Film Review: ‘Las Acacias’

★★★★☆ Camera d’Or winner Las Acacias (2011), directed by Argentinian filmmaker Pablo Giorgelli and starring Germán de Silva and Hebe Duarte, is a potent film of subtlety, silence and charm. This is a road movie with a difference following single mother Jancita (Duarte) and baby Anahí (Nayra Calle Mamani) as Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘Surviving Life’

★★★★★ Surviving Life (2011), Jan Švankmajer’s latest cinematic work, offers little in the way of surprises to those familiar with his unique directorial style, yet still manages to succeed in creating a psychoanalytical masterpiece through a combination of striking visuals and an endearing story of love and fantasy.Taking on the Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘Hugo’

★★★★☆ The 3D debate looks set to be blown wide open with the release of Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese’s Hugo (2011), the renowned filmmaker’s first attempt at utilising this new technology. Alongside Wim Wenders’ Pina and Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams (also both released earlier this year), Scorsese’s Continue Reading