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.


December 20, 2010

The Social Network








Director - David Fincher

Genre - Biography/Drama


For those of you who want an accurate profiling of Mark Zuckerberg and how he really founded Facebook, wait for a documentary why don't you? We're fed up with people saying they won't watch this because it's probably an over-dramatization of Zuckerberg's life. Duh...it's a movie ain't it? We didn't hear these overnight historians complain when pictures like 'Troy' or 'Alexander' came out. Zuckerberg is painted here with layers of unflattering human flaws and it is through his interactions with friends and colleagues that we see what a conniving, mean prick he is. Whether the backstabbing, manipulative jerk portrayed here justifies the real person we have no idea. What we know is that David Fincher had made a cool film, equipped with a soundtrack which fits like a glove and this Jesse Eisenberg (the lead)?... We didn't know of him before this, but we sure do now. ADD this if you know what's good for you.

4.5 STARS!

All about The Social Network

December 16, 2010

Fando y Lis








Director - Alejandro Jodorowsky

Genre - Adventure/Fantasy


This being Jodorowsky's debut feature, it is understandable that its attributes would be raw and unfiltered. Adapted from a play of the same name, most of it feels like performance art pieces strung together by the principal story of Fando and Lis's sick love. Disabled and carrying the trauma of being raped at a young age, Lis pins all her hopes and dreams on abusive partner, Fando. Their journey to a mythical realm takes them to the brink of insanity, forcing them to confront their own broken, decomposing souls. Sounds vague and surreal? Well, that's the film in a nutshell. Figuring it out is half the fun. Or not.

3 STARS!

All about Fando y Lis

December 5, 2010

Lost





TV Series - Entire Series

Genre - Adventure/Drama/Mystery


Spanning 6 years and 6 magnificent seasons, this groundbreaking series had pushed the envelope of quality television to the very hilt. The creators of "Lost" had us totally engrossed and hungering for more from the very first scene, that of a commercial plane crashing on a mysterious island. When later we get to spend time with the group of survivors, it became clear to us that this wasn't regular TV. Everyone of the characters was as complex as can be, with their troubled past told in revealing flashbacks. The painstaking effort taken to build on characterisation is what made it stand out for us, a crucial factor many shows ('Heroes' being the one with the most unrealized potential) had chosen to neglect at peril. Thought-provoking and with every episode ending on an edge of your seat cliffhanger, "Lost" became part of our lives. Ingrained constantly in the back of our minds, it made us view other inferior TV shows with disdain. This is not only the best television series ever, it has elevated the benchmark of TV programming-often viewed as an unworthy opponent of the big screen, all the way to the uppermost pantheon of storytelling alongside cinema's finest.

5 STARS!

All about Lost