Tag: drama

FILM REVIEW: A Woman’s Life

A Woman’s Life, directed by Stéphane Brizé, is a film based on the 1883 novel of the same name by Guy de Maupassant. It spans the adult life of an upper-class French woman, Jeanne, from returning from school-age to becoming a grandparent. This film has been lauded ‘tearing up the rulebook’ compared to the stereotypical

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FILM REVIEW: Molly’s Game

Molly’s Game is intriguing. But then again, so is Molly Bloom’s life. Captivating and at times quite unbelievable, the story (narration, exposition, voiceover included), is the real body of the film. Richness is to be found in the words, and it comes as little surprise when you consider that Aaron Sorkin is the one behind

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FILM REVIEW: BRIGHT

Set in a world where orcs, humans and elves all exist as one, it’s hard to believe that Bright even managed to get off the pitching table. Such is Hollywood’s necessity to avoid originality, Bright is an anomaly, or so it feels, in a sea of re-makes, unoriginal ‘originals’, and the same blockbuster fodder wheeled

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FILM REVIEW: Mountains May Depart

This film should have been great. It had all the right ingredients. Written and directed by the award-winning Zhang-khe Jia, a key figure in the underground ‘Sixth Movement’ of Chinese film-making, Mountains May Depart explores the life of one woman at different moments in her life in the years 1999, 2014 and 2025. Encompassing the

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FILM REVIEW: The Unseen

So the screener for ‘The Unseen,’ landed at my desk. It’s a tale about a family who lose their only child in a tragic accident and are plagued by the trauma and depression that would certainly accompany any such incident. The trauma is so severe that it starts causing temporary blindness for the mother Gemma

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FILM REVIEW: Félicité

Félicité is many things. On the one hand, it’s a story about female power. On the other, it’s a love story, although not overtly so. You could also go and watch this film and enjoy it solely for the musical performances, which are exquisite. Félicité has a transcendent quality, the kind of film that resists easy

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