Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shetty Director: Mira Nair Vibrant and large, Monsoon Wedding is the story of the events leading up to and surrounding an arranged marriage in a middle class family in India. It has a little bit of everything: romance, drama, family secrets, tears and laughter. There's quite a large cast… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Monsoon Wedding (2001)
by Hermione Flavia
I’m not always a huge fan of documentaries. I like the cinematic imagery of the bigger budget films, I’m shallow like that. But I do love the kind of insight you get into other places and lives, bigger truths, that you sometimes get in a decent documentary, as long as they’re not preaching at you. (I’m shallow like that too) What I love about Uncertain is that although it’s a documentary, it has beautiful imagery, it’s a very cinematic film. It’s very accessible and very entertaining.
Uncertain is a film about a tiny place, a small town on the border of Texas and Louisiana, with a population of only 94 people. It’s a place that often doesn’t appear on maps, and that people tend to only stumble across if they’re lost, or if they’re trying to hide or run from something. It explores the lives and stories…
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A blogging friend and I were waxing nostalgic about the best 80s action movies. Click through below for the list they wrote, it's pretty awesome! And it's a great blog, so while you're there, take a look around, and maybe follow. https://raistlin0903.wordpress.com/2017/03/14/special-features-presents-action-movies-of-the-80s/
A review of The Love Witch, that I wrote for We Make Movies On Weekends
If you’ve ever wanted to get revenge on an ex, this is the film for you.
OK, so I say that with tongue in cheek, a little bit. This is the story of a woman who just wants to find love, but her magic spells all go awry. Sound a little bit like Bewitched or Bell, Book and Candle? Well, it’s kind of like those, but when Elaine (Robinson) casts a love spell, people tend to die.
The best part about this film is that I can’t decide whether it’s incredible or awful, just that I really got a kick out of watching it. The attention to detail, the sets, costumes, the way it’s shot, this film could be from the 60’s or 70’s. It’s veins bleed retro. It often feels stylised, like the scenes in a women’s tea room, where everyone wears pink, or the opening sequences where…
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Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler Director: Kenneth Lonergan Kenneth Lonergan, the writer of Gangs Of New York and Analyze This, gets to showcase his directing chops too in this drama about a man drowning in loss, who is surprised to become the guardian of his nephew when his brother suffers from a heart… Continue reading Manchester By The Sea (2016)
Starring: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth Director: Gore Verbinski It's Shutter Island meets Crimson Peak in this psycho-thriller fantasy about a young ambitious banker Lockhart (DeHaan) who is sent to convince his company's CEO to leave the sanctuary of a spa in the Swiss Alps and return to work in NY. But when he… Continue reading Preview: A Cure For Wellness (2017)
Starring: Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D'Onofrio Director: F. Javier Gutierrez It's the movie remake/update that we never needed, and surprisingly, it's actually pretty entertaining. Most of you will remember the wave of Japanese horror US remakes that did the rounds, and how The Ring was a huge phenomenon in it's time. It's… Continue reading Rings (2017)
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaugn, Sam Worthington, Hugo Weaving, Teresa Palmer Director: Mel Gibson Mel Gibson directs this true story of a man, Desmond Doss (Garfield), who signed up to fight in WWII, but who could not carry a gun under religious principles. It's a remarkable story, as the first half we see how hard… Continue reading Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Starring: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson Director: Tate Taylor Three women who all have issues around babies, find themselves linked when Rachel (Blunt), an obsessive and alcoholic, thinks she might be involved in a missing persons case. Rachel is unable to have children, which drove her to drinking and drove her husband into the… Continue reading The Girl On The Train (2016)
Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson Director: Denzel Washington 1950's America. Troy Maxson (Washington) is a working class man, who, according to IMDB is a man trying to raise his family and come to terms with the events of his life. Viola Davis plays his wife, Rose. This is a fairly good description of… Continue reading Preview: Fences (2016)