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, 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 …