SICARIO by Denis VILLENEUVE

This was such an eye opener – many movies have been done on the drug trade and drug cartels but Denis really captures the horror of this war. The scene of when they first enter Mexico is one that won’t leave my mind – driving through a ravaged city with bodies literally hanging from bridges […]

The South Africa House Party

This is South Africa House Party hosted by the NFVF Foundation is quickly becoming the events to not miss during the film festival. Lots of great South African delicacies with an abundance of wine and champagne and the amazing chocolate fountain for your ice cream desert at the end. The music is always amazing making […]

Amy by Asif Kapadia

What a talent – what a waste to lose her so young. The world is definitely poorer with her passing. Such an authentic jazz musician who wrote and sang about her life and bared her soul for us all to see. Seeing her journey from that clean and vivacious teenager when she first started out and […]

Mad Max Fury Road Review

This was so well done by George Miller. Interesting to hear Tom Hardy talk about George Miller’s style – no script just sketches – he felt completely lost at first but in the end found this style of filming quite inspiring. This is one high octane movie from start to finish with a lot of […]

Mommy

Xavier Dolan writes and directs Mommy this foreign film with sub titles. At 25 years old, writer/director Xavier Dolan has already made his 5th feature film with his newest movie Mommy, a story about a working class mother struggling to raise her violent, ADHD son. Starring Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon and Suzanne Clement, the […]

The Search

The Search is directed by Michael Hazanavicius and depicts the horror and inhuman violence in the second Chechen War in 1999. This is a remake of Fred Zinnemann’s 1948 wartime melodrama. The movie takes us through the story of four lives that are somehow connected and brought together by a twist of fate. It’s strangely […]

Timbaktu

I went to see this movie because it was in competition but I had no idea what this movie was about – no idea of the story, where it came from what it was about until now that I’ve seen it. And I still don’t really have a clear idea exactly what I saw. There […]

Saint Laurent

This is a YSL bio pic and Pierre Niney starres as the legendary fashion designer who goes from a teenager designing dresses in his house in Algeria to becoming the creative director of Dior and branching out to starting his own multi million dollar label. Along the way he falls in love with his business […]

Captives – Ryan Reynolds

The Captives is a kidnapping thriller starring Ryan Reynolds – I was a little hesitant taking into consideration the last few movies Reynolds starred in but I should have had a bit more faith especially with Adam Egoyan as the director – he paints an intriguing and beautiful spectacle up on the screen. The Captives […]

Mr Turner

Director Mike Leigh shows the last 25yers of J.M.W Turners life. He was a famous painter of Maritime and landscapes scenes and was one of the early practitioners of what would later be called impressionism – at the time nobody really new what it was. The movie doesn’t really cover this well at all even […]