FILM REVIEW; QUEEN OF KATWE

It may be about chess, but Queen of Katwe is at its core that inspirational sports film angling towards a satisfying sentimental crescendo. Chess, of course, is a sport but my few film encounters with it (mostly involving Bobby Fischer) toe a line different to the one our director, Mira Nair, takes. The honest setting isContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; QUEEN OF KATWE”

FILM REVIEW; MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been brought to the big screen courtesy Jane Godlman’s adaption and director, Tim Burton’s welcome morbid sensibilities. Based on a Ransom Riggs novel of the same name, Miss Peregrine’s Home introduces us to the kids with gifts one would expect from a film with such a name, alsoContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN”

FILM REVIEW; THE NEON DEMON

I guess The Neon Demon, from Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, is at its core a satire. It narrows in on seemingly cynical cut throat high fashion world of LA and the aspirations of a young girl who desires what exactly? Therein lies the problem with Refn’s latest film; the screenplay crafts a compelling settingContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; THE NEON DEMON”