Film Review: The American

The American is part thriller, part drama, and wholly bleak. Although the film is beautifully shot, the sombre air that pervades does not make it a particularly enjoyable film. Jack is a dangerous man, and a dangerous man to know. An assassin and gun-maker, Jack is sent to hide out in a remote Italian town before completing one last assignment. […]

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Film Review: The Peddler

The Peddler is amiable documentary that will have you smiling and laughing throughout. Directors Eduardo de la Serna, Lucas Marcheggiano and Adriana Yurcovich capture the action without judgement or negativity, resulting in a delightful film to watch. Daniel Burmeister travels around small Argentinian towns making films. His only request to the Mayor is for food and lodgings. Burmeister makes his […]

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Film Review: A Screaming Man

A Screaming Man is an affecting drama that eschews some initial humour for a serious and visceral narrative. Much of the film’s emotional clout is derived from the excellent performance of leading man Youssouf Djaoro. Former swimming champion Adam loves working at as a pool attendant along with his son Abdel at a hotel complex in Chad. After some reorganisation at […]

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Film Review: Pink Saris

Pink Saris is a documentary about Sampat Pal Devi, the leader of the ‘Pink Gang’ in Uttar Pradesh, India. The film is engaging, mainly due to the fascinating nature of the focal character. Documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto follows Sampat Pal as she strives to help women who have been victimised by tradition in the northern Indian state. Among the women […]

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Film Review: Buried

95 minutes of Ryan Reynolds trapped in a box shouldn’t work. 95 minutes of any actor in such a confined space shouldn’t work. Yet Buried does, and to great effect. American truck driver Paul Conroy wakes up buried in a coffin following an ambush in Iraq. Armed with only a mobile phone, Paul faces a race against time to get […]

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