Im Keller (In The Basement) (2014)

Im Keller sells itself as a documentary, however there’s an element of staging to it that can’t be denied. There aren’t any actors involved. The protagonists aren’t fictional characters; they appear to be appearing as themselves. Or at least, some version of themselves.

1917 (2019)

1917 is much, much more than just another war film. When I think about it, it doesn’t feel like it is really about war at all. War may be a major player and the natural setting, sure. But at its core, this really is a film about perseverance. About strength and about the kind of... Continue Reading →

SPRINGBREAKERS (2012)

It took me a while to get around to watch Springbreakers as I was under the impression it was created for the post-modern Beiber-Fever generation. Bikini-clad Disney starlets Gomez and Hudgens flaunting themselves on the promotional pictures could have been what misled me. But, being, after all, a Harmony Korine film, I had to get around... Continue Reading →

SAVING MR.BANKS (2013)

Saving Mr.Banks (2013) is, in essence, the story of what went on behind the scenes while Walt Disney was trying to secure the film rights for Mary Poppins (1964). Stylistically, it may remind one of The Godfather: Part II (1974), where we have a squeaky clean, sober looking (in a Back To The Future kind of way) present day (1960s) story riddled... Continue Reading →

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