Tag Archive for ‘film review’

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Rosetta(1999)

Dir.:Jean Luc and Pierre Dardenne It’s not for nothing that “Dardenneseque” has entered the lexicon of the modern cinephile.The Dardenne brothers from Belgium, who have been making riveting social dramas for a long time now, burst onto the international stage… Read More ›

They are not playing Funny Games!

Funny Games(1997)

Dir.: Micheal Haneke Funny Games is the most horrifying film I have seen.There is nothing funny about it.When it was made it angered a lot of people.Some thought it was a cheap gimmick , others took it as a personal… Read More ›

The victim and the perpetrator start to merge.

The Railway Man(2013)

Dir.:Jonathan Teplitzky Eric Lomax( Colin Firth) loves trains.He knows the timetables of trains in England verbatim.If you have missed your train he can guide you faster than Google and in any case in 1980 there was no Google.One day he… Read More ›

Enlightenment about oneself is tough to come by!

Venus in Fur(2013)

Dir.:Roman Polanski Closing film – Cannes Film Festival Compared to Venus in Fur, Polaski’s own life is far more dramatic.In fact if he faithfully filmed his own autobiography the audience may balk at the madness of his existence.His long pending… Read More ›

Portrait of a reluctant porn-star?

Lovelace(2013)

Dirs.:Rob Epstein and Jeffery Friedman I never imagined that reviewing this film would be such a complicated matter.A biopic about Linda Lovelace whose extraordinary skills at fellatio in Deep Throat, a 1972 hardcore porn film that became a mainstream success,… Read More ›

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