Tag Archives: oscar nominated

Two New Releases: Arrival (2016); Hidden Figures (2016).

Despite my sluggish rate of posting film reviews recently due to insane work life and trying to find some time to sleep, I actually did find the time to watch two new films at the cinema recently – two Oscar-nominated films, no less. And somewhat in celebration of International Womens’ Day on the 8th of […]

The Missing Picture (2013): Quick-shot review!

This is an Oscar-nominated documentary film with a twist – where the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia are illustrated through the medium of clay models. The Missing Picture (2013) is a special film, where director Rithy Panh creates his narrative through both clay models and archival footage to tell a very personal […]

Blindspot 2015: Shame (2011)

A film that was on my blindspot list (and shame list, ironically) for too long, Shame (2011) is a confronting and emotionally raw masterpiece by director Steve McQueen. Brandon (Michael Fassbender) lives a very private existence in New York City, a carefully maintained lifestyle that allows him to indulge in his sex addiction. However this […]

Before Sunrise (1995): “Isn’t everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?”

The first of director Richard Linklater’s famed trilogy, Before Sunrise (1995) is a quirky yet bittersweet romantic tale about two young lovers who meet on a train from Budapest to Vienna. After being stuck next to an awkwardly argumentative couple on the train, CĂ©line (Julie Delpy) moves seats and by chance sits near handsome Jesse […]