In this latest edition of ‘What I’ve Been Watching’, I highlight five films starring or directed by a few of the people nominated at the latest Academy Awards.
A fine tonal juxtaposition, a breakout turn for Rachel Sennott, and an enthralling unveiling of Seligman’s writing and directorial talents, it will be difficult to find a movie that is as simultaneously stressful and thrilling as this one in 2021.
Having delved into Japanese cinema over the past month, I spotlight five highly impressive films from the nation, ranging from historical dramas to psychological horror.
Brimming with sumptuous visuals, presenting a stimulating mythology built upon East Asian cultural facets, showcasing a vibrant and very likeable set of characters superbly voiced by the cast, and promoting a valuable message to a young audience, Raya and the Last Dragon ticks almost all the boxes when it comes to family entertainment.
For my ‘What I’ve Been Watching’ piece covering February, I pay tribute to one of the surprisingly enthralling television series I’ve seen.
‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ serves as an enthralling illustration of the complex dynamics apparent in a revolutionary organisation’s struggle against oppression.
Writer and creator Russell T Davies neither downplays the topic of the HIV/AIDS crisis nor indulges in excessive sentimentality, and ends up creating a show that is simultaneously thoroughly entertaining and extremely moving.
A tribute to a handful of films that struck a chord with me during the first month of 2021, old and new.