Despite Brad Pitt’s powerhouse performance, “Ad Astra” can’t lift itself above the hardly-exciting pace and its predictable narrative. When it comes to cinema, slow doesn’t necessarily mean bad or boring. Some directors pull off movies with a little sense of … Continue reading Ad Astra (2019) Review – A Stranded Astronaut’s Journey With Little Impact
Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse” casts a long light and should point many other horror filmmakers toward the right direction. Anchored by two powerhouse performances from Dafoe and Pattinson, it’s a haunting, never-felt-before experience. The cerebral, highly-symbolic “The Lighthouse” begins with … Continue reading Is The Lighthouse Among The Best Films of 2019?
A second trailer of “Cats” landed on YouTube a few days ago. And the Internet is “in love” with it. Some trailers are a lot to process, right? When the new look of Sonic was revealed in its first short … Continue reading The Internet Found A New Enemy – The Two Trailers of Cats (2019)
In “A Hidden Life”, Terrence Malick returns to the philosophical and theological subjects he previously touched in “Tree of Life”. His newest feature is a gorgeous film to look at, and a transcendent story of seeking answers to a time-tested … Continue reading A Hidden Life (2019) By Terrence Malick – A Profound Masterpiece
Martial arts look cool as hell, but Furie (2019) remains a silly chapter in the book of “Hollywood Misunderstood”. “Do you watch American movies?” asks a chubby nurse, just seconds before she’s taken hostage by the protagonist of “Furie”. This … Continue reading Furie (2019) – A Vietnamese Answer To ‘Taken’
Shia LaBeouf’s self-portrait in “Honey Boy” constitutes one of the earnest films of the year, as well as a piece of finely crafted drama that transcends the ordinary. There was a time when Shia LaBeouf seemed like the next Hollywood … Continue reading Shia LaBeouf Spoke To My Heart In ‘Honey Boy’ (2019)
Bhutanese first-time director Tashi Gyeltshen discusses the need to drive forward thinking and women emancipation in his country. His “Red Phallus” succeeds as a filmmaker’s statement, but its overly sleepy narrative might be testing for some caught-off-guard viewers. Bhutan has … Continue reading The Truth About Bhutan’s Happiness Revealed in ‘Red Phallus’ (2018)
From atmospheric horror through thriller and coming-of-age story, these Icelandic movies are all masterpieces in their own league. Iceland’s population reaches nearly 360.000 inhabitants, sprinkled over more than 100.000 km/2. Given the country’s remote location, far from the rest of … Continue reading Top 12 Icelandic Movies Of All Time
Benedict Andrews, director of “Seberg” had too many ideas, threads and actors to handle. As a result, without a clear focus, his film scratches multiple surfaces, but makes no deeper cuts or statements. Who was Jean Seberg? An American actress … Continue reading Seberg (2019) Review – A Languid, Irritating And Lacking Focus Drama
Marielle Heller introduces the teachings of Mr. Rogers in the world of adult problems. Therefore, “A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood” surprises and warms hearts without the need to squeeze the last juices of a by-the-rules biopic film. A film … Continue reading A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood (2019) Review – More Than Just Another Hanks Movie
Brian C. Miller Richard, debuting as a feature director, moulds his story from two materials – faith and family. His “Lost Bayou”, though not entirely perfect, firmly balances these two, and unfolds a heartfelt tale of a prodigal daughter’s comeback. … Continue reading Lost Bayou (2019) Review – Reuniting And Believing
If director David Raboy added just one scene at the beginning of “The Giant”, one where all of its characters eat a handful of magic mushrooms or got high on some heavy drugs, his directorial debut could make sense. Unfortunately, … Continue reading How Bad ‘The Giant’ (2019) Is? You Better Don’t Ask
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