movie musings

“Arrival”: Movie Musings

Science Fiction films have always provided a great platform for shaping strong female leads. Perhaps, for some, it was easier to imagine the existence of independent strong women in the imaginative worlds far far away.

Drama, DVD, world cinema

“In Between” (“Bar Bahar”): Film Review

There is a particular glamour to party nights in cities like Beirut or Tel Aviv – the proximity of the sea, the dark starry nights, suntanned boys and girls dancing the night away at impromptu gatherings, smoking on balconies and rooftop terraces, sometimes encountering that unexpected spark of attraction.

Berlinale 2019, Drama, DVD

“Mr. Jones”: Film Review

On the last day of 1930, a young man wrote a prescient article for the Cardiff Western Mail: “Liberty, for which fighters in Britain have struggled for centuries, is now considered pre-Victorian humbug throughout the world”.

Cannes 2019

“Give Me Liberty”: Film Review

The Cannes Film Festival audience at Directors’ Fortnight was euphoric – applause rolled on and on over the end credits as the frenetic energy of a mad dash of a film gradually settled.