THE JUNGLE BOOK (2016) was surprisingly wonderful. Can this compete?
Johnnie To's best film is DRUG WAR (2012). It is a five star crime thriller. The South Korean remake is called BELIEVER (2018), and begins its release roll-out this week.
It is Danish actor Nikolaj Lie Kaas’s birthday. His top 5 films:
- JUST ANOTHER LOVE STORY
- MEN & CHICKEN
- OPEN HEARTS
- THE GREEN BUTCHERS
- THE IDIOTS
Out to own today:
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Ds: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke.
S: Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes, David Gulpilil, Simone Landers, Bruce R. Carter, Natasha Wanganeen, Susie Porter, Kris McQuade, Caren Pistorius.
Royal wedding tourism blip aside, Brexit has permanently damaged Britain. That sound you hear is all the money leaving the country as our economy starts to tank. I'm watching a lot of zombie movies in preparation for the coming scramble for survival. (I'll still probably be the first to get eaten.)
CARGO is an Aussie zombie flick, which mixes in THE ROAD. It has something interesting to say about the country's genocidal past and racist present. However, the rest of the experience is bland. Its little spins on the genre are not enough.
It is actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s birthday. His top 5 films:
- GANGS OF WASSEYPUR
- PEEPLI (LIVE)
- RAMAN RAGHAV 2.0
- THE LUNCHBOX
I’ve just finished the novel, and am now ready for HBO’s new adaptation.
It is actor Chow Yun-Fat’s birthday. His top 5 films:
- CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON
- CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER
- HARD BOILED
- THE KILLER
Lars von Trier has made a serial killer movie. Is it just attention-seeking nonsense, or does it have something interesting to say?
On this day actor Bill Paxton was born. His top 5 films:
- A SIMPLE PLAN
- ONE FALSE MOVE
This website is written by Hemanth Kissoon.
Filmaluation is dedicated to arts culture, with a particular focus on film.
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- The unexpected
Brains and soul are key; but adrenaline junkies do not fret, there is also much love for an experience that delivers a sucker-punch to the guts via stunningly delivered thrills.
The evaluation of a film
Verb, "to filmaluate”:
To evaluate a film
I am well aware how difficult it is to make a film, put on a stage play, create a television show, write a novel, let alone make something of note. (That appreciation doesn’t stop me from having high standards though.)
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