Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Wonderstruck

 
The fourth movie in my Adelaide Film Festival  line-up is Wonderstruck. The drawcards of this movie for me are the director, Todd Haynes and the leading actress, Julianne Moore. I have only seen one …


Monday, October 9th, 2017

Loving Vincent

 
Earlier this year, my wife and I joined a walking tour around Montmartre, Paris – the guide mentioned about the apartment where Vincent and his brother Theo used to live …


Saturday, October 7th, 2017

The Lovers

 
My second movie from the Adelaide Film Festival lineup is The Lovers – directed by Azazel Jacobs; a big departure from my first selection (Human Flow). The movie is about a …


Friday, October 6th, 2017

Human Flow

 
The biannual Adelaide Film Festival is here and it’s an exciting time for movie lovers in Adelaide. I bought a pass for five movies, and I selected Human Flow as my personal …


Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Fúsi (Virgin Mountain)

 
My personal finale from the Adelaide Film Festival 2015 is Fúsi (Virgin Mountain) – a bitter-sweet drama and subtle comedy from Iceland. The film by Dagur Kári introduces us to Fúsi (Gunnar Jónsson), an awkward …


Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Babai (Father)

 

The issue of illegal migrants and the bond between father and son are the thread that binds Babai (Father) together. In this movie directed by Visar Morina, we are introduced to Gezim Berisha (Astrit …


Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

El Club (The Club)

 
El Club (The Club) carries the theme of corruption and self-preservation at the Catholic church – so after Spotlight, where you are likely to feel gut-punched, El Club leaves you feeling numb and emotionally …


Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Spotlight

 
I’ve watched many films and the more I see, the more difficult that I would get to be entertained by formulaic rom-com movies – and similarly, the fewer punches that …


Friday, October 16th, 2015

Louder than Bombs

 
It’s such a great time of the year when the Adelaide Film Festival is on: a variety of movies that usually don’t make it to our screens, are made available for …


Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Honey (Bal)

 
Watching Honey (Bal) is like watching a chef who is making a simple and yet quite difficult dish. He is very deliberate with his actions and he is taking his …