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Manda Bala
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Manda Bala

★★★★☆ Dir: Jason Kohn (2007) The most populated city in the Southern hemisphere, Sao Paolo is no picnic. There, it is said, you either steel with a pen or a gun. Errol Morris‘ protegé Jason Kohn took his cameras to the corrupt city in 2004 to take a look at what went wrong, how people are exploiting the exploited … Continue reading

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Review

The Grand Budapest Hotel

★★★★★ Dir: Wes Anderson (2013) The battle lines have long since been drawn. We all know this. The internet and the mouths, innumerable, are, and really always have been, at odds with Wes Anderson. The imaginative director, dishing out his 8th feature this month has become a point of contention for the battle crying “indie” film makers … Continue reading

Snowpiercer
Review

Snowpiercer

★★★★☆ Dir: Bong Joon-ho (2013) This dystopian thriller from The Host‘s Bong Joon-ho marks the South Korean directors first english language film among many others making the jump to the U.S of A over the last year or so. The “top three” and their assault on Hollywood is now complete with the sleek and very interesting Snowpiercer hitting screens all over Europe … Continue reading

Better Living Through Chemistry
Review

Better Living Through Chemistry

★★☆☆☆ Dir: Geoff Moore & David Posamentier (2013) Sam Rockwell‘s charming roguish personality is seriously wasted in this paint by numbers comedy in which a mild-mannered and neglected father and chemist finds a release on his boredom for life by starting an affair with a femme fatal (Olivia Wilde) and who begins self mediating from his own stock. … Continue reading

Grand Piano
Review

Grand Piano

★★★★☆ Dir: Eugenio Mira (2013) Spanish director Eugenio Mira has pulled off this rather tidy piece of fluffy suspense incredibly well; Using it’s insane premise to showcase a wonderful technical brain for high tension film making and essentially producing an old-fashioned 90 minute chamber piece with nods to Alfred Hitchcock and, most strikingly, Brian De Palma, … Continue reading