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 opening scene of Ilgar Najaf’s ‘Nar Bagi’ (Pomegranate Orchard) has a young boy reading out the letters at an eye clinic, and the doctor and the mother discovering that perhaps the boy could be color blind. Jalal (Hesen Aghayev) and his mother Sarah (Ilahe Hasanova) walk back home with this stark realization, only to find out pretty soon that the boy’s father Gabil (Semimi Farhad), who had vanished without a trace twelve years back, is finally back . Continue reading “Pomegranate Orchard (2017) Azerbaijani Movie Short Review”
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.
The streak of massive destruction and rage that runs through the six brilliant pieces that make up Damian Szifron’s ‘Wild Tales’ (Relatos Salvajes) is what makes it unlike any anthology that we have watched till date. Szifron’s film is a an amazingly exciting wreck ride that sends you spinning down dimly lit tunnels of love, revenge and pure hate.
The Hawa Mahal, where the four women in Alankrita Shrivasatava’s ‘Lipstick Under my Burkha’ reside, is as airy as it gets. Yet, behind closed doors, these women make frantic efforts to knead out the very last bit if life that is left in them, and try hard not to get stifled, strangled or choked.
To the young, death is nothing but a distant rumour.
I’m not sure whose words these are, but senility does bring along with it a hoard of maladies that redefines your perspective of the world around you. Richy KS, in his short film ‘Anuraga Gaanam Pole’ builds on a promising premise (courtesy Sanal Raj) and comes up with something immensely emotive and thoughtful, in less than eight minutes!