Love, Scott – Film review

Last night, my partner and I watched a 75 minute long documentary produced by the National Film Board of Canada. (You can watch the whole film for free online by clicking here or the film is at the end of this review.) The film had its own gradual pace, featured lots of subjective blurred images […]

Jojo Rabbit leaves butterflies in your stomach.

This is such an unexpectedly moving and funny film. It has a wild sense of humour, a stellar cast of actors and a beautiful love story. It denounces the danger of feeding people preconceived ideas about other cultures, fear mongering and putting people against each other. It’s easy to see that what is depicted in […]

Parasite, too clever for its own good

I discovered Bong Joon-Ho a few years ago when I saw his 2013 movie Snowpiercer. I was taken away by its power and imagination. It seamlessly mixed action and science fiction. Just like Snowpiercer, Parasite’s story revolves around confronting different classes of society, the rich vs. the poor, except this time, it’s not set in […]

Shoplifters, 2018 Palme d’or winner is simple, neutral, not that touching

Shoplifters, a Japanese film directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda.Seen on March 26, 2019 Impressions before seeing the film I decided to see this film at the last minute for 5 dollars at a local cinema in Toronto. The film won the Palme d’or in May 2018 when Cate Blanchett was the jury president of the Cannes […]

Roma, landmark feast for the eyes and ears but uneventful

“Roma” (2018, 2 h 15 min) was written, directed and produced by Alfonso Cuarón 6.5/10 Alfonso Cuarón’s latest film is another technical tour de force by the Mexican director. It’s “Gravity” set in Mexico. And, just like his previous films, “Roma” tells a meandering story that occasionally soars but is mostly banal and undramatic. The […]