HBO have brought forward the screening of Bright Lights the greatly anticipated documentary on inseparable mother and daughter Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher after their recently untimely deaths. Directed by Oscar winning documentarian Fisher Stevens and his co-director Alexis Bloom, the movie premiered last May at the Cannes Film Festival to great acclaim. After a … Continue reading
Given that the rather impressive resume of Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín is made up of generally aggressive dramas interspersed with violence about his own country, then it is quite extraordinary that he chose such a high profile quintessential American subject such as ‘Jackie’ as his first English speaking movie. Larraín is on quite a high … Continue reading
It’s quite extraordinary that acclaimed Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín known mainly for his generally aggressive dramas interspersed with violence about his own country, should choose such a quintessential American story as Jackie for his first English speaking movie. The fact that he succeeds so well with his version of the accounts in the week that immediately followed the tragic assassination of President Kennedy in 1963 as seen through the eyes of his grieving widow is due mainly to Natalie Portman’s powerhouse performance as one of this country’s most iconic First Ladies.
What would have happened if God was gay in the very beginning when he started The Creation? There were some clues, as who else could have made the Garden of Eden full of all those fruits look so fabulous than some very artistic homo? And if so, would Eve be confined to just being Earth’s … Continue reading
One can only imagine when the Finnish Film Academy submitted Concrete Night as the country’s official submission for the Best Foreign Picture Oscar in 2014, that the Finnish Tourist Authorities must have had a royal fit. This deeply disturbing story is shot in a bleak unforgiving depressing public housing project in one of Helsinki’s rougher … Continue reading