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Life, Above All (Review)

Life, Above All (Review)

An Emotional Saga Based on the novel Chandra’s Secret by Allan Stratton and directed by Oliver Schmitz,Life, Above All opens with a scene where 12 year old school girl Chanda visits the undertaker to choose a tiny coffin for her baby sister, Sarah.After this,rumour spreads across the village that her mother is affected by Aids […]

A Prophet (2009) – Review

In a nutshell – Undeniably one of the best gangster movies ever made. A Prophet depicts the life of a young Arab boy, Malik el Djebena who is shy and timid, imprisoned in a French prison. The transformation phase of the timid boy to a remorseless gangster during his six year term in prison is […]

Even the Rain (2010) -Review

In a nutshell: A movie within a movie which gets deeper in your heart. Even the Rain is a Spanish film directed by Iciar Bollain. The story starts with Mexican film director Sebastian ,his producer Costa , and his crew.They arrive at Cochabamba, Bolivia to shoot their film about Christopher Columbus and his first explorations, […]

Le Havre (2011) – Review

Le Havre (2011) – Review

In a nutshell – Le Havre is a warmly felt drama with subtle humor. Protagonist is Marcel Marx, A Shoeshiner, who makes a peaceful living with his wife Arletty and a dog Laika in city of Le Havre. He incidentally meets an African boy, Idrissa, who is being sought by French authorities as illegal immigrant. […]

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (2003) – Review

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (2003) – Review

In a nutshell – A Buddhist Fable portrayed beautifully with perfect simplicity. A movie can be fueled by violence, crime, thrill, or mystery for the audience to get moved by it. But this movie has done it with pure simplicity. The drama is about an old Buddhist monk and a boy living in a temple […]

Delicatessen (1991) – Review

Delicatessen (1991) – Review

In a nutshell –   a surrealistic black comedy centered in a post apocalyptic world Delicatessen is the second movie of Jean-Pierre Jeunet  I’m watching after the notable “Amelie” and this movie really explains that the director’s imagination is boundless. May be like Terry Gilliam who is famous for Twelve Monkeys, Brazil etc … The story […]

Vazhakku En 18/9 – Review

Vazhakku En 18/9 In a Nutshell – Eternity of love is never shown like this in any tamil movie before. Kadhal and kalloori fame Balaji Sakthivel has once again proved that he is one of the best story-tellers in tamil cinema. Plot – As the title suggests, the story is about a crime and its […]