Private Life (2018) English Movie Short Review

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It’s literally impossible to merely look at Tamara Jenkin’s ‘Private Life’ as a poignant, yet hilarious account of a couple striving hard to start a family, late starters though they seem to be. ‘Private Life’ is much, much more, and presents a vivid dissection of a relationship that is stretched and strained in all possible ways before they get to see each other for what they truly are. Continue reading “Private Life (2018) English Movie Short Review”

Capernaum (2018) Arabic Movie Short Review

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Nadine Labaki’s ‘Capernaun’ is  a one-of-a-kind film set in the slums of Beirut, where a twelve year old boy named Zain, serving a five year sentence at the Roumieh Prison sues his parents for having ‘brought him into the world’. A tale of infancy robbed of all its innocence, ‘Capernaum’ is a harrowing film that dwells on the injustice meted out to hundreds of thousands of deprived children across the world. Continue reading “Capernaum (2018) Arabic Movie Short Review”

The Boy who Harnessed the Wind (2019) English Movie Short Review

The Boy who Harnessed the Wind English Movie Short Review
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In a government storage house in Malawi, a thirteen year old boy sits with a hard earned bag of grain held close, as a not so lucky and extremely perilous mob that has gathered outside threatens to smash down the doors and barge in. The guards have no other option but to throw open the doors and instruct the ones inside to run for their lives when they do. Continue reading “The Boy who Harnessed the Wind (2019) English Movie Short Review”

The End of the Tour (2015) English Movie Short Review

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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”

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) 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”

Call Me by Your Name (2017) English Movie Short Review

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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”

Spoor (2017) Polish Movie Short Review

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Duszejko (Agnieska Mandat), without a first name is what the woman protagonist in Agnieszka Holland’s film ‘Spoor’ calls herself, and would prefer others to address her as; a quaint old woman who has taken to teaching English to school children in a lonesome mountain village in the Klodzko Valley in Poland. She used to build bridges once, we are told, hinting of a former career in engineering. Holland sets her film going with the sudden disappearance of Duszejko’s pet dogs, who never return after wandering off on a routine morning stroll with her.   Continue reading “Spoor (2017) Polish Movie Short Review”

Final Portrait (2017) English Movie Short Review

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Stanley Tucci’s film is set in Paris in 1964 , where during an encounter, the renowned Swiss painter Alberto Giacometti requests the American art critic and connoisseur James Lord to pose for a portrait. Quite taken aback and honoured by the artist’s design, Lord readily agrees, only to discover that the artist’s final portrait might take much longer to emerge on the canvas than he had originally expected it to. Continue reading “Final Portrait (2017) English Movie Short Review”