Category: 2019

WEATHERING WITH YOU (Tenki no ko) [2019]

A young high school student, Hodaka Morishima, is running away from school and is heading to Tokyo. His trip nearly ends in disaster as he his thrown off the ferry by abnormal, powerful rainstorms that have been pummelling Tokyo without end in an unprecedented… Continue Reading “WEATHERING WITH YOU (Tenki no ko) [2019]”

JOKER [2019]

A breath of fresh air after Marvel’s onslaught of movies that all looked, felt and sounded the same, and also DC’s rather lacklustre efforts all-round, Joker is a dark, twisted and unsettling character study of a neglected, abused and very sick man who, obviously, slowly… Continue Reading “JOKER [2019]”

TIFF 2019: NOBADI

As always, many thanks to Courtney of Cinemaaxis.com. What initially seems like potential commentary on Middle-Eastern immigrants flocking to Europe transforms into a dark chamber piece, using the aforementioned construct to initiate a chance meeting between two people who have nothing in common, but… Continue Reading “TIFF 2019: NOBADI”

TIFF 2019: THIS IS NOT A MOVIE

As always, many thanks to Courtney of Cinemaaxis.com. The English foreign correspondent/journalist Robert Fisk, as well as his body of work, is the subject of this riveting documentary that covers his career of incredibly brave reporting from the most dangerous areas in the world.… Continue Reading “TIFF 2019: THIS IS NOT A MOVIE”

TIFF 2019: LOVE ME TENDER

As always, many thanks to Courtney of Cinemaaxis.com. Still living with her parents, Seconda hasn’t left the house in nine months. After her mother dies in front of her eyes, her father taking flight soon after, she is thrust into a situation that she… Continue Reading “TIFF 2019: LOVE ME TENDER”

TIFF 2019: RAF

As always, many thanks to Courtney of Cinemaaxis.com. A coming-of-age story with definitive art-house qualities, protagonist Raf is clearly intelligent and creative, a girl in her mid-twenties who is trapped by her lack of confidence and severe inability to be assertive. That is, until… Continue Reading “TIFF 2019: RAF”

IT: CHAPTER 2 [2019]

Pennywise is back, brutally killing a gay man after a violent, homophobic encounter (apparently a ‘controversial’ inclusion according to clickbait experts) in the opening moments, announcing his return from hibernation. Mike soon pieces together other incidents in the area and calls his old friends… Continue Reading “IT: CHAPTER 2 [2019]”

I AM MOTHER [2019]

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a typical Netflix produced film. It is an Australian film that required a lot of effort to be made possible, and luckily it was seen by the right people at a film festival and is now a ‘Netflix’ production,… Continue Reading “I AM MOTHER [2019]”

DOGMAN [2018]

In a small, run-down Italian village, dog lover and groomer Marcello (Marcello Fonte) owns a business named Dogman, where he tends to various breeds big and small. Living behind his workspace, he supports his struggling business by discreetly selling cocaine. This side business inevitably… Continue Reading “DOGMAN [2018]”

Hot Docs 2019: Assholes: A Theory

Originally written for Cinemaaxis.com A quirky and unique documentary with its tongue firmly in cheek (solidified by the presence of John Cleese), Assholes: A Theory is quite literally a study of the personality trait of being an asshole. Starting with social spaces and workplaces, the film branches… Continue Reading “Hot Docs 2019: Assholes: A Theory”

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