Film: M*A*S*H

The Korean War – or perhaps an allegory for the Vietnam War. ‘Only the dead have seen the end of war.’ This is said by the great Greek Philosopher Plato regarding the atrocities of war.  Yet the war surgeons – arguably one of the key members of importance in wars appear in this film ‘M.A.S.H’… Continue reading Film: M*A*S*H

Film: Maidentrip

Laura Dekker is a dutch teenager. Laura Dekker  is 14 year old teenager. Laura Dekker is a dutch teenager of 14 years old who had decided to sail around the globe and did. Of course there would be a documentary about such a bold and risky venture. Maidentrip is a 2013 documentary mostly shot by… Continue reading Film: Maidentrip

Film: Hiroshima Mon Amour

The film starts. Two bodies embracing; covered in sand; covered in glitter. They are indistinguishable from one another. A man’s voice: “You saw nothing in Hiroshima. Nothing.” A woman’s hand grips the man’s body tightly. She denies. “I saw everything.” She says. She goes on to speak; the cruelties, man’s atrocities, the effects of the… Continue reading Film: Hiroshima Mon Amour

Film: Lost In Translation

The city of Tokyo is foreign and alien to it’s visitors. It’s inhabitants speak in a different language and when it gets translated, the meaning gets lost. Bob Harris (Played by Bill Murray) is an aging movie star arrives at Tokyo to film an advertisement for Suntory Whisky. Amidst this alien city of Tokyo, Harris’s… Continue reading Film: Lost In Translation

Film: Shutter Island

The film opens with a boat piercing through the fog. Two men stand outside, watching as they approach the island. Instantly, we sense that something is wrong. The lighting on the characters don’t match the background very well. It was as if both Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo were clearly standing in front of a… Continue reading Film: Shutter Island

Film: The Revenant

The winter is devastating. He lies buried in dirt; he struggles. He crawls through the snow with bloodied hands; the man’s eyes are filled with desperation. Desperation. The man is Hugh Glass (Played by Leonardo DiCaprio) whom after a brutal fight with a bear, is on the brink of death. John Fitzgerald (Played by Tom… Continue reading Film: The Revenant