Ghosts and fractured memories roam freely in this sprawling, two-part saga that tugs on the strings of time itself. We follow Hongwu Luo, a quiet, unassuming man who is looking for a lost lover and a lost friend. Puzzles pile upon puzzles in this… Continue Reading “LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (DI QIU ZUI HOU DE YE WAN) ”
As always, many thanks to Courtney of Cinemaaxis.com. This story may revolve around Catholicism and its traditions and beliefs, but the film transcends this framework and, incredibly, manages to avoid any political bias. The airtight script creates a consistent, relaxed tone: the chemistry between… Continue Reading “THE TWO POPES ”
There are several strands that make up In Fabric, some making perfect sense, others incredibly disturbing – the film uses nightmare logic, where the opposite of what makes sense is exactly what happens. To begin however, the world we see looks quite normal. A… Continue Reading “IN FABRIC ”
Writer/director Alejandro Landes dives head first into the disturbingly real world issue of child soldiers, a subject that hasn’t been seen too often in cinema and it’s easy to see why given how confronting Monos is. Rather than creating any sort of clear narrative… Continue Reading “MONOS ”
Noah Baumbach returns to the subject of divorce after first exploring the premise in The Squid and the Whale (2005), albeit from a different perspective both within the film and himself as a writer. His new offering centres around a couple who are on… Continue Reading “MARRIAGE STORY ”
PART I PART II PART III Stupidly, I forgot to post this before I went on a holiday. Well, I say holiday, in reality I didn’t leave the state. But any 10-day vacation away from the ghetto I live in is a holiday in… Continue Reading “JOKER  – FINAL THOUGHTS”
The second half of this year has seen Netflix firmly establish itself as a home for quality independent films as well as larger picture’s such as Scorsese’s The Irishman or The Coen Bothers last film. I Lost My Body is an art-house animated… Continue Reading “I LOST MY BODY (J’ai perdu mon corps) ”
Knives Out is a gleefully silly game of Cluedo that revels in its absurdity, never taking itself seriously, asking us to play along in Rian Johnson’s funny whodunnit tale, Johnson’s love-letter to Agatha Christie. The central characters are brilliant, all sensationalised in this light-hearted,… Continue Reading “KNIVES OUT ”
PART ONE PART TWO Arthur Fleck: “For my whole life, I didn’t know if I even existed” The Joker: “I don’t believe in anything” While there are other moments, these two lines are the clearest in presenting the nihilistic streak of Arthur’s personality, long… Continue Reading “JOKER  – ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS AND INTERPRETATIONS (PT.3)”
PART ONE Early in the film, it isn’t hard to picture Arthur as a harmless mother’s boy, albeit a little nuts of course. “I’m not supposed to have a gun” is his hushed response when he is given a gun ‘for protection’ by his… Continue Reading “JOKER  – ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS AND INTERPRETATIONS (PT.2)”
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