THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (Toivon tuolla puolen) [2017]

An interesting take on the refugee crisis that is sweeping Europe, this Finnish film manages to insert deadpan comedy within a complex drama about a man who has made it to Finland from… Continue reading

TULLY [2018]

Tully is a very real, heavy film that, with some unique humour, creates a unique experience. We first meet the heavily pregnant mother Marlo, an almost unrecognisable Charlize Theron, as she is quite… Continue reading

DEADPOOL 2 [2018]

Much like the first film, Deadpool 2 plays with time-lines, a lover of Wade, Ryan Reynolds narrating in a semi-amusing way, the occasional break of the fourth wall. At least the latter doesn’t… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

JOURNEY’S END [2017]

Originally written for Cinemaaxis.com Trench warfare has rarely been depicted in such a rough, emotional and visceral way. World War II seems to be the popular choice for war films, that or the… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading