The Wrocław festival has a lot up its sleeve, and with the 10th anniversary, viewers will get a handful of exciting premieres and a fantastic retrospective of the American cinema classics. Wrocław is always on my festival circuit map, and … Continue reading American Film Festival in Wrocław Is On – Here’s What The Lineup Offers!
Ciaran Foy’s “Eli” joins the production league of Netflix Originals where a good concept is wasted. We’re past the times when splashing brains and crushing limbs was considered a good horror movie. And with splashers gone with the wind, it’s … Continue reading Eli (2019) Is A Confusing Mashup Of Recycled Horror Material
Any Laotian film is a genuine rarity to catch. Therefore I couldn’t resist the festival indie “The Long Walk” (“Bor Mi Vanh Chark” as in the original title), a ghost story directed by Mattie Do, which was screened at this … Continue reading The Long Walk (2019) Review – A Troubling Ghost Story Set In Laos
Pema Tseden sets his tiny family drama “Balloon” on the dangerous course of a broad social commentary that touches on religion, abortion, and the Chinese law of family birth control. My first encounter with Pema Tseden’s work took place a … Continue reading Tibetan Drama Balloon (2019) Scrutinizes The Complicated Two-Child Policy In China
“Land of Ashes” by Sofia Quiros executes a coming-of-age story in a plain yet efficient manner, but it’s also only intermittently courageous to explore more than that simple story has to offer. Being born in the right corner of the … Continue reading Costa Rican ‘Land of Ashes’ (2019) – The Lonesome Childhood
“Piranhas” burns its astounding technical side on the poor narrative, because no matter how meticulously and zealously Claudio Giovannesi crafts his film, it falls flat with its overly simplistic point of view. Piranhas (2019) Incorporates A Known Pattern The youth … Continue reading Piranhas (2019) Review – In The Heart Of Chaos
First-time director Gael Garcia Bernal cannot be denied his zeal and some decent amount of craft, but “Chicuarotes” only scratches the surface which many other films already explored in a much deeper sense. Back in 2002, Fernando Meirelles and Kátia … Continue reading Chicuarotes (2019) Review – Gael Garcia Bernal’s Problematic Debut As A Director
“Katla” will be helmed by Baltasar Kormákur (director of “Everest” and “Adrift”) and will mark the very first Netflix Original from Iceland. For a country inhabited by less than half million people, Iceland has made some stunning achievements when it … Continue reading Iceland will get its first Netflix Original series called ‘Katla’
Pennywise bends over backwards, and so does the cast, but Andy Muschietti can’t strike balance and find the rhythm in a dragged-out story aimed at “revamping” the much more successful predecessor. Box office goldmines usually spawn at least one more … Continue reading It Chapter Two (2019) Is Dull But Could Be Worse
The most controversial film of the year has arrived. Is it a tale about morally corrupted societies? Or maybe it’s one of the most visceral images of depression Hollywood’s ever made? This article contains spoilers concerning “Joker”. It’s been a … Continue reading A Short Essay On The Twisted Morality And The Legacy of Joker (2019)
Todd Phillips’ “Joker” hit the cinemas few days ago and fans are loving it so far. And what’s a better way to show your affection than drawing up a fan art poster of your favourite movie? After its surprise win … Continue reading Fan-Made Posters of Joker (2019) Are In!
Audiophiles rejoice. Here’s what 2019 best soundtracks sound like. Music is an essential part of cinema. As Howard Shore, the brain behind soundtracks for “The Lord of The Rings” and “Se7en”, said: Music is essentially an emotional language, so you … Continue reading Best soundtracks of 2019
The heart-warming presence of Zach Galifianakis helps to alleviate the pain of a half-assed story that resides within “Between Two Ferns: The Movie”. If the goal of this movie was to tickle ardent fans of the comedian’s Internet show – … Continue reading Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Review
With “Sigur Rós Presents Liminal Sleep”, the Icelandic band released its ultimate collection of electronic remedies for nerves tied in knots. It’s a rare thing to find a band like Sigur Rós. Despite the emotional complexity of their sounds, and … Continue reading ‘Sigur Rós Presents Liminal Sleep’ (2019) Soothes And Hypnotizes Your Soul
One of the most awaited films of 2019 has had its premiere at Toronto International Film Festival. And critics, as well as early viewers, agree – it’s a blast! As I fiddle in my seat, here in Warsaw, my thoughts … Continue reading Knives Out (2019) First Reviews Are In | TIFF 2019