Category: drama

REVIEW: All is True (2018)

England, 1613. After his iconic Globe Theatre burns to the ground - the result of a misfired cannon effect - playwright William Shakespeare (Kenneth Branagh) returns home to Stratford-Upon-Avon and a family he barely knows. To an extent you can see the hubris from orbit: actor/director Kenneth Branagh, widely regarded as his generation's finest Shakespearean ...

REVIEW: Pink and Gray (2016)

In the opening moments of Pink and Gray, a new film by director Ikao Yukisada, we watch a young woman lead a contemporary dance troupe. At the same time an impeccably well dressed young man in an expensive apartment climbs onto a stool, wraps a rope around his neck and hangs himself. A friend arrives and ...

REVIEW: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)

Disaffected commercials director Toby Grisoni (Adam Driver) walks off the location shoot of his latest commercial when he realises he is close to the Spanish hilltop village where he shot his first ever film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Hoping to reconnect with his non-actor cast, he finds the beautiful Angelica (Joana Ribeiro) is missing ...

REVIEW: L’Animale (2018)

Mati (Sophie Stockinger) is a sullen 17 year-old reaching the end of high school. She spends her time away from school either assisting in her mother's veterinary surgery, or hanging around with a group of rebellious boys on motorcycles. One of the boys, Sebi (Jack Hofer), has romantic aspirations. Mati's eyes, however, are on Carla ...

REVIEW: Rafiki (2018)

  Kena (Samantha Mugatsia), a Kenyan teenager, works at her father's corner store while waiting for her high school test results. Her father is running for local government, against a slick, corporate incumbent. When Kena meets the vibrant and aggressive girl Ziki (Sheila Munyiva), their immediate friendship turns to romance - one with the potential ...

REVIEW: Land of Hope (2012)

A massive earthquake hits Japan's east coast, sending a nuclear reactor into meltdown and forcing the evacuation of the area. A 20 kilometre-wide exclusion zone is rapidly set up, with anybody within the zone urgently driven out of their homes. Dairy farmer Yasuhiko (Isao Natsuyagi) lives exactly 20 kilometres from the reactor. The line of ...