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Daily Archives: September 27, 2015

The roller coaster metaphor isn’t a perfect one to describe German filmmaker Sebastian Schipper’s single take dramatic crime thriller, Victoria, but it’s apt. Especially if you’re the type who gets nauseated by endless litany, easy to anticipate spirals, and, after a tedious build, you just want it all to end. That’s not to say the whole of Victoria is a… Read more »

27 September 2015 | Reviews

“You’re a bit vanilla,” quips a clueless wannabe Lothario to Holly (Abigail Hardingham), dumping her unceremoniously in an early scene of the beautifully lensed new British horror comedy, Nina Forever. Written and directed by brothers Ben and Chris Blaine, Nina Forever is an occasionally romantic, often amusing, and outright macabre debut that showcases pronounced visual savvy and at least one… Read more »

27 September 2015 | Reviews

Co-directors Donald Mugisha and James Taylor pay an artful homage to the neo-realist movement, specifically Vittorio De Sica and his benchmark 1948 film, Bicycle Thieves, with their film, The Boda Boda Thieves. Set in the winding, crowded streets of Kampala, Uganda, the film focuses on 15 year-old Abel (Hassan “Spike” Insingoma), who must cover for his injured father (Michael Wawuyo)… Read more »

27 September 2015 | Reviews

Set in a rural present day America, Jon Watt’s (Clown) latest film, Cop Car, soon polarizes into a struggle between good and evil. Good, in this instanced, is represented by two young boys, Travis (James Freedson-Jackson) and Harrison (Hays Wellford), whereas evil comes in the guise of a police man’s uniform with the shady Sheriff Kretzer (Kevin Bacon). Travis and… Read more »

27 September 2015 | Reviews