Monday, January 1st, 2018

2017 Top-5 Films

 
2017 was a year when I didn’t see as many movies as the previous years. There are some great films that I missed, but of all the ones that I …


Friday, December 29th, 2017

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

 
Many films that I grew up with have started to be reborn or sequel-ised. I want to protect the memory and the sentiments that I carried from the original films. …


Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Just to be sure (Ôtez-moi d’un doute)

 
In the tradition of love stories with crisscrossing characters, Just to be sure (Ôtez-moi d’un doute) is the latest newcomer from France. The movie, directed by Carine Tardieu tells a story of Erwan …


Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Only the Brave

 
I received an offer to attend the advanced screening of Only the Brave today (it will be out in Australia on November 30, 2017). I deliberately avoided any synopsis or articles that …


Saturday, November 11th, 2017

The Death of Stalin

 
I only picked two movies from 2017 Cunard British Film Festival, and of the two,  I really looked forward to The Death of Stalin.  This film is directed by Armando Iannucci , the …


Sunday, October 29th, 2017

On Chesil Beach

 
When I received the brochure for the Cunard British Film Festival 2017, one title jumped at me: On Chesil Beach. I remember buying the book when it was released in 2007, …


Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Brigsby Bear

 
What happens if you’re kidnapped as a child, and that the method used to educate you by your captors ends up bewitching you and consuming you to your adult life?
This …


Saturday, October 14th, 2017

The Cakemaker (Der Kuchenmacher)

 
At the end of a very satisfying Adelaide Film Festival, I watched The Cakemaker (Der Kuchenmacher) – a German-Israeli co-production, directed by Ofir Raul Graizer. The Cakemaker tells a story of Thomas (Tim …


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 …