Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Handle With Care (Hjertestart)

 
It’s easy to be blasé about child adoption from developing countries – especially since celebrities make it so easy and effortless. In this Norwegian movie by Arild Andresen, Handle With Care …


Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Lion

 

To the cynical among us, Lion may seem to be a two-hour advert for Google Earth, and I did fear that the movie would end there. Thankfully, the scenes where it is featured …


Saturday, January 7th, 2017

La La Land

 
Yes, I’m naturally a soppy melancholic and I used to watch a lot of rom-coms and dramas, but I have moved on. I don’t like being emotionally manipulated and I …


Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

2016 Top-5 Movies

 
Although my Top-5 compilation is delayed, I don’t think I should break my own tradition that I started from 2013. So, here are my Top-5 movies for 2016. The …


Saturday, December 31st, 2016

I, Daniel Blake

 
It’s easy to judge the unemployed, the downtrodden and society weaklings when we are in a comfortable spot, with a steady stream of income and not having to rely on …


Saturday, December 24th, 2016

Hacksaw Ridge

 
Despite his talents, looks and star quality, Mel Gibson was somehow considered a persona non grata in the cinematic industry in recent years, due to his behaviours and what he said.  He …


Monday, December 12th, 2016

The Founder

 
Ever wondered who the real McDonalds were behind the massive global chain? In The Founder, the director John Lee Hancock tells the story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) weaselled his way into a …


Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Perfect Strangers (Perfetti Sconosciuti)

 
The premise of this movie is simple — can we truly live in open honesty, where all of our secrets are laid bare in the open? Knowing full well that …


Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

The Worldly Girl (La ragazza del mondo)

 
A bottled up tension tends to result in a bang once the outlet is found – which is the premise of La ragazza del mondo (The Worldly Girl). Giulia Castronovo (Sara Serraiocco) is …


Monday, September 5th, 2016

The Man Who Knew Infinity

 
“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty—a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous …