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‘Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In an exhausting search for the truth about her young mother’s untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.’ If you go solely off the list of awards, Awakened, has received, that would be enough alone to warrant you watching and giving up… Read More

“It seems to me I am trying to tell you a dream – making a vein attempt, because no relation of a dream can convey the dream sensation.” – Joseph Conrad I dream, a lot, consistently every night – usually three or four times. I happen to remember them too. When you had several dreams… Read More

One-eyed, 11 year old Kubo in ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ sounds like an unlikely hero in almost every respect, yet this mythic, animated fable, set in Japan in the era of the Samurai, corresponds to Joseph Campbell’s 17 step narrative template called The Hero’s Journey. The movie’s screenplay writers, Marc Haimes and Chris Butler, know… Read More

Shark movies are one of those populations-scarers having the misfortune of peaking too early. Nary a good one has been made, and everyone’s kinda given up since Jaws did it better four decades ago – all too eagerly passing the hot potato for Sharknado to satirise a mildy-amusing monstrosity. The mistake made by most is… Read More

I was intrigued by the title. EAST MEETS WEST. In all caps?   And the description.  A documentary featuring actor Morgan Benoit (Forbidden Kingdom, Into the Badlands), students from the Laizhou Martial Arts School of Shandong Province China and Gold Drum & Bugle Corps of Southern CA.   In my little corner of the world… Read More

Brooklyn is the story of a young Irish woman named Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) who immigrates to the United States during the early 1950s in search of a better life. Facing many challenges in her new home in Brooklyn, including the heartbreak of leaving her family behind, she forms a relationship with a young working-class… Read More

Missing Child is one of those films which successfully manages to combine innovation and entertainment. Initially, you’d think this a film of a young woman who goes looking for her real parents. She has never known them, having been kidnapped at a young age. What you got is a story which is far more complex than… Read More

David O.Russell does it again, with a movie casting the golden favourites of Hollywood’s children. Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro bring their usual pizzazz to the screen, with a unique story set back in the early 1990’s. The trio introduce characters so profoundly modest, it is almost refreshing. The film received two… Read More

Judging the quality of a movie that’s so esoteric is an intriguing task when you yourself aren’t awfully versed in the subject matter. This is after all, about the 2008 financial crisis.   Should The Big Short be weighed by its accessibility or its faithfulness to those who speak the financial vernacular? In such cases,… Read More

In 1950’s outback Australia, Tilly Dunnage returns to her hometown of Dungatar with her Singer sewing machine and a tea chest of beautiful fabrics to take care of her sick mother, Molly.  Molly has mental health issues and is known to the town as ‘Mad Molly’ living alone in a rundown house at the top… Read More