Carancho (2010)

“Blood is everywhere. Vultures take shelter beneath the disorder.” Argentinian filmmaker Pablo Trapero marks his resurgence of naturalistic, nourish drama revolves around road accidents and insurance scam. A profuse plot describes the life in his country, illuminated by flares of violence, the stenches of desperateness and moral destitution. The claustrophobic thriller bolstered by a sturdy…

Taste of Cherry (1997): Confessing the heart in us

No time stands still, so is the breeze ruffled the passing away of Abbas Kiarostami today. The hardest part of his works is not holding the pain, it’s holding his memory and the loneliness. The past beats inside me and here’s the moment that’s fond remembering him with the taste of cherry…. Come celebrate the…

Mr. Arkadin (1955): Noir at its finest

Mr. Arkadin remains Orson Welles’s one of the most imaginative and reverberating films of all times. It’s a French-Spanish co-production, first released in 1955 and also has an alternative title “Confidential Report”. Mr Arkadin is based on a series of radio plays centering on Welles’ character from The Third Man. As such beholds the complicated…

Salvatore Giuliano (1962): Non Linear Sicily

Francesco Rosi’s crusading endeavor about the Sicilian bandit Salvatore Giuliano’s story is an outstanding effort of a non-fictional theme which reckons into an intricate structure and its interpretation of events shot in a neo-realist documentary. An implausible flair of non-linear cinematic investigation made in 60’s when radical Italian cinema was at an impasse. Rosi’s extraordinary…

Still Life (2006):In silence we remain

Longed for Jia Zhangke’s film Still Life, this was made in a period of Chinese economic supremacy and the narrative disseminates a contemporary drama about a city preparing to be sunk in the service of China’s Three Gorges hydro-electric dam project.  Perhaps this is said to be the biggest controversy of Modern day China, which…

Beasts of No Nation (2015): Unflinchingly brutal

To watch Beasts of No Nation is to be provoked, shelled and insatiable. The movie questions the truth of your surrounds, spins further into inexplicable, indomitable, primal fear, and loss of selfhood in a powerful and unusual narration directed by American film-maker Cary Joji Fukunaga. “Beasts of No Nation” is Uzodinma Iweala’s enthralling debut novel…

Marshland (2014): Into the crimped damp place

Alberto Rodriguez’s Spanish thriller Marshland “La isla minima” is a blistering crime chronicle of what you would call a shade of the history so stand stricken where never fell the foot or shone the face through the sight of rural Spain, an hour south to the marshlands of Andalusia, producing a fabulous illustration of the…

Sicario (2015): The Hitman

Quite longed of the drug land and French Canadian director Denis Villeneuve comes out with a ruthless thriller, finely accomplished, and probably one of the best cinemas in 2015. Sicario métier resonance of superbly inscribed by Taylor Sheridan. Villeneuve’s emergence has accomplished to compel both critics and audiences with his unique filmic panache and fresh…

De Behandeling (2014): Le thriller shoc

Your true beliefs are known in agony Hans Herbots De Behandling (The Treatment) is a perturbing anxious fare and deceitfully styled with all its Nordic noire flavour in cachet of dark, complex crime thriller. This Belgian adaptation of British author Mo Hayder’s novel is intense and restrained. You tend to sense the complexity in between…

Wolf Totem (2015): The nature of the wolf spirit

The strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack -Rudyard Kipling Wolf Totem feats French director Jean-Jacques Annaud’s adeptness for the exploration, and this time to the isolated grasslands of Inner Mongolia. The story is based on Lu Jiamin’s personal experiences of his eleven years spent as…

Sideways (2004): Unpalatable purple liquid

“I’m so insignificant; I can’t even kill myself.” An enjoyable excursion of two middle aged friends to the wine country of Santa Barbara is the theme of Alexander Payne’s Sideways. It’s a simple, witty, intelligent tale and moving ardor, through the experience of those seven days of tour-de-wine with all its apparent paraphernalia of a…

The Secret in their Eyes (2009): Gate of Memory

There is so much in the fate that one couldn’t control and rightly “The Secret in their Eyes” in its subtle start, gives an impression to go on forever. This Argentinian detective and mystery plot peg on the celluloid into a masterpiece, blend in intoxication as in the brightest and least ambiguous of elements of…