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 Paolo Genovese Written by Filippo Bologna (screenplay), Paolo Costella (screenplay) Starring: Giuseppe Battiston, Anna Foglietta, Marco Giallini As we move forward as a society, it is no secret that technology is slowly bridging the gap between private and public personal information. Just… Continue Reading “PERFECT STRANGERS (Perfetti sconosciuti) ”
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) ”
Directed by Babak Anvari Written by Babak Anvari Starring: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi A revolution often causes more problems that it resolves, and considering the eight year war that took place after the 1979 Iranian revolution, not to mention the reasons behind… Continue Reading “UNDER THE SHADOW ”
Directed by David Mackenzie Written by Taylor Sheridan (screenplay) Starring: Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham Shout out to Tom over at digitalshortbread for putting this on my radar months ago. It finally hit our cinemas last month, and after… Continue Reading “HELL OR HIGH WATER ”
Directed by Tom Ford Written by Tom Ford (screenplay), Austin Wright (novel “Tony and Susan”) Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon Given his background, director Tom Ford’s second film is surprising in that it is not a case of style over substance –… Continue Reading “NOCTURNAL ANIMALS ”
Directed by Denis Villeneuve Written by Eric Heisserer (screenplauy), Ted Chiang (based on the story “Story of Your Life”) Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker Denis Villeneuve continues to show his skill and virtuosity with another film far removed from his last, and… Continue Reading “ARRIVAL ”
Directed by Mel Gibson Written by Andrew Knight (screenplay), Robert Schenkkan (screenplay) Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey The movie sets the tone by beginning with a fiery scene, in which we see destruction and mayhem on the battlefield. Our main character Desmond… Continue Reading “HACKSAW RIDGE ”
Directed by David F. Sandberg Written by Eric Heisserer (screenplay), David F. Sandberg (short film) Starring: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Maria Bello, Alexander DiPersia, Billy Burke, Alicia Vela-Bailey I am mad at myself for skipping this one at the cinemas. I had read about… Continue Reading “HALLOWEEN IS HERE!: LIGHTS OUT ”
Directed by Fede Alvarez Written by Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues Starring: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, Emma Bercovici Following the first scene, which is a risky move as it shows us a situation from near the end of the film at… Continue Reading “HALLOWEEN IS HERE!: DON’T BREATHE ”
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