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…..”

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””

“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….”Dirty Pretty Things” with Amelie Tautou – The “Other” London………

London is a bustling cosmopolitan city with over ten million people in both the City of London and Greater London. It is a hive of ceaseless activity with an incredible diversity of people from all around the world. It is this cultural tapestry and blend of people which gives it such energy, hustle and bustle.  GivenContinue reading “You Must Watch….”Dirty Pretty Things” with Amelie Tautou – The “Other” London………”

You Must Watch “The Town” and Gone Baby Gone” – Journey into the Soul of Boston with Ben Affleck

Home is truly where the heart is…where a person is born and raised are quintessentially key to a person’s character, development and attitude.  The streets you walk in your youth fundamentally shape your life perception as is company you keep and the enclosed community with whom you bond. A sense of belonging and experiences inContinue reading “You Must Watch “The Town” and Gone Baby Gone” – Journey into the Soul of Boston with Ben Affleck”