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THE INNOCENTS (NORWEGIAN: ENGLISH SUBTITLES) AMAZON PRIME

Foreign films have always held a deep-seated fascination for me; they demand a high level of concentration because of the subtitles and the edifying exposure to the intricacies of filmmakers from variant cultures; their appeal is enormously gratifying. Director Eskil Vogt’s (“The Worst Person in the World”) creepily brilliant tale of children, one with psychokinesis, determining a milieu devoid of ... Read More »

THE OFFER (Paramount+)

Having read Mario Puzo’s Godfather trilogy, viewed the films, but it was not until I visited “The Offer” that I became aware of the intricacies, fluctuations, political intrigue informing the epic production (winner of three Academy Awards, including Best Picture); “The Offer” is my top pick in today’s screening milieu; starring Miles Teller (“Whiplash”) as producer Al Ruddy (garnished an ... Read More »

VORTEX (FRENCH: ENGLISH SUBTITLES) IN THEATRES, THE STAIRCASE (NETFLIX), BOSCH: LEGACY (AMAZON PRIME)

“VORTEX”  Dedicated “To all those whose brains will decompose before their hearts”; directed by Gasper Noe, “Vortex”, filmed as a diptych, a metaphor for the bifurcation of two lives, once entwined, now irrevocably fractured by age and its devastating vicissitudes; a husband and wife, “Liu” and “Elle” (incomparable Dario Argento and Francoise Lebrun) navigating the once familiar, now foreign, unknown ... Read More »

RUNWAY 34 (HINDI: ENGLISH SUBTITLES) BOLLYWOOD (IN THEATRES)

Robust Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn owns “Runway 34”, as director, producer and star he controls, with an iron fist, the tightly wrought scenario; based loosely on the Jet Airways Doha to Kochi flight 9w 555 on August 18th, 2015; as pilot “Captain Vikrant Khanna”, blessed with an eidetic memory, he arrogantly doffs the rules followed by lesser mortals; Devgn’s implacably ... Read More »

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