Departures

Movies, Drama

Departures

No Comments 26 December 2016

Christmas 2016. This wonderful film from Japan landed in my house during the holidays. It has been circling the airwaves since 2008. I am glad it finally reached me. The film won an Oscar for best foreign film and it is a treat fitting the holiday spirit. At the center of Depatures is Daigo, a thirty something cello player (Masahiro Motoki) in Tokyo whose classical orchestra closes down. Because he just had spent $US 150,000 on a cello he is now in a real fix. The event triggers soul-searching.

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Hacksaw Ridge

Movies, Drama

Hacksaw Ridge

No Comments 23 December 2016

I saw this film on the weekend after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. The Donald as the commander-in-chief of the most powerful military in the world is not a comforting thought.

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Boy

Movies, Drama

Boy

No Comments 26 November 2016

Enchanted by The Hunt for the Wilderpeople, I rented Taika Waititi’s earlier film Boy. It is not as mesmerizing as the The Hunt but it still a tour de force of creativity.

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Movies, Comedy

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

No Comments 23 October 2016

Once in a while one comes across a film that is very special. Hunt for the Wilderpeople should clearly be on your list of must-see film.

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Finding Dori

Movies, Phantasy

Finding Dori

No Comments 26 June 2016

All weekend I have been reeling from the Brexit vote shock. The only time my mind could forget this calamity while watching *Finding Dori* at the cinema.

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Marley

Movies, Documentary

Marley

No Comments 21 April 2016

Like so many other people around the world, I love Bob Marley’s music. A few years ago a documentary was made about his life made.

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The Reverent

Movies, Drama

The Reverent

No Comments 13 April 2016

I had heard that The Reverent contains a lot of graphic violence and was not that good.

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