movie reviews

Death and the Maiden (1994) – intriguing suspense drama

Death and the Maiden (1994) – intriguing suspense drama

This Roman Polanski classic Death and the Maiden is indeed one of the films that brought many moral questions related to guilt, revenge, justice and punishment. The film surpass the cinematic boundaries with an authentic feel of play with only three characters on screen – and hence one of the finest opportunities for its actors to […]

Lockout (2012) – a laughable video-game sci-fi flick

Lockout (2012) – a laughable video-game sci-fi flick

Directed by James Mather and Stephen St. Leger, Lockout is nothing more than a video game-esque sci-fi flick with no worth whatsoever. In this film, if there is one thing that I want to reveal straightway is the laughable yet entertaining performance by Guy Pierce, who unsuccessfully tried to save the film from slick dialogues […]

Arbitrage (2012) – Richard Gere at his best

Arbitrage (2012) – Richard Gere at his best

Yes, as the name suggests, the film Arbitrage is about hedge fund management and business, but first time director Nicholas Jarecki has readily laced it with intriguing family drama to bring it to the taste of average moviegoers. Somehow written on the backdrop of recent financial crisis, the film illustrates the selfishness and acquisitiveness of the […]

Mesrine (2008) – Killer Instinct / Public Enemy #1

Mesrine (2008) – Killer Instinct / Public Enemy #1

This French language crime drama portrays the real life tale of gangster Jacques Mesrine. Killer Instinct is the first part in a sturdy two-part series. Directed by Jean-François Richet, part of the story is based on the autobiographical book L’instinct de mort (Killer Instinct) by the gangster. The second part – Public Enemy #1 – is […]

The Air I Breathe (2007) – About Life & Emotions

The Air I Breathe (2007) – About Life & Emotions

Korean-American filmmaker Jieho Lee’s debut directorial venture The Air I Breathe, albeit is not a critics’ choice, certainly has the star-cast and an intriguing plot that keeps the viewer engaged. The story line is based on the concept of four human emotions: Happiness, Pleasure, Sorrow and Love that together makes up the whole of human existence […]