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Ivo Nandi, Harry Groener A fantastic idea and concept can be found within this confused film that is filled with many superb moments, only to be matched by almost as… Continue Reading “A CURE FOR WELLNESS ”
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 Picture’ is a frustration best kept for another time), The Salesman… Continue Reading “THE SALESMAN (Forushande) ”
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 The Well: A low-budget indie where you would be hard pressed… Continue Reading “ROAD TO THE WELL ”
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 the right place. A simple story involves Ishmael washing up on… Continue Reading “HEADSHOT ”
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 on subjects that haven’t been explored in depth before – specifically,… Continue Reading “MOONLIGHT ”
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 while some of them may be true, does it mean that… Continue Reading “PATERSON ”
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, Paul Verhoeven has crafted a rather unforgettable experience, thanks to a… Continue Reading “ELLE ”
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 audiences while giving them something to chuckle about. The sense of… Continue Reading “I, DANIEL BLAKE ”
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 no surprise that Japanese director Makoto Shinkai is receiving some comparisons… Continue Reading “YOUR NAME (Kimi no na wa) ”
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