Not one to hold back on his storytelling with his usual themes of vengeance and eclectic mix of trademark black humour, Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden is an intricate and intimate erotic thriller of desire, betrayal and deception. Taking inspiration from Sarah Waters’ novel ‘Fingersmith‘ which was set in victorian era England, Park Cha-wook instead transports […]Read more "The Handmaiden "
Ridley Scott’s iconic modern day classic ‘Alien’ is an undisputed masterpiece of science fiction horror. It manages to appeal to the very basic elements of fear with its themes of claustrophobic isolation, the darkness and a seemingly unstoppable monstrous gothic creature. Its simple, yet effective, premise has been captivating audiences ever since its first release […]Read more "Alien: An Iconic Masterpiece"
The first thing that will grab you about James Gray’s The Lost City of Z, is just how jaw droppingly gorgeous this film looks. Drenched in a dazzlingly washed out palette of greens, yellows and browns, it instantly transports you back to the early 1900’s and the heart of the jungle. Captivating its audience from […]Read more "The Lost City of Z"
In 16th century Japan, Gosuke has spent his youth being groomed to become the next Murage (Master Blacksmith) like his father and grandfather before him. Hiwever, he also has desires on becoming a samurai so that he can help protect his village from attacks by clans who want the high-quality steel made there. After vicious […]Read more "Tatara Samuri – Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival"
Beyond the Yellow Line tells the story of a 40-year-old singer-songwriter, Alex, who never had the courage to submit his songs to anyone. He earns a living by playing in clubs and bars in his small town. His personality clashes with that of the self-confident Mara, his girlfriend and a successful lawyer. Such personality differences […]Read more "Beyond the Yellow Line – Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival"
Bridge is a life affirming and heart warming story of the chance meeting of two suicidal strangers on a Bridge over the Ganges, both experiencing immense emotional distress. Set in Bally is a suburban town just outside Kolkata where the 82 year old Bridge crosses the majestic Ganges.Bridges all over the world have a history of […]Read more "Bridge – Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival"
The Alley Cat Race is an alcohol-fueled competition that is put on by bike messengers for bike messengers in deserted downtown streets of Chicago in the middle of the night. The Alley Cat focuses on Jasper (Jenny Strubin) who seems to be carrying a painful and emotional secret as she looks to use this race […]Read more "The Alley Cat – Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival"