Review: The Club

Director: Pablo Larraín Writers: Guillermo Calderón, Pablo Larraín, Daniel Villalobos Starring: Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farías, Antonia Zegers, Marcelo Alonso, Jaime Vadell, Alejandro Goic, Alejandro Sieveking, José Soza, Fransisco Reyes Synopsis: A crisis counselor is sent by the Catholic Church to a small Chilean beach town where disgraced priests and...

Review: The 33

Review: The 33

Director: Patricia Riggen Writers: Mikko Alanne, Craig Borten, Michael Thomas Starring: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, Gabriel Byrne, Mario Casas, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jacob Vargas, Oscar Nuñez. Synopsis: Based on the real-life story of the 33 Chilean miners who became entombed after the gold and copper mine they were working on...

Review: Steve Jobs

Review: Steve Jobs

Director: Danny Boyle Writer: Aaron Sorkin Starring: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg, Katerine Waterston Synopsis: A microcosmic biopic, that paints a picture of Steve Jobs (Fassbender), in three 35/40 minute acts – each of which show the moments before a big Apple release. When it comes to cinema...

Review: Mississippi Grind

Review: Mississippi Grind

Directors/Writers: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck Starring: Ben Mendelsohn, Ryan Reynolds, Sienna Miller, Analeigh Tipton Synopsis: A self-schooled poker player, Gerry (Mendelsohn) finds a beacon of hope in Curtis (Reynolds), another poker player, when a chance encounter makes him believe that Curtis can help him overcome financial trouble. From the writing/directing...

Review: The Gift

Review: The Gift

Director/Writer: Joel Edgerton Starring: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton, P. J. Byrne, Wendell Pierce Synopsis: After recently moving to L.A., Simon (Bateman) and Robyn (Hall) bump into an school friend of Simon’s, Gordon (Edgerton). A friendly encounter soon turns spooky, however, once “Gordo” sends an influx of gifts their way,...

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Masaan

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Masaan

Director: Neeraj Ghaywan Writer: Neeraj Ghaywan, Varun Grover Starring: Richa Chadda, Sanjay Mishra, Vicky Kaushal, Shweta Tripathi, Bhagwan Tiwari Synopsis: Two narratives surrounding encounters with the opposite sex. The first is a brutal story of two young lovers – Devi (Chadda) and Piyush – who are caught up in a sex scandal which leads to a...

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Shan He Gu Ren [Mountains May Depart]

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Shan He Gu Ren [Mountains May Depart]

Director/Writer: Jia Zhang-Ke Starring: Zhao Tao, Zhang Yi, Liang Jingdong, Chang Sylvia, Dong Zijang Synopsis: In 1999, two men fight over the love of Tao (Tao), with one becoming destroyed, losing to the richer man. In 2014, Liang, who lost his love, has become a husband a father but is stricken with severe illness due to his work in the coal mines. He...

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Chronic

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Chronic

Director/Writer: Michel Franco Starring: Tim Roth, Bitsie Tulloch, Michael Cristofer, David Dasmalchian Synopsis: David (Roth), a health care worker looks after terminally ill patients, giving them all the support he can. However, some find his zeal somewhat strange, and his home life seems oddly specious. Chronic has a great deal in its content to make an...

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Comoara [Treasure]

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Comoara [Treasure]

Director/Writer : Corneliu Porumboiu Starring: Toma Cuzin, Radu Banzaru, Dan Chiriac, Iulia Ciochina Synopsis: Costi (Cuzin) is up one night reading Robin Hood to his son when his neighbour calls at his door asking for a loan. He declines, and the next day he returns saying it isn’t for bills, but to hire out a metal detector and search for buried treasure...

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Dheepan

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Dheepan

Director: Jacques Audiard Writers: Noé Debré, Thomas Bidegain, Jacques Audiard Starring: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby, Vincent Rottiers, Marc Zinga Synopsis: As he sees defeat in the Sri Lankan civil war, Tamil freedom fighter, Dheephan (Antonythasan), decides to flee, taking a woman (Srinivasan) and a small girl...