Category: 2018

MUTE [2018]

Mute takes an old noir concept and throws in into a tumble drier. The basic plot is one we all know: Leo loves woman, woman disappears, Leo looks for woman. Easy enough, but not in the dystopian world of Berlin, where the criminal network… Continue Reading “MUTE [2018]”

HOT DOCS: ARTEMIO [2018]

Originally written for Cinemaaxis.com Artemio manages to both be an incredibly natural feeling documentary, one where the fourth wall is rarely if ever broken, and a film that fails to deliver the message intended. A running time of under fifty minutes doesn’t help this… Continue Reading “HOT DOCS: ARTEMIO [2018]”

HOT DOCS: GURRUMUL [2018]

Originally written for Cinemaaxis.com Music is a universal language. The art of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, born blind, is more than music; his voice speaks to everyone despite the language barrier, it transcends everything in order for him to sing about his culture, his life… Continue Reading “HOT DOCS: GURRUMUL [2018]”

HOT DOCS: LOVE, SCOTT [2018]

An incredible story that is hard not to be moved by, Love, Scott is a raw look into the life of Scott Jones who was attacked because of his sexual orientation and consequently paralysed from the waist down. Laura Marie Wayne constructs a unique… Continue Reading “HOT DOCS: LOVE, SCOTT [2018]”

HOT DOCS: THE ACCOUNTANT OF AUSCHWITZ [2018]

Originally written for Cinemaaxis.com The Accountant of Auschwitz is a well executed, eye-opening documentary. Oskar Gröning was a Nazi soldier whose job was to take the possessions of all the prisoners that were being sent to Auschwitz. He was also known as the ‘bookkeeper’,… Continue Reading “HOT DOCS: THE ACCOUNTANT OF AUSCHWITZ [2018]”

ISLE OF DOGS [2018]

Wes Anderson has a unique ability to create fictional universes, an alteration of our society, and his most recent output is certainly no exception. Based in Tokyo, the film amusingly introduces us to a world where dogs roamed wild, then were tamed as pets,… Continue Reading “ISLE OF DOGS [2018]”

A QUIET PLACE [2018]

A Quiet Place features an interesting concept that is executed in an below average fashion. Far below, like falling down a well. I like quiet movies, but this is taking the idea a little too far and results in an almost awkward feeling in… Continue Reading “A QUIET PLACE [2018]”

ANNIHILATION [2018]

Alex Garland’s second directorial effort again lands itself in the science-fiction genre, though this time around it is not as easy to explain. The synopsis for the film doesn’t show any of its cards, simply stating that, “A biologist signs up for a dangerous,… Continue Reading “ANNIHILATION [2018]”

DRUNKEN REVIEWS: RED SPARROW [2018]

While it is no The Room – though nothing will ever come close to that – this is certainly a movie that is hard not to laugh if watching from a bare but nonetheless present critical viewpoint. Based in the era of the Cold… Continue Reading “DRUNKEN REVIEWS: RED SPARROW [2018]”

DRUNKEN REVIEWS: BLACK PANTHER [2018]

Taking its cue from Logan, Deadpool and Thor, Marvel have again created a film that is in no way generic, as in, it is not user-friendly trite like most of Marvel’s recent films. They are lame and uninspired, with no stakes on the line,… Continue Reading “DRUNKEN REVIEWS: BLACK PANTHER [2018]”

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