With Little Miss Sunshine, Michael Arndt, the Oscar winning screenwriter, completely challenges the idea of bifurcating people into two sets of ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ – two extreme zones, cultivated by the society, that is just not true and is a very problematic idea of success that we put ourselves through.
Reviewed by: Suvo Pyne Inland Empire is a difficult film to watch. Even before the film takes a sharp turn in style of filmmaking in the middle act, upon which the narrative…
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Every time I watch a 9/11 movie, the first thing I do is dig about the film’s authenticity. How much of it was true to the original happenings and how much of it was fictionalised to create drama and if I am comfortable with the added drama. The thing with 9/11 is that it leaves a lot of room for dramatisation and unnecessary heroism and when handled by a not so mature filmmaker, it easily ends up becoming a propaganda film, an ‘american’ film. Fortunately, nothing like that happens in Paul Greengrass’ United 93.
If a movie opens with a guy squirting fire from his penis, you know what to expect. And yet, you’re not prepared for what awaits. György Pálfi’s Taxidermia is a three course meal of lust, gluttony and pride. It spans over three generations of Balatony family- a lecherous soldier, an athlete in sport of speed eating and a taxidermist. The only connecting link among them is their unhealthy obsessions. This Hungarian tragicomedy is full of sickeningly surreal vignettes, but even the most outlandish imagery.