For me, It is more successful as a coming-of-age tale than a scary movie. After last year’s excellent Netflix TV series Stranger Things where a bunch of likeable outcasts gang up against nefarious forces, It loses some steam in terms of novelty. Perhaps it is just me – I never get frightened with CGI ghost […]Read more "It (2017)"
Putting an exclamation point in a one-word film title feels pretentious and presumptuous, but Darren Aronofsky earned it many times over in a maddening foray into the female psyche. What a beautiful nightmare this is! Laden with metaphors and suffused with symbolisms, this one will mess with your mind. On the surface it is easy […]Read more "Mother! (2017)"
Entertaining buddy-cop action flicks have not been lighting up the screens for some time. In comes Midnight Runners which tweaks the well-trodden formula and the result is one crackerjack of a super-fun thriller. So far this year, no other movie has made me laugh so heartily. Gi Jun (Park Seo Jun), aka Mr Action, and […]Read more "Midnight Runners (2017)"
Mew are a Danish alternative rock band, consisting of Jonas Bjerre (lead vocals), Johan Wohlert (bass) and Silas Utke Graae Jørgensen (drums). Whilst their music may be classified as indie and on occasion progressive rock, Bo Madsen, guitarist who left the band in 2015, said “I usually say we are ‘indie stadium’. A mix between ‘feelings’ and […]Read more "Concert (3 Sep 2017) – Mew"
Growing up I love watching emotionally manipulative tear-jerkers. These come in all shapes, sizes and languages. The most awesome sub-genre of this category will be those that have the protagonist suffering from some kind of malaise or having a terrible physical handicap. The Chinese cinema have 汪洋中的一條船 which has heart-throb Qin Han without legs (actually […]Read more "Black (2005)"
This swansong of a review for the series was originally written in November 2011! Seeing that the Blu-ray boxset is about to be released next month, I am all excited again. Just watched the last episode of the final fifth season yesterday and IMHO it ranks up there with MASH’s. So poignant and heartfelt… and […]Read more "TV Series: Friday Night Lights (S1-S5)"
The perpetual rain on a Thursday evening didn’t help matters, but on hind thought it couldn’t have been more apt for the music of the band. And The Capitol as the venue was just classy, a clash of the retro and the modern. It brought back tonnes of memories for me. This was the cinema […]Read more "Concert (17 Aug 2017) – Cigarettes After Sex"