In the Tall Grass (2019) English Movie Short Review

Sadly another of Netflix horror flicks that simply didn’t work for me, Vincenzo Natali’s ‘In the Tall Grass’ had all the makings of a supernatural horror thriller, but fails to live up to the book that inspired it. It does start off interesting but the script gets increasingly weedy, as the leading pair ventures out into the grass land before them. Continue reading “In the Tall Grass (2019) English Movie Short Review”

Backcountry (2014) English Movie Short Review

Adam MacDonald’s ‘Backcountry’ rises well above the stature of a typical nature-survival horror film in that it employs several strategic ploys that would help maintain an atmosphere of terror. What is surprising is that the film has much less footage of the animal in action and yet emerges as one of the best films that has come out in the category. Continue reading “Backcountry (2014) English Movie Short Review”

Miracle in Cell No 7 (2019) Turkish Movie Short Review

I have been hearing a lot about the 2013 Korean film ‘Miracle in Cell No. 7’, but had never really got around to watching it. Which is why when Netlfix announced that they had the 2019 Turkish remake of the same, I jumped at it without a second thought, and yes, the efforts I should say have been nothing short of rewarding. Continue reading “Miracle in Cell No 7 (2019) Turkish Movie Short Review”

Strong Island (2017) English Documentary Short Review

How does it feel to have someone whom you hold close to your heart snatched away only to be brutally murdered? How does it feel to think of the pain that he must have possibly endured while being shot and struggling for life? How does life feel after he is gone, leaving behind an irrevocable vacuum, reminding you every day that life will never be the same again? Continue reading “Strong Island (2017) English Documentary Short Review”

Chasing Coral (2017) English Documentary Short Review

The best thing about the lockdown has been the discovery of a series of documentary gems that are available all over the internet, and Netflix’s ‘Chasing Coral’ is the latest addition to my favourite list. Corals have always remained a fascinating subject not just to marine biologists and underwater photographers, but also to novices like me who had quit reading biology ever since high school. Continue reading “Chasing Coral (2017) English Documentary Short Review”

Amanda Knox (2016) English Documentary Short Review

Perugia, the quaint little Italian town, forms the setting as much for the film (directed by  Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn) as it is for the ‘nightmare’ that Amanda Knox, in her own words endured in Italy, being a barely twenty year old young woman, who was convicted and later acquitted on charges of having allegedly murdered her roommate Meredith Ketcher. Continue reading “Amanda Knox (2016) English Documentary Short Review”