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Daily Archives: October 4, 2016

A movie can take years to make, from pre-production all the way to the opening night. The director is there throughout every step and has to carefully plan everything out and lead the cast and crew in the right direction to realise their vision. However, their work is not necessarily the studio’s vision for the film. There have been many… Read more »

04 October 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The directorial debut from Geoff Redknap, best known as an old hand effects makeup artist (he cut his teeth on moody sci-fi TV shows like The X-Files and Supernatural before doing features like Cabin in the Woods), is ripe with promise and possibility as he takes a crack at the old chestnut The Invisible Man. But H.G. Wells this ain’t,… Read more »

04 October 2016 | Features, Reviews

It’s astonishing that Aquarius is only Kleber Mendonça Filho’s second feature, for it attests a true genius. This honest, mosaic-like drama from Brazil appears, on the surface, to be a rhetoric-addled prescription for maudlin sentimentality as we get to know Dona Clara (Sônia Braga), a retired music writer in her mid-60s who outrightly refuses a buy-out from real estate developers… Read more »

04 October 2016 | Features, Reviews

Krzysztof Kieslowski is one of those rare directors who can reach the viewer in an almost unexplainable way. You can try to analyse this connection, but it is a form of psychic connection that just happens. He once said: “I try to make films which connect people.” It is similar to Bergman in a way, since he also stressed, throughout… Read more »

04 October 2016 | Features, Other Lists