And quite by chance I come across this gem of a tiny movie on Netflix, titled ‘The End of the Tour’, wherein two young men in their thirties – David Foster Wallace, much acclaimed writer and David Lipsky of the Rolling Stone – engage in some brilliant, revelatory conversations as to what it means to be a writer, to be famous, and above all, to be human. Continue reading “The End of the Tour (2015) English Movie Short Review”
A bearded, sombre looking Colin Farrell plays a cardiac surgeon in Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ – Dr. Steven Murphy – who befriends a young teen named Martin, for reasons best known to the two. As Martin inches his way closer to the doctor’s family and starts treading and trampling ever so softly on his life, a concerned Anna (Nicole Kidman), Steven’s wife, insists that she knows what it is that binds the man and the boy together. Continue reading “The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) English Movie Short Review”
A mute cleaning woman falls in love with an amphibious creature of human proportions that she runs into at a high security government laboratory. She feeds it eggs and music, before deciding to ship it out of the ghastly tank where it lies chained, awaiting a future that appears a bit too bleak. Continue reading “The Shape of Water (2017) English Movie Short Review”
There is little that seventeen year old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) doesn’t know about, as Oliver (Arnie Hammer), a much older American graduate student who has arrived to spend the summer of ’83 in Italy, amusedly discovers. Elio takes upon himself the task of showing an all too independent Oliver around, and as the summer wears on, the two men find themselves falling inseparably in love. Continue reading “Call Me by Your Name (2017) English Movie Short Review”
John Hillcoat’s post-apocalyptic thriller throws a nameless man (Viggo Mortensen) and his son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) onto the road, along which they trudge on, with supplies getting shorter by each passing day. The coast is what they are on the lookout for, where the father hopes it would be warmer. Continue reading “The Road (2009) English Movie Short Review”
The premise of Trey Edward Shults’ ‘It Comes at Night’ reeks of a familiar dread, and the post-apocalyptic setting sees a family of three – father, mother and son – holed up in a house somewhere deep in the forests, where they await an intruder breaching into their peace any moment. Continue reading “It Comes at Night (2017) English Movie Short Review”
‘Quiz Show’ (1994) should very easily qualify as Robert Redford’s most enterprising directorial venture, and is a film that he would be revered and remembered for, for a very long time to come. Loosely based on the ‘Twenty One’ television scandal that rocked America in the 1950’s, it’s also a film that works wonders with its ostensibly parched material on the bewildering choices that human beings make in their lives! Continue reading “The Three Best Moments in Robert Redford’s ‘Quiz Show’”
Christopher Abbott is the man, and in Josh Mond’s critically acclaimed ‘James White’ he plays a twenty something youngster who is terrified at the way life keeps slipping through his fingers. He is ably supported by Cynthia Nixon, who plays his mother Gail White, who has been battling with cancer.
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Got aboard the star ship Avalon the other night, and Phew! Morten Tyldum’s film has Jim Preston (Chris Patt), waking a bit too early and getting out of his hibernation pod, only to realize that a whopping ninety years are left in the 120 year long journey to the planet Homestead II, where the ship is headed for. Continue reading “Passengers (2016) English Movie Short Review”
All the good words that are written about a film could mask your judgement, and when you finally sit down to take a look, sometimes you end up a bit too disappointed. Ted Geoghegan’s directorial debut is one such film, that perhaps merits a watch before the review readings. Continue reading “We Are Still Here (2015) English Movie Short Review”
They call it a ‘black and blue comedy’, and with ample reason to do so. Sandra Oh and Anne Heche star in this film directed by Onur Tukel, that captures a strange and bloody rivalry between two women that lasts a life.
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