Film Review: Trance (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: An art auctioneer who has become mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting. REVIEW: Another hypnotically engaging film by the maestro himself, Danny Boyle. “Trance“, I found to be of a slightly different slice than Boyle’s rather eclectic choice of film creations. Probably closer to the arena of films like “The Beach” and ” Shallow Grave”, “Trance” is one of the few (if … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sheitan (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: Sheitan is a French film about three young men frequenting a night club on Christmas Eve to get into your standard debauchery of drugs and sex. While two of the group of the guys go off to hook up with some girls, the lone member Bart (Bartelemy) gets involved in a drunken trussle and is promptly thrown out. One of the girls, the mysterious and attractive Eve (Mesquida) suggest the the gang goes to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Black Swan (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A thriller that zeros in on the relationship between a veteran ballet dancer and a rival. REVIEW: To say Black Swaw is open to interpretation, would be an understatement. Though we really shouldn’t expect anything less from visionary director Darren Aronofsky. His films have taken bold steps over his career, though I believe that Black Swan is well within his best work¬†while being¬†consumable this time around. Natalie Portman plays the dynamic role of Nina … Continue reading

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Film Review: Irreversible (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: This French thriller chronicles the unspeakable horror of rape and the aftermath of revenge. When a woman is brutally violated, her angered boyfriend and ex-boyfriend team up to track down the rapist and take justice into their own hands. Albert Dupontel, Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci star, and Gaspar No√© (I Stand Alone) directs. Nominated for the Golden Palm Award at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. REVIEW: moc.tegraT dna sllewoP, sredroB, noilliM-a-skooB, elboN&senraB, skoobdlrowretteB, … Continue reading

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