Tagged: Palace Nova

Review – The Red and the Blue

Whoever said that all high-school dramas ought to be damming, finger-jabbing films with moral outrage and deep-seeded messages? Is it really such a crime to make a simple film that tells a story, without trying to convince everyone to light up some torches, grab a few pitchforks and rage against the machine?

Review – The Human Cargo

There’s a disarming ‘what were we thinking?’ nature to some of that interview footage, crisp and HD as it is against the grainy and immediate, unfiltered news footage of the time. But it is the latter, the incredible archive stuff spun towards us with a wild metal soundtrack at times, that is the real core of this work.

Review – Stories We Tell

Stories We Tell will be suck you in, it will command your attention, and whether or not you decide that you liked it, you will almost definitely appreciate it.

Review – Stoker

Stoker has a English manor, murder-mystery feel to it. High fashion, stately furniture and classic autos dominate the screen and reinforce the repressed, privileged and secretive nature of the Stoker family.

Review – Upstream Color

What makes Shane Carruth remarkable as a film-maker is the level of complexity he engages with in his world building. We’re only given the barest of insights into what’s actually happening, but you can’t but feel that it all makes sense if only you would just think about it long enough.

Review – Operation E

The filmmaker achieves much with what would be a very small budget, which only limits a few scenes in their scope. The film provides a wonderful snap shot into many different parts of Columbian life, contrasting the hardships of the jungle with the various forms of city life.