Tag: film

REVIEW: Arctic (2018)

A man (Mads Mikkelsen) takes shelter in a crashed light aircraft, one that has been half-buried in the snow of the Arctic tundra. He lives alone, the sole survivor of a deadly crash. When a helicopter arrives and, in the most disastrous of coincidences, crashes as well, he finds himself caring for a badly injured ...

REVIEW: Cold Pursuit (2019)

Nelson Coxman (Liam Neeson) lives a quiet life as a snowplow driver in a Colorado ski town. His long, dedicated service has seen him receive Citizen of the Year. His idyllic life is shattered when his adult son is found dead, apparently from a heroin overdose. Refusing to believe the evidence, he soon discovers his ...

REVIEW: Kaili Blues (2016)

The following synopsis is going to severely under-sell Kaili Blues, but here goes: Chen (Yongzhong Chen) is a reformed ex-con living in China's Guizhou province. He operates a small medical clinic with an elderly colleague, although of late he has become concerned about how his disreputable brother is treating his nephew Weiwei (Feiyang Luo). When he learns ...

REVIEW: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Four teenagers in detention find themselves sucked inside an old Jumanji videogame cartridge, receiving new bodies (played by Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black) and a life-or-death mission to save the fictional jungle nation from an evil archaeologist. Escaping the game means defeating the villain, and each of them only has three in-game lives ...

REVIEW: Jellyfish Eyes (2013)

There is a long, rich tradition of fine artists making a transition into filmmaking. It is, after all, just another medium for expression- and a primarily visual one at that. American painter Julian Schnabel made the jump with his excellent 1996 biographical drama Basquiat, before moving on to acclaimed films like Before Night Falls and The Diving Bell and the ...

REVIEW: Duckweed (2017)

Xu Tailang (Deng Chao) is a successful young race car driver who is estranged from his father Zhengtai (Eddie Peng). While arguing with his father in the car, Tailang accidentally crashes into a passing train. Instead of waking up in hospital, he wakes in 1998 to meet his father as a teenager - as well ...

REVIEW: Candleshoe (1977)

Casey (Jodie Foster) is a wayward teenager who bounces from one Los Angeles foster family to another. She is lifted from her rough life by con artist Harry Bundage (Leo McKern), who offers her a chance to get in on the criminal opportunity of a lifetime: impersonate a missing British heiress, and search the Elizabethan ...