A PERFECT ENEMY – REVIEW

An awful twist can ruin a decent film. A great twist can save it. For example, take the international film A Perfect Enemy — a rare example of how a twist can alter the entire narrative perspective of a film for the better. In its rudimentary upbringings, the film’s mysterious intentions only ever so often […]

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THE TIES – CIFF 2020 QUICKIE REVIEW

The official opening night film of this year’s Venice Film Festival, The Ties or more well known in Italian as “Lacci” is a standard domestic drama on the pitiful downsides of infidelity. With a strong sense period-drama costume and production design, alongside two beautifully bickering performances at the film’s core, the film is a moderately […]

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CHARLATAN – CIFF 2020 QUICKIE REVIEW

Charlatan, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, derives from the Italian word chatter, and is specifically used under the context of a person falsely claiming to have special knowledge or skill of a specific trade. At the start of Agnieszka Holland’s latest feature, we follow the medical proceedings of Jan Mikolášek, a man who is now […]

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