Month: October 2019

‘BLIND’ in 2019 Filminute Film Festival

Indian filmmaker Abishek Swain’s one-minute film ‘BLIND’ is at its creative best while conveying the message of water conservation. The film is one of the selected 25 films from 18 countries vying for awards from both the jury and the worldwide audience at the Filminute Film Festival. Voting is now open as Filminute is inviting […]

Caroline (SHORT) – Humanizing a Complex Issue

Independent filmmakers are always creating wonderful films with their tremendous effort and introducing ideas we hardly see in mainstream films. And if it’s a short film, we can imagine how much creativity one needs to portray a character or present a story in limited run-time. The short film I recently watched is the 2018 Cannes […]

Downey as ‘Dolittle’ in the Upcoming Fantasy Adventure (Trailer)

Robert Downey Jr. plays the classic character Dr. John Dolittle – created by Hugh Lofting for the children’s book The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle – in the upcoming fantasy comedy adventure “Dolittle”. The film, directed by Stephen Gaghan, is releasing on January 17, 2020. This seems to be an exciting project for the Marvel hero […]

‘The Turning’ (Trailer) – Henry James’ Classic Ghost Story

Director Floria Sigismondi’s upcoming film “The Turning,” an adaptation of Henry James’ 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw, looks chilling and promising in the trailer. The film is slated for a January 24, 2020 release. Over the last few decades, several filmmakers have narrated different versions of the story, mostly inspired by the book. […]

‘And Soon the Darkness’ – Stupid Characters, Shallow Plot

Looks like Marcos Efron’s 2010-released horror thriller ‘And Soon the Darkness’ is nothing but a travel warning to all Americans not to venture into foreign locales, known for crimes. The storyline looks simple and predictable considering the notoriety of any less-crowded and crime-infested tourist place (for that matter anywhere in the world). The storyline goes […]

Sinister Circle (2017) – With an ancient Ouija board & a secret society

This Peruvian horror movie ‘Sinister Circle’ directed by Dorian Fernández-Moris, follows a psychologist (Fernanda) who returns from Mexico to her childhood place in Peru, together with her mute son (Julito), after hearing the news about her mother being hospitalized in a psychiatric hospital. A sequel to the director’s earlier film Cementerio General, the storyline of […]

In the Tall Grass (Netflix) – A Twisted Tale Suggesting Life & Choices

Directed by Vincenzo Natali and starring Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring“), the latest Netflix supernatural thriller ‘In the Tall Grass’ is based on a novella by father and son Stephen King and Joe Hill. While Stephen King is considered as the king of horror, somehow this story, in particular, does not deliver horror in the traditional […]

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