Les Misérables (2019)

Profoundly moving, hard hitting moral drama elevated beyond being yet another ‘banlieu’ film through masterful use of cinematic language, combined with heartfelt performances from a largely non professional cast. France’s ongoing tensions around identity, race and belonging expand, confronting you head on with dilemmas about the sheer difficulty of the human condition. Looking for something going further than social realism? Comfortable being uncomfortable? Willing to … Continue reading Les Misérables (2019)

The Piper (2015)

This supernatural thriller is surely one of the best Korean indies from last year. It’s very dark, poetic, yet sometimes funny too, although the humour is mostly limited to the film’s first half. There is a relaxed atmosphere to the film’s first act, which is bathed in vivid, bright colors and followed by a quality soundtrack that matches the theme and setting. Here and there … Continue reading The Piper (2015)

Anjaam Pathiraa (2020)

This is definitely a worth watching murder mystery thriller. The thrilling tone is maintained right from the beginning till the end. At first, some initial scenes may give an impression that the movie would become goofy as it progresses. But it doesn’t. It maintains the amount of seriousness and logic one expects out of such movies. There is absolutely no digression from the main story. … Continue reading Anjaam Pathiraa (2020)

Secuestro (2016)

This suspenseful film deals with a little boy, Domenech, wandering across the countryside, who allegedly has been kidnapped during school hours . He is son of a prestigious advocate at law, Blanca Portillo. When her child’s alleged kidnapper, Andres Herrera , is realized for lack of a solid proof, the notorious attorney goes into action . While two Police Inspectors, Decent and Romero, begin investigating … Continue reading Secuestro (2016)