We'll tackle any film foreign or otherwise, paying exclusive attention to Arthouse, Indie & Cult features. Selected up to the minute News will also be given prominence.


March 21, 2009

Pulp Fiction








Director - Quentin Tarantino

Genre - Crime/Drama


This is the film that propelled Quentin Tarantino from indie auteur into a bonafide iconic director with megastar credentials. With an explosive script filled to the brim with pop culture anecdotes and funny observations on life, it is unmistakably a cinematic tour de force. All the actors in the ensemble cast are terrific, especially Samuel L. Jackson who was magnificiently badass. Factor in all that good stuff with a supercool soundtrack, and you have the perfect combo of indie aesthetics with mainstream appeal.

5 STARS!

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March 13, 2009

Trainspotting








Director - Danny Boyle

Genre - Comedy/Crime/Drama


This movie is Danny Boyle's finest and the one that illuminates his status in the filmmaking world. Harrowing, darkly humorous and swaggeringly cool, it's a film that warrants repeated viewings. The characters played by Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller are memorable and endearing despite being drug fiends who would trade their own mothers for a fix if given a chance. Unbelievably creative use of cinematography and a fantastic soundtrack also gives this exhilirating film a definitive edge.

5 STARS!

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March 4, 2009

Even Dwarfs Started Small








Director - Werner Herzog

Genre - Comedy/Drama/Horror


On a secluded land, an asylum is taken over by its height-challenged patients. Wreaking and venting away at the confining, suffocating institution which has taken away every last bit of their freedom, these toy-like figures are more destructive than they seem. Werner Herzog's films have always been off kilter, their narrative structures oddly constructed and presented. This film moves like a demented train ride you have boarded in a dream, with the next stop nowhere in sight.

3.5 STARS!

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