Mannequin1 November 21

80′s Library: Mannequin

It’s been a very long time since I’ve written a blog post for my beloved feature, 80’s Library.  I was inspired by an 80’s film I happened to see on TV recently: Mannequin.  It’s a silly film about a mannequin who comes to life, but it’s so darn entertaining that I can’t help but enjoy […]

The Imitation Game November 20

The Imitation Game

Based on Andrew Hodges book Alan Turing: The Enigma, Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game is a fast-paced tale that focuses on a race against the clock to break a seemingly unbreakable code. The source of the dilemma is the Enigma machine, a device that could shift the war in the Allies favor if cracked. Filled […]

The Sea is All I know November 19

Shorts Spotlight: The Sea is All I Know

Back in 2012, when writing for another site, I was fortunate enough to get a chance to review the emotionally gripping The Sea is All I Know during the height of its awards run. Two years later the film is finally available for mass consumption and it still packs the same punch today as it […]

Dear White People 4 November 18

Dear White People

An unexpected thing occurred while watching Justin Simien brilliant comedy Dear White People. A wave of emotion washed over me, one that is tough to put in words. Sitting in a cavernous theatre with six other individuals, I was instantly transported back to my own university days. It was as if a time capsule had […]

sceneitnov201415 November 17

I Have Scene It Before

It is time to test your film knowledge with the November edition of I Have Scene It Before. Last month 19 of the 21 films were identified. The two films that proved challenging were: the zombie horror-comedy Dead Snow (#7) and the 1987 comedy Summer School (#12). Here is this month’s selection of film scenes. […]

Fasten Your Seatbelts November 15

EUFF 2014: Fasten Your Seatbelts

Working in a picturesque cafe in Southern Italy, Elena (Kasia Smutniak) dreams of owning her own business with her best friend Fabio (Filippo Scicchitano). When not toiling away at work, the pair enjoy spending time with their lively friend Sylvia (Carolina Crescentini). However, Elena is not too fond of Sylvia’s obnoxious mechanic boyfriend Antonio (Francesco […]

Reel Asian - Brahmin Bulls 2 November 14

Reel Asian 2014: Brahmin Bull

Sid Sharma’s (Sendhil Ramamurthy) life is in a tailspin that he cannot seem to get out off. His marriage has eroded to the point where he and his wife Ellie (Cassidy Freeman) have temporarily separated for the last or six month with no sign of resolution. To make matters worse, after years of paying his […]

Mourning Grave November 13

Reel Asian 2014: Mourning Grave

In-su (Kang Ha-neul) has a knack for seeing ghosts, a talent that he opts to keep a secret from his peers. After living abroad, In-su returns to his hometown of Seoul to both seek advice from his uncle Sun-il (Kim Jung-tae), who also has this ability to see the paranormal, on how to deal with […]

interstellar November 12


Directed by Christopher Nolan, and co-written with his brother Jonathan, Interstellar is one ambitious science fiction drama. The plot involves a former pilot turned engineer, Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), who is tasked with going on a space mission to find a new world after Earth is ravaged by a horrific dustbowl. Upon discovering a series of […]

Fandry November 11

Reel Asian 2014: Fandry

In some places being considered “untouchable” is a sign of elite status, this is not the case in India though. Being part of the “untouchable” caste is a fate worse than death for some individuals. This is especially true for Jabya (Somnath Awghade) and his family in Nagraj Manjule’s heart-wrenching feature debut, Fandry. Coming from […]

Birdman 2 November 10

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) explores a week in the life of a once-famous film star, Riggan Thompson (Michael Keaton who plays the role with a sense of gravitas), as he tries to mount a comeback on Broadway. Haunted by his decision to walk way for the third […]

RA14-The Continent November 09

Reel Asian 2014: The Continent

A box office smash in China this past summer, The Continent is a film that has clearly connected with young audiences. Considering that the film is the feature debut from Han Han – a blogger, novelist, and race car driver – it is easy to expect something as diverse and ambitious as the man himself. […]


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