Film Reviews, International Film

REVIEW: Les Traducteurs (2019)

Language is important. More often than not, it’s not just what you say but how you say it. Being a good writer takes draft after draft of scored out sentences and deleted dialogue. It’s about weaving multiple plot points and characters together to create a…

Film Reviews, International Film

REVIEW: Undine (2021)

Water-based myths and folklore have long been mined for film, ranging from mainstream – Splash, Aquaman, Percy Jackson, Harry Potter (mainly Goblet of Fire) and the upcoming live-action The Little Mermaid to the tiny and independent – Evolution (France, 2015), 80s-mermaid-musical-horror The Lure (Poland, 2017,…

Film Reviews, International Film

REVIEW: Slalom (2021)

Affection or attention can easily be misconstrued as representing love, especially to those who are seemingly lacking these basic fundamentals. This can be seen for Lyz (Noée Abita), a fifteen year old skiing protégé undergoing an intensive training program in the French Alps, far away…

Film Reviews, International Film, Latest

REVIEW: Quo Vadis, Aida? (2021)

Quo Vadis, Aida? (2020) raises itself above other films about historical tragedies by also focusing on the aftermath of the Srebrenica Massacre. It illustrates the fact that there has been no closure for many who has their lives destroyed by this tragedy. They have been…

Film Reviews, International Film, Latest, Romance

REVIEW: The Affair (2021)

Every couple of years we get an adaptation of a trashy potboiler that blends Dynasty-style romantic melodrama with a tragic historical event that had a devastating impact on the lives of millions. These stories tend to devote more time to adulterous affairs than they do…

Comedy, Film Reviews, International Film, Latest

REVIEW: Keep An Eye Out (2021)

French Filmmaker Quentin Dupieux, DJ turned director, has made a name for himself in his native France with quirky surrealist films. His film Rubber encapsulated his hard-to-discern style and unorthodox approach to the world of filmmaking.  His latest, Keep An Eye Out (released in France…