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Review: Don’t Be Nice

— by BEV QUESTAD — This is Shakespeare on steroids, a poetic banquet of color, action, rhythm and sound that transcends expectations. Featuring The Bowery Poetry Club, new director Max Powers reveals the revolutionary bedrock of Slam Poetry through an energized pace, smashing colors and syncopated sound in film verité.[...]

Review: Official Secrets

— by RON WILKINSON — When a narrative fiction film is made based on a true story there cannot be a surprise ending. The viewer knows where the movie starts and where it ends. The fun is seeing how it gets there. Good supporting work helps, but in this flick Keira Knightley does it all. […][...]

Review: Imprisoned

— by BEV QUESTAD — The great Laurence Fishburne is a master, wielding a haunting script with the finesse of a graceful predator in seemingly complete power over his prey. From the opening scenes of trailer house poverty and wretched nightmares to the flashbacks of his cruelty as prison warden, Fishburne rules the screen with […][...]

Review: Becoming Nobody

— by BEV QUESTAD — Through 1968-71, while the US was blasting up Vietnam, I was searching for the ideal country and the perfect place to live. I learned different languages and attended foreign schools. I joined the many young people who were searching for something better. Inevitably we couldn’t find peace and justice in […][...]

Review: For Sama

— by BEV QUESTAD — On January 29, 2013, Aleppo woke up to a new massacre. Men with hands bound were found with gunshots in their heads floating downstream like trash bobbing on the current. A Syrian woman, Waad al-Kateab, now lauded as an award-winning photojournalist, filmed her experiences beginning in 2012 when the Syrian […][...]

Movies that make you think

Most people like to watch movies to help them relax mainly because movies enable them to escape their realities. The good thing about movies is that there are so many genres to suit everyone’s needs. They also come with different lessons for different kind of situations. To date, hundreds of thousands of movies have been […][...]

Top VR movies

Virtual Reality has slowly but surely taken hold of all the major entertainment platforms. Talk of VR games, VR online casinos and not forgetting online betting New Zealand casinos, and we also now have a plethora of VR movies. And if you are looking for a VR movie, we have a few suggestions that you […][...]

Review: Luce

— by RON WILKINSON — At first glance, a story about a traumatized and miraculously healed former Eritrean boy soldier. Adopted by near-perfect parents and plunked down in solidly middle class America, Luce has blossomed into the perfect teen. Charismatic, adult beyond his years and prodigious in his presentation, he wows them time and time […][...]

The best movies to watch with your kids

Parents often worry about what their kids could be watching and to what they are getting exposure. The world we are now living in has so much to offer when it comes to media content. With the advent of the internet and technology, our kids might be watching movies with a lot of adult content. […][...]

Review: The Girl in the Fog

— by RON WILKINSON — A girl leaves her silent house in a silent neighborhood saturated in fog. She leaves for a religion class, but she never arrives there. She has disappeared without a trace, leaving nothing behind her but the wet miasma. Fog outside, fog inside, fog in dreams and fog in memories. Whoever […][...]