Be Glad… (1970)

Woven Tongues I encountered one of those popular psychology ideas recently, the one that says that the music that was on the radio when you were 13 determines your taste in music. I supposed it could be true. I have a deeply sculpted life in cinema but music just flows in to be ‘liked’ or… Continue reading Be Glad… (1970)

Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

Circular Breathing I knew this filmmaker from “10 Canoes,” which was pretty delicate. I had also heard a variety of things about this film, but still I was not prepared for how deep the adventure would go. Most folks seem to comment on the character and his journey; it has some engaging moments and supposedly… Continue reading Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

Arthur (2011)

A Matter of Worlds Remakes embed a history of abstraction, so even though both the concerned films may be trivial and uninteresting, the story of their difference can be quite engaging. The original was simply constructed based on the drunk redemption story spliced onto the flexible rubber of romantic comedy. It was something of a… Continue reading Arthur (2011)

Kagbeni (2008)

Open Fist This is a Nepali movie, loosely based on the 1902 horror short story The Monkey’s Paw. The name is a district in Nepal; the film is the director’s first. The reason for a Nepalese film to be made is the same in Nepal as anywhere in the developing world. Films validate a people,… Continue reading Kagbeni (2008)

All that Jazz (1979)

Your Death Having just watched an energetic, colourful film on the overlap between life and death, I had to revisit this one from my past. It was one of my early experiences in folded narrative: • a film about a man written and directed by that very man, bent to create a fictitious persona. •… Continue reading All that Jazz (1979)

Antichrist (2009)

Contagious Brokenness Down the road from me is a coven of Christian filmmakers. It is a school and the purpose is to make films that evangelise. This fascinates me; generally their stories are about fighting the devil, a narrative that encompasses both what is in the film and what surrounds the making of the film.… Continue reading Antichrist (2009)

Life in a Day (2011)

Snail Eats Label Life in a day: The Scott brothers sponsor a film with YouTube. I suppose the idea from YouTube’s side is that ordinary people make films that are real, and that allow us to deeply share humanity… the kind of films you can find on Google’s YouTube. This film really is good, but… Continue reading Life in a Day (2011)