Ascension is a good idea but you need to buy into what you are watching. There is no “hand-holding” here and it becomes fairly clear, fairly quickly, that you will witness events as a fly-on-the-wall rather than as a narrative … Continue reading Ascension (2021) Review
Finding the truth and realism and shining a spotlight directly upon it has been a staple of cinema for a long time. This works particularly well when highlighting and showcasing cultural differences and The Farewell does this fantastically. The idea is a strange but apparently a very factual one; a wedding is “staged” to bring the extended family together to say goodbye to the Grandmother of the family, who is unaware that she is dying of cancer and the family want it to stay that way. From this description alone it feels like a quite morbid movie, and at times … Continue reading The Farewell (2019) Review
To start let’s make something perfectly clear: This is not a political post! Nor is it me hating on America, a country I have a lot of time and respect for. This is a post about the movies, or in particular … Continue reading How do the rest of the world feel when America saves them?