Movie Review

Movie Review: Love Me If You Dare (Jeux d’enfants)

Title: Love Me If You Dare (Jeux d’enfants) Loved it Graded Genre: Dark comedy Director: Yann Samuell Writer: Yann Samuell Actors:  Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard Close childhood friends, Julian (Guillaume Canet) and Sophie (Marion Cotillard) continuously dare each other to pull pranks in a twisted game of oneupmanship. Wow, talk about a movie that leaves a lasting impact. It’s been months since I first… Read more →

[Media Invite] Movie Review: Mustang

Title: Mustang Loved it Graded Genre: Drama Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven Actors: Güneş Nezihe Şensoy, Doğa Zeynep Doğuşlu, Tuğba Sunguroğlu Country: France/Turkey/Germany, 2015 Language: In French with English subtitles In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal with unexpected consequences. The family home is… Read more →

[Media Invite] Movie Review: Tokyo Anyway

Title: Tokyo Anyway Loved it Graded Genre: Contemporary Director: Camille Meynard Actors: Benjamin Ramon, Violette Pallaro, Antojo Country: Belgium, 2013 Language: In French with English subtitles Camille, Faustine, Armel and Félix are four friends living and working in Brussels. In a single day, each of them arrive at a turning point in their lives. The film shows a generation’s struggle in building careers and families. With… Read more →

[Media Invite] Movie Review: The Canterville Ghost (Le Fantôme de Canterville)

Title: The Canterville Ghost (Le Fantôme de Canterville) Loved it Graded Genre: Comedy Director: Yann Samuell Screenwriter: Yann Samuell Actors: Audrey Fleurot, Michaël Youn, Michèle Laroque Elements: Drama, Fantasy Ghost Aliénor of Canterville, a brazen and brilliant 18th-century noblewoman and feminist ahead of her time, soul damned to the earth because she would yield to no man, has been ever since haunting her isolated old castle… Read more →

[Media Invite] Movie Review: Back in Crime (l’Autre vie de Richard Kemp)

Title: Back in Crime (l’Autre vie de Richard Kemp) Loved it Graded Genre: Crime/Thriller Director: Germinal Alvarez Actors: Jean-Hugue Anglades, Mélanie Thierry, Philippe Berodot Elements: Time travel Series: Stand alone When Police Captain Richard Kemp investigates a murder, strange similarities to the case bring to mind Pierced Ear, a serial killer who he hunted in vain at the beginning of his career. His only witness is… Read more →

Happy Anniversary, Main Hoon Na!

Title: Main Hoon Na Loved it Graded Genre: Action comedy Director: Farah Khan Writer: Farah Khan, Abbas Tyrewala Actors: Shah Rukh Khan, Sushmita Sen, Sunil Shetty, Zayed Khan, Amrita Rao Elements: High school, musical, political terrorists–look, just plain fun, okay An army major goes undercover as a college student. His mission his both professional and personal: to protect his general’s daughter from a radical militant, and… Read more →

MCU Phase One Movie Recap & Review: The Incredible Hulk

Title: The Incredible Hulk Loved it Graded Genre: Action-adventure Director: Louis Leterrier Writer: Zak Penn Actors: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth Series: Movie #2 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One  Dr. Bruce Banner, thanks to a gamma ray experiment gone wrong, transforms into a giant green-skinned hulk whenever his pulse rate gets too high. Meanwhile, a soldier uses the same technology to become an… Read more →

MCU Phase One Movie Recap & Review: Iron Man

Title: Iron Man Loved it Graded Genre: Action adventure Director: Jon Favreau Writer: Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway Actors: Robert Downey, Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges Series: Movie #1 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One  When wealthy industrialist Tony Stark is forced to build an armored suit after a life-threatening incident, he ultimately decides to use its technology to fight against evil.… Read more →

Movie Review: The Heathers

Title: The Heathers Loved it Graded Genre: Black Comedy Director: Michael Lehmann Writer: Daniel Waters Actors: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater Elements: High school, suicide A deliciously nasty black comedy, Heathers is set at a cliquish high school in Ohio. The most exclusive of those cliques is the Heathers, comprised of the prettiest and most popular girls in town. The group’s leader is the manipulative Kim Walker,… Read more →

[Media Invite] Movie Review: Haute Cuisine (Les saveurs du palais)

Title: Haute Cuisine (Les saveurs du palais) Loved it Graded Genre: Slice of life Director: Christian Vincent Actors: Catherine Frot, Arthur Dupont, Jean D’Ormesson Elements: French food Series: Stand alone Hortense Laborie is a famous chef who lives in the Périgord region. To her great surprise, the president of the French Republic appoints her as his personal chef at the Élysée Palace. In spite of the… Read more →