Film Review: “Skybound” – Such A Shame They Weren’t Grounded


Skybound (2017) Director: Alex Tavakoli   There are few airplanes that I wish to be indefinitely grounded, but the private jet appearing in the blockbuster movie Skybound is certainly one of them. If only ground control had checked the acting skills of the pilots and the security settings of the script, the movie would never […]

Film Review: “I Am Mother” – When A.I. Meets Immanuel Kant


Film Title: I Am Mother (2019) (Netflix) Director: Grant Sputore   I’m not really a science-fiction fan and you can probably count the number of sci-fi films that I actually enjoyed and/or understood, with the fingers of one hand. My list is finite but does include Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters which is certainly one of […]

Film Review: “The Conductor” – When Women Direct Men To The Sound Of Music

Film – The Conductor (Dutch title: De Dirigent), directed by Maria Peters (2018)       She was meant to get happily married and have lots of children, but her passion for music told her otherwise. Of all the possible affronts to what it means to be a man, she chose the most daring, the […]

Jafar Panahi: “3 Faces” – The Sounding Of Iranian Traditional Values

Banned Iranian film producer, Jafar Panahi, has managed to cast criticism on traditional Iranian values, without actually doing so. What he did was extremely clever and comprised a particular way of filming, by which we ended up literally accompanying him, and actress Behnaz Jafari, on an outing deep into the Iranian mountains. Deceptively simple, the […]

“Beauty Isn’t Everything, It’s The Only Thing.”


Horror films are really not my genre, but I do admit that if the storyline is good, and the special effects not too distasteful, they can make for compelling viewing. With aspiring model, Jesse, moving to Los Angeles, and getting gobbled up by predatory beauties, Nicolas Refn’s 2016 film, “The Neon Demon”, certainly underscores my […]