Cemetery of Splendour

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It has been six years since Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul swooped the Palme D’or at Cannes for his beguiling  movie ‘Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives’, and now he is back with another mystical tale that is heavy on fantasy, and very light on an actual narrative. The filmmaker himself has actually described this film as being … Continue reading




ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW

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The most interesting thing about this rather surreal and intensely weird black comedy is the fact that it was clandestinely filmed at a Disney Park without permission.  It would never have been granted anyway if writer/director Randy Moore had bothered to ask, as he so obviously hates Disney and everything it stands for.  According to … Continue reading



LIFE OF PI

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Academy Winner Director Ang Lee is a masterful storyteller from ‘The Ice Storm’ to ‘Brokeback Mountain’ he never fails to totally engage our imagination with the magnificent and moving films he make. This time out he has taken the award-winning global best-selling novel by Yann Martel and turned into a phenomenal visual delight. The story … Continue reading



Beasts of the Southern Wild

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This movie was unquestionably the biggest breakout hit of SUNDANCE 2012.   I will fess up that it hadn’t even entered my radar until  everyone (that I respected) at the Festival was raving about it, and so much so that the Organizers thankfully scheduled an extra P + I Screening so i could join a … Continue reading



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