Mimi and the Mountain Dragon (2019)

Have always loved Michael Morpurgo’s books/stories, it was the case from an early age when reading it in primary school and it still is now with no change, and ‘Mimi and the Mountain Dragon’ is among his biggest delights. Beautifully written, rich in emotion and impossible to endear to or be touched by, if anybody has not read it they are seriously missing out and … Continue reading Mimi and the Mountain Dragon (2019)

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

In the wake of Harry Potter the popular Lemony Snicket books have been rushed into production and considering the less than promising prospect of Brad Silberling directing and Jim Carrey starring, I didn’t really hold out much hope. It turns out that the film is surprisingly good and apart from The Incredibles this was the only big budget Hollywood film I truly enjoyed this year. … Continue reading Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

Soul (2020)

I was lucky enough to see this at the London Film Festival, where the film was preceded by a (Zoom) interview with the co-directors and producer. It gave some background information, including the score, new animation techniques, and the challenges posed by the pandemic, that really helped to appreciate the film more. (Seriously, there are some amazing things done with animation.) Pixar has once again … Continue reading Soul (2020)

Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

The movie was disappointing enough, but the only reason I came here to make a review is to comment on the bs propaganda that the critics are making. Variety says the movie was out of control, depicting the enormous talent of Jenkins (…talent to destroy a film). I think somewhere on RottenTomatoes someone said this was one of the best superhero movies ever (Can anyone … Continue reading Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

Yen Peyar Anandhan (2020)

Firstly Director Sridhar has taken a lot of courage to choose this plot to be made into a feature film which makes it evident of his passion and love for Cinema. Kudos! Actor Santhosh Pratap has believed in the young new team with a different perspective on films and has portrayed the role “Sathya” to his best such that we see Sathya not Santhosh on … Continue reading Yen Peyar Anandhan (2020)

The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)

Masao Katakuri (Kenji Sawada) has moved his family–his wife, his divorced daughter, her child, his formerly criminal son and his father–to the country, near Mt. Fuji. He purchased a large old home with the intention of converting it into a kind of bed & breakfast, since the road running nearby is supposed to be expanded, which would bring tourists. But the road hasn’t been expanded … Continue reading The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)