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- Below is a preview of some of the reviews I wrote as published on


Land of Mine

War films have existed in some form ever since the beginning of film. The universal themes and compelling storylines that can arise from such terrible and horror-ridden events have been of a special interest to even the most casual filmgoers. But because war films have been around for so long, telling a genuinely gripping war story is a tall task...


The Lost City of Z

In this day and age, I find it disappointingly hard to get excited for big blockbuster film releases. I can proudly say that I can now suppress the faux excitement that invades us while we watch formulaic trailers tailor-made to stimulate the specific spots needed in our brains to make us think “Wow, that film looks awesome!” and get us to (pay) watch it. As a result, I avoid most of the onslaught of soul-less films that, despite their massive budgets and over-the-top special effects, end up being surprisingly forgettable... 


The Red Turtle

One of the best films I have seen this year comes in the shape of The Red Turtle, a different, wonderful work of art that’s touching, elegant, and quite ethereal. It’s only the third film produced by the world-renown Japanese animation film studio Studio Ghibli since the studio’s co-founder, Hayao Miyazaki, retired...


Y Tu Mama Tambien

Few films that have come from Latin America resonate quite as strongly as the Mexican film, Y Tu Mamá También (2001), which translates directly to “And Your Mum, Too”. A blend between dark comedy, drama, road movie and coming-of-age, as well as being an exploration through some of Mexico’s most prevalent problems...

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