Category: Drama

An impressive cast doesn’t save Todd Solondz from drowning along with his wiener-dog. :star: Zachary Cruz-Tan I don’t know Todd Solondz nor am I acquainted with his body of work,...
From the scent of freshly cooked pancakes, to a gentle breeze rustling through vivid pink cherry blossom, Naomi Kawase’s latest Cannes offering An is a sentimental and saccharine affair. :star:...

PIAF Lotterywest Festival Films – Tangerines

The complex nature of war and peace is pondered in this profound character study; nominated for Best Foreign Feature at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes earlier this year. :star:...
Sidney Lumet’s debut feature remains a benchmark in minimalist, dialogue-driven filmmaking, as Henry Fonda reminds us why we value human life. Zachary Cruz-Tan Twelve grown men are confined to a...

PIAF Lotterywest Festival Films – A Perfect Day

A unique approach to examining life inside a warzone fails to convince in Fernando Leon de Aranoa’s dramedy, A Perfect Day. :star: :star: ½ Rhys Graeme-Drury A Perfect Day sees...
1950s flick Sunset Boulevard is a defining and essential piece of Hollywood cinema – boosting its cast, writer/director, and an entire genre. Tom Munday Film noir, coming to fruition throughout...