Monthly Archives: April 2016

REVIEW: ‘Dans la Cour’ (2014)

Title: ‘Dans la Cour’ 2014, France Director: Pierre Salvadori Cast: Gustave Kervern, Catherine Deneuve, Féodor Atkine ‘Dans la Cour’ is a French dramedy whose memory will stay with me for quite some time, I think. Pierre Salvadori’s film deals with a number of difficult themes (depression, drug addiction, mental illness…), but it does so with […]

REVIEW: ‘Hush’ (2016)

Title: ‘Hush’ 2016, USA Director: Mike Flanagan Cast: Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr. Trapped inside her own secluded home, a young deaf-mute woman must survive the attack of a psychotic killer. Of all the horror sub-genres, the home invasion is – to me at least – the scariest. With the paranormal flicks, one can easily […]

REVIEW: ‘Marguerite’ (2015)

Title: ‘Marguerite’ 2015, France/Czech Republic/Belgium Director: Xavier Giannoli Cast: Catherine Frot, André Marcon, Denis Mpunga Loosely based on the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, ‘Maguerite’ is a French dramedy about a very rich woman who loves singing… in spite of being a horrible singer and not aware of it. Her husband and her loyal […]

REVIEW: ‘The VVitch: A New-England Folktale’ (2015)

Title: ‘The VVitch: A New-England Folktale’ 2015, USA/UK/Canada/Brazil Director: Robert Eggers Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie In 17th century’s New England, a family of seven settles right next to a forest inhabited by dark supernatural forces. For the past year or so, Robert Eggers’ feature debut has been one of the most talked-about […]

REVIEW: ‘Salt’ (2010)

Title: ‘Salt’ 2010, USA Director: Phillip Noyce Cast: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor There are two things that would have made ‘Salt’ a much better movie. The first being a less predictable script, and the second a more curvaceous Jolie. The entire plot is based on the dilemma: is she or isn’t she a […]

REVIEW: ‘Safety Last!’ (1923)

Title: ‘Safety Last!’ 1923, USA Director: Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor Cast: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis A poor store clerk organizes a publicity stunt that should earn him the money to finally marry the girl of his dreams. But when the day comes for his friend Bill to climb a 12-stories building in front […]

REVIEW: ‘Titanic’ (1997)

Title: ‘Titanic’ 1997, USA Director: James Cameron Cast: Kate Winslet, Leonardo Di Caprio, Billy Zane Last night, when I popped the Blu-ray in, I was afraid I’d get bored out of my mind watching a movie I – like most people, I guess – am so familiar with. Surprisingly enough, ‘Titanic’ was still capable of […]