“The Queen of Versailles” directed by Lauren Greenfield, is the new acclaimed documentary about the harsh new economic times that are engulfing the world. It follows the lives of the billionaire businessman, David A Siegel (Owner of Westgate Resorts) and his wife, Jackie and their family as they ambitiously attempt to build one of theContinue reading “FILM: “The Queen of Versailles” – Documentary”
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FILM: “Before Midnight” Vienna, Paris….Greece…………..
“Before Midnight”, was the long awaited final piece to the engaging and captivating trilogy directed by Richard Linklater.The film is set in yet another far flung and exotic location, namely Greece. The storyline picked up nine years later (After “Before Sunset”) in Greece with Jesse (Hawke) and Celine (Delpy) who now have twin children. OverContinue reading “FILM: “Before Midnight” Vienna, Paris….Greece…………..”
Film Review – ‘Night On Earth’
Night on earth is a classic cult comedy / drama where the small dramas of everyday life make for great film making and viewing. The film was directed the acclaimed auteur, Jim Jarmusch. The beauty of this film is that it is set across the world on one night and is five separate stories involvingContinue reading “Film Review – ‘Night On Earth’”
Snowtown (2011) – The Dark Side of Down Under…..
Another film dealing with the concept of misplaced loyalty which created a huge buzz is “Snowtown”. Based on a true story, this Australian Independent piece has garnered critical acclaim all around the world through word of mouth and its gritty dark nature and subject. “Snowtown” deals with the true story of one of Australia’s mostContinue reading “Snowtown (2011) – The Dark Side of Down Under…..”
Littlerock – Lost in Translation (And Love) in Reverse……
Directed by Mike Ott, “Littlerock” tells of cross cultural confusion, isolation and how simply someone can quickly come into your life and just as fast disappear yet leave a huge impact. The simple story tells of (Rintaro Sawamoto) and Atsuko (Atsuko Okatsuka), a brother and sister combination traveling across the United States and end up inContinue reading “Littlerock – Lost in Translation (And Love) in Reverse……”
We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011) – “Nature versus Nurture”
One of the most talked about films of the past two decades, “We Need to Talk About Kevin” has finally been released to great acclaim and buzz around the world. Based on the hit book by Lionel Shriver, the film features one mother’s torment and guilt when her son commits an awful crime beyond the boundariesContinue reading “We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011) – “Nature versus Nurture””
The Films of Terrence Malick ….
Terrence Malick is a cinematic genius and here are some of his most famous films from the last few decade. His latest film is the World War 2 film, “A Hidden Life” which tells the true story of Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II. The film hasContinue reading “The Films of Terrence Malick ….”
“I’m Living It” – A Film that Explores Hong Kong’s Growing Homelessness Issue
“I’m Living It” explores the ‘hidden’ side of Hong Kong, far away from the bustling financial hub which people globally are familiar. The film examines Hong Kong’s inhabitants, who simply try and survive day by day, in one of the most expensive cities in the world and who have fallen below the poverty line inContinue reading ““I’m Living It” – A Film that Explores Hong Kong’s Growing Homelessness Issue”
“Monsoon” – Searching for a Sense of Belonging
The new film “Monsoon” features Henry Golding and discusses the themes of identity and longing for a sense of belonging. The story features, Kit, a British Vietnamese man, who returns to Saigon, Vietnam for the first time in over 30 years, after fleeing during the vietnam war.
You Must Watch…’MoneyBall’ – A Film which combines Sports and Business
Brad Pitt’s latest film “Moneyball” focuses on the financial divide which exists in professional sports; in this instance, baseball. The film (from the excellent book by M. Lewis) covers the true story of the 2002 Oakland Athletics (Major League baseball), their then general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) and how he revolutionized the game after beingContinue reading “You Must Watch…’MoneyBall’ – A Film which combines Sports and Business”