Suicide Squad (2016) - review

The highly anticipated villain film in the DC cinematic universe has arrived! It features Harley Quinn, Deadshot and Captain Boomerang trying to save a city on Amanda Waller’s command. Oh and the Joker is in it too, I almost forgot! I only know about these characters what this film has shown me, so I am not at all aware of mis...

Sarah's Key (2010) - review

In July 1942, thousands of French Jews were brought to the Winter Velodrome in Paris by the French authorities to be transported to Nazi camps. When the gendarmes are at the Starzynskis’ door, Sarah Starzynski, ten years old, hides her younger brother in the closet and holds on to the key. The family is brought from the Velodr...

The Neon Demon (2016) - review

Jessie is a small-town girl who has moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of becoming a successful model. Because of her effortless beauty, she faces a lot of envy from models who have been struggling to make it in the business. Sounds rather bland, right? That’s what I thought before I watched Chris Stuckmann’s review. H...

Finding Dory (2016) - review

Thirteen whole years after the release of “Finding Nemo”, we can finally degust the sequel “Finding Dory”, which focuses more on the original’s lovable forgetful tang fish. Ellen DeGeneres obviously returns as Dory. We meet Dory when her parents teach her to stay away from the current with a nursing rhyme. As you may s...

Café Society (2016) - review

Susan Sarandon, I do have something good to say about Woody Allen. “Café Society” introduces us to Bobby Dorfman, the nephew of the famous Hollywood agent Phil Stern, who has moved from New York to Los Angeles to seek his fortune. He starts working for his uncle and quickly falls in love with his secretary. She is in a rela...

Whiplash (2014) - review

“Whiplash” introduces us to Andrew Neiman, a freshman at the Schaffer Conservatory in NYC, who aspires to be one of the greatest jazz drummers. Terence Fletcher, a brilliant yet intimidating teacher, invites him to be the alternative for his core drummer. As soon as the class starts, Andrew realises that Fletcher not only lo...

12 Angry Men (1957) - review

A jury of twelve men has to agree on the verdict of a young man who is accused of stabbing his father: guilty or not guilty; life or death. With the duration of the trial, the underlying motivations of some of the jurors and the scalding heat, this one-location court drama makes for a thrilling picture. Ever since I saw its appr...

The Jungle Book (2016) - review

Almost half a century after the animated film was released, there is a new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book”. It’s a new version of the story and our favourite characters Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera, Shere Khan and Kaa are all back. This film was shot entirely in front of a blue screen, which made me a little...

A Bigger Splash (2016) - review

Musician Marianne and her partner Paul’s laid-back life on an Italian island is brutally disturbed when Marianne’s boisterous former boyfriend shows up with his 22-year-old daughter. The performances in “A Bigger Splash” are wonderful: Tilda Swinton, who hardly speaks because her character is resting her voice after surg...