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Django Unchained

Django Unchained review

Django Unchained is the long-awaited return of Quentin Tarantino,  After an uninspiring run of movies, Django is paradoxically uncharacteristic of previous Tarantino movies, and at the same time, a brutal return to form and perhaps his best work since Pulp Fiction. You are in for one hell for a ride. To clarify, Django ... Read More »

Les Misérables

Les Miserables Movie Review

  It’s been hard to ignore the atmosphere, heavy with anticipation for Tom Hooper’s adaptation of Les Misérables. It’s been a production that has been well-documented, heavily-marketed and as such, has ridden a wave of hype all the way to the box office. It is no doubt a cinematic event, however, ... Read More »

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

To say that the documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi is not about sushi, may appear to be a provocative (and possibly ridiculous) position at first but if you’ll indulge my explanation, I’d like to clarify. In a world of convenient consumerism, mass production and disposable commodities there are few stories of ... Read More »

Life of Pi

Life of Pi Movie Review

Back in 2004 I had just finished Yann Martel’s brilliant novel, Life of Pi. It had been a breathtaking read; a fantastical narrative and a deeply spiritual and philosophical journey that had left me with an infinite number of questions and mixed feelings, as well as a sense of catharsis that ... Read More »

Jackpot Review

  Jackpot is the second cinematic adaptation to come from writer Jo Nesbø, and after the success, both critically and artistically, of Headhunters it has a lot to live up to and thankfully, it does not disappoint. From the explosive and darkly comic opening that includes “pussy”, a shotgun and some degree ... Read More »