Archive for the ‘Movie’ Category



(FTB) – Mano Singham:

On Friday I saw the new film Risk produced and directed by award-winning documentarian Laura Poitras, who won the Academy Award for Citizenfour, the film about Edward Snowden and his leaks. The focus this time is Julian Assange and WikiLeaks and unlike the earlier one, the narrative structure of this film is, to say the least, a bit confused. But that is not due to the lack of skill of Poitras but due to the fact that after she started filming it, the story went off in many directions and she too became part of it. …

singham 2017/05/07 risk

Risk (2016 film)

Queen of Science Fiction


(Guardian Film) – Vanessa Thorpe:

With her role as a cyborg in Ghost in the Shell, Scarlett Johansson has sealed her position as our favourite space invader. …

theguardian 2017/mar/26 scarlett-johansson

Ghost in the Shell, 2017 film

The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared


(FTB) – Mano Singham:

Allan Karlsson has a passion for just two things: drinking and blowing things up with explosives. This combination results in his life, quite serendipitously, intersecting with those of General Francisco Franco, J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project on the nuclear bomb, Harry Truman, Josef Stalin, Ronald Reagan, and Herbert Einstein, Albert’s extremely dim bulb of a brother. For part of the time he also stumbles into becoming a Cold War double agent, working for both the CIA and the KGB.

This film is riotously funny. …

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The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)

Beauty and the Beast: Feminist or Fraud?


(Guardian Film) – Zoe Williams:

Has Disney really turned Beauty and the Beast into a feminist fairytale? Or is it all just posh frocks and women’s work with a slice of Stockholm syndrome thrown in? We delve beneath the furry facade. …

theguardian 2017/mar/19 feminist-or-fraud

Personal Shopper


(Guardian Film) – Peter Bradshaw:

Kristen Stewart is outstanding as a haunted fashion-biz assistant in Olivier Assayas’s enigmatic ghost story and quarterlife character study. …

theguardian 2017/mar/16 personal-shopper

Personal Shopper

Get Out


(Guardian Film) – Lanre Bakare:

Jordan Peele’s critically acclaimed low-budget shocker Get Out became a surprise hit and showed viewers a terrifying look at the fractured myth of a post-racial US. …

theguardian 2017/feb/28 get-out

Get Out, 2017 film

Why Arrival Should Win the Best Picture Oscar


(Guardian Film) – Catherine Shoard:

It’s possible. But to watch the movie is to barely care. Earthbound concerns such as success and silverware evaporate. Arrival has bigger squid to fry. …

theguardian 2017/feb/23 why-arrival

Arrival, 2016 film

Léa Seydoux


(Guardian Film) – Will Lawrence:

She is the darling of independent French cinema who’s also been a Bond girl. On the eve of her latest film – and as she becomes a mother for the first time – she tells how she balances her crippling anxiety with an exhibitionist streak. …

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Léa Seydoux

Taraji P Henson: “I’m glad I kept my ego in check”


(Guardian Film) – Emma Brockes:

After years of bit parts, low pay and a breakthrough role in Empire, Taraji P Henson is taking the lead as a Nasa scientist. …

theguardian 2017/feb/04 henson

Hidden Figures, 2016 film

The Ghosts of Cambodia’s Killing Fields


(Guardian::long read) – :

Can Angelina Jolie’s Khmer-language film – with an all-Cambodian cast and crew – help a nation to confront the horrors of its past? …

theguardian 2017/jan/11 cambodia

Angelina Jolie and Sareum Srey Moch