Full disclosure: My favorite film is Kore-eda’s first fictional feature Maboroshi no Hikari and I am generally an enthusiast of his films. (But I do not like Like Father Like Son) It opens with a scene of a family home. Quiet, Peaceful, Serene. It sets the tone for what is to come. Throughout the film… Continue reading Film: After the Storm
It is not difficult to compare this year’s ‘Train to Busan’ to the 2014 film ‘Snowpiercer’ considering that both films are directed by South Korean film directors and that both films are set primarily on a train. However, that is about where the similarities end. While ‘Snowpiercer’ has many thrilling action sequences and shocking moments,… Continue reading Film: Train to Busan
Quentin Tarantino’s post – modernist neo – noir crime black comedy film ‘Pulp Fiction’ exploded to popularity in 1994 for his use of a peculiar film structure and iconic use of seemingly random dialogue about cheeseburgers to humorize and humanize his characters. And as a result of this popularity, many filmmakers have taken to borrowing… Continue reading Film: In Bruges
The Coen Brothers are no strangers to the comedy genre. They have found success in the movie business by making unconventional films. Most of such films usually have an underlying dark comedic tone to it, even if the film’s plot or story take themselves seriously. (Miller’s Crossing, A Serious Man) Of course, this is not the… Continue reading Film: Hail, Caesar!
If I were given only two words to describe this film it would be: ‘Awfully Convenient’. Of course this statement by itself is ‘Awfully Convenient’, normally such a scenario would be a word rather than two, but I think that it sums up what I think of the film well enough that I’ll use it.… Continue reading Film: Zootopia
“The Trial is the best film I have ever made” Orson Welles proclaims to the world after his 1962 film ‘The Trial’ was completed. Indeed, he seems very proud of it, narrating the film’s final end credits, declaring that ‘(he) played the advocate and wrote and directed (the) film.’ and ending the film with a… Continue reading Film: The Trial (1962)
Job 38:7 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the Earth?… When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy. This 2011 film directed by the famously reclusive Terence Malick; ‘The Tree of Life’ opens with a quote from the bible. As if the experimental format of… Continue reading Film: The Tree of Life