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CPD’s John Hughes Blogathon: Baby’s Day Out (1994)

Who would have guessed that Baby’s Day Out (1994) was written and produced by John Hughes? Here’s another review for Cinema Parrot Disco‘s amazing John Hughes blogathon! As always, do check out all the other reviews and posts in this blogathon as they have been excellent. Lots of wonderful music, quotes, and reviews of eminently […]

Only God Forgives (2013): “Time to meet the devil.”

An intentionally symbolic story about revenge, Only God Forgives (2013, dir. Nicholas Winding Refn) is the story of Julian (Ryan Gosling), who runs a boxing club in Bangkok, Thailand, but also does quite a bit of drug smuggling on the side. When a member of his family is slaughtered, Julian’s mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) convinces him that […]

Anna Karenina (2012): “Romantic love will be the last delusion of the old order.”

Based on one of my favourite books of all time, by the magnificent Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (2012) is a tragic story about love and lust, society, marriage, loyalty, and the conflict between traditional and modern Russian values. It centres on the titular character Anna (Keira Knightley), who is in a stable but monotonous relationship […]

Escape From Tomorrow (2013): “You could be a host and not even know it.”

It’s a small world after all. Escape From Tomorrow (2013) is the debut film by writer-director Randy Moore. It is a psychological-horror-sci-fi-thriller centered around Jim and his family, who are on the last day of their holiday at Walt Disney World in Florida. Early in the morning, Jim learns that he has been fired from […]