BFI London Film Festival 2012: ‘Children of Sarajevo’ review

★★★☆☆ Winner of the Un Certain Regard award at the 65th Cannes Film Festival, Aida Begic’s Children of Sarajevo (Djeca, 2012) is a tightly-focused drama, portraying life in contemporary Bosnia from the point of view of the war orphans now reaching maturity. Marija Pikic plays Rahima, a 23-year-old woman who, Continue Reading

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Film Review: Private Peaceful

★★★☆☆ Pat O’Connor’s Private Peaceful (2012) is a finely-told story of two young brothers, battling the ups n downs of childhood, the confusion and difficulties in adolescence and two of the more troubling things that could happen during the life of a young man: fighting a war for your country Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘Hit and Run’

★☆☆☆☆ Hit and Run (2012) is one of the many films spawned under the influence of broad, masculine-driven US comedies like 2009’s The Hangover, where stereotypes are in abundance and bad taste is essential. Unfortunately for writer, co-director and lead actor Dax Shepard, his attempt of writing a comedic script Continue Reading