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.


August 23, 2010

Frost/Nixon








Director - Ron Howard

Genre - Drama/History


For those who think this film would only matter or appeal to Americans, fret not. It does touch on politics but not so much that you would feel like you're watching CNN. At the heart of it, this is about two men who find peace with who they are in the world. It is about having the courage and conviction to come to terms with whatever your misgivings are. And in Richard Nixon, those misgivings are huge. British talk show host David Frost was the man who had Dick by the balls with his interviews and it gave Frost instant credibility as a journalist. For us, the re-enacted interviews and emphatic portrayal of Nixon let us see that he wasn't the evil criminal we thought he was. Yes he made terrible mistakes. But who among us have never done so? The difference being, he was the president of the most powerful country in the world when he made them.

3 STARS!

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August 17, 2010

YAM Issue 011

Yup yup, here you go again, Amy's Yet Another Magazine (YAM) August's edition. Check out reviews on 'Inception', 'Toy Story 3', 'The Ghost Writer' and more!

August 11, 2010

Where The Wild Things Are








Director - Spike Jonze

Genre - Adventure/Fantasy


Based on a book by Maurice Sendak, the story is one concerning a loner of a boy named Max. Max is a sensitively tuned daydreamer and is largely left alone by his family who have no time for his whining ways. One not so fine day, Max decided to run off to an alternate world, an island inhabited by Sesame Streets rejects. This place which exists only in Max's mind provides curious amusement for awhile, but soon it becomes apparent that nothing much goes on here. The Wild Things play pretty games and are just as juvenile as Max, given that they ARE his creations. All things considered, it is a gateway into a child's mind, warts and all. We couldn't care less since we're not parents or work as child educators. The computer rendered creatures are jaw-droppingly life-like though.

2.5 STARS!

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August 4, 2010

Inception








Director - Christopher Nolan

Genre - Action/Mystery/Sci-Fi/Thriller


Hmm...where do we begin? Incidentally, that is also how we felt when we watched this picture. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Cobb, a sort of dream mercenary for hire in this 'blink and you'll miss it' story. He is who you go to if you want to steal valuable information from someone. Our dreams are rife with very personal details about who we are if you don't already know. Yeah, we're talking about you, Ted... Chances are if you dream occasionally of putting on a pink, short dress with heels, you're probably not only a metrosexual. Written by Nolan himself, the main event of the script is how Cobb and his team not only infiltrate a person's dream, but are tasked to plant an 'idea' into his subconscious. In truth, we're still not done with this yet. It is the kind of film you can watch over and over again, discovering new and previously missed plot points. Intricately directed and created, Nolan is certainly in the running for the most extraordinary filmmaker we've ever come across. Eat this and die, 'Matrix'!

4.5 STARS!

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