FILM: “The Queen of Versailles” – Documentary

“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”

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…………..”

Calibre (2018) – A Thriller and True Test of Friendship and Loyalty

Calibre is a British Independent gem directed by Matt Palmer. The film starts off as a simple bonding holiday between two long time friends and ends up as a gripping thriller where the sense of isolation becomes overwhelming as edge of the seat twists and turns come thick and fast which leave the two mainContinue reading “Calibre (2018) – A Thriller and True Test of Friendship and Loyalty”

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’”

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””

‘Les Misérables’ (2019) – Tension in the Banlieues

‘Les Misérables’ is a 2019 documentary like urban contemporary drama set in the heart of the beating pulse of Paris. The film was directed by Ladj Ly and is a searing observation of racism, class and social division. The story is based on a real life incident and is set after the 2018 World CupContinue reading “‘Les Misérables’ (2019) – Tension in the Banlieues”

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 ….”

Survival of the Fittest – “Animal Kingdom”

An incredible Australian film about the criminal underworld of Melbourne. Absolutely riveting and powerful…… Animal Kingdom tells of the ties that bind in an Australian gangland family in Melbourne. The old adage is that you dont choose your family rings true in this absolutely brilliant film. When 17 year Josh (James Frecheville) is left asContinue reading “Survival of the Fittest – “Animal Kingdom””

“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.