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 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 ”
Directed and Written by Robert Eggers Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw I feel like I can’t come up with the right words to describe this incredible movie, but I’ll try. The lingering atmosphere is executed very well from the beginning,… Continue Reading “HALLOWEEN IS HERE!: THE WITCH ”
Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit Written by Michael Dudok de Wit (story), Pascale Ferran (screenplay) The Red Turtle is a dialogue free, experimental film whose quality obviously banks heavily on its presentation; the animation and especially the soundtrack and sound effects work. As… Continue Reading “THE RED TURTLE (La tortue rouge) ”
Directed by Matt Ross Written by Matt Ross Starring: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Frank Langella, Kathryn Hahn Captain Fantastic is almost the perfect comedy, with a great variety of humour, drama, and infinitely interesting philosophical angles that make you think. It is… Continue Reading “CAPTAIN FANTASTIC (2016)”
Directed by David Ayer Written by David Ayer Starring: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman For the first time, I have been anticipating the release of a superhero movie. I love the fact that these aren’t good… Continue Reading “SUICIDE SQUAD ”
Directed by Ivan Sen Written by Ivan Sen Starring: Aaron Pedersen, Jacki Weaver, Kate Beahan, Pei-Pei Cheng, Max Cullen, Alex Russell and David Gulpilil First off, a shout out to Jason King from Salty Popcorn, his claim of this being the best western since… Continue Reading “GOLDSTONE ”
When I first watched this film, I did not follow and was lost. It seemed like a disjointed mess that made no narrative sense, culminating in the ending, which I had to rewind three times to make sure I had seen it correctly. Like… Continue Reading “BLINDSIDED BY EIGHT AND A HALF ”
Directed by Scott Hicks Written by Scott Hicks Highly Strung takes a deep dive into the world of stringed instruments, those who play them, and those who put all their effort in creating them – know as luthiers. From Adelaide to New York to… Continue Reading “HIGHLY STRUNG ”
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