AMFF 2021. Review of ‘Shoplifters of the World’: Vinyl and eighties nostalgia

The criticisms of Daniel Farriol at AMFF 2021:Shoplifters of the World Shoplifters of the World is an American dramatic comedy written and directed by Stephen Kijak (Sid & Judy, Equal), based on an original story by Lorianne Hall. We are in Denver, in 1987. Four friends try to recover in their own way from the … Read more

Monster Hunter: Blu-Ray Steelbook Review

We analyze in Cinemascomics the Blu-Ray in a metal box of Monster Hunter, the explosive adaptation of the famous Capcom video game. In Cinemascomics we have analyzed the domestic edition on Blu-Ray Steelbook of Monster Hunter, in which Milla Jovovich gives life to the protagonist in this adaptation to the big screen of the famous … Read more

Review: Oscar Watch for Kenneth Branagh’s “Belfast” Stars Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench In a Jewel of a Film

Home Movies Review: Oscar Watch for Kenneth Branagh’s “Belfast” Stars Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench… At a recent screening, Kenneth Branagh told the rapt audience that his love affair with his latest film “Belfast” his semi-autobiographical film about his growing up and leaving his beloved home of Belfast, was long in the making.  Branagh noted, “This … Read more

‘Ahed’s Knee’: Cannes Review | Reviews

Dir/scr: Nadav Lapid. France/Germany/Israel. 2021. 109 mins. Early on in Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid’s bitter, ironic, incendiary new film, Nur Fibak’s character Yahalom describes her meteoric rise from provincial librarian to Deputy Director of Libraries at the Cultural Ministry in Jerusalem. Told she would shape Israeli culture, ideas, and thoughts, she enthuses to Avshalom Pollak’s jaded filmmaker Y that … Read more

Movie Review: ‘Candyman’ – Knox County VillageSoup

1992’s “Candyman” was ostensibly a horror movie about an urban legend come to life. Characters who uttered the name “Candyman” five times while looking in the mirror would meet a swift, brutal end… unless Candyman had even more diabolical plans in mind. But the urban legend stuff was just the candy shell to a gooey … Read more

‘Wild Mountain Thyme’: Review | Reviews

Dir/scr: John Patrick Shanley. Ireland/UK. 2020. 102 mins More than three decades have passed since John Patrick Shanley won the Oscar for his screenplay of bewitching love story Moonstruck. Lightning doesn’t strike twice with Wild Mountain Thyme, an unabashed tearjerker adapted from Shanley’s 2014 Broadway play ’Outside Mullingar’. Incurable romantics will have to overlook toe-curling … Read more

Review: The Land of Sons

01/07/2021 – The new film from Claudio Cupellini, adapted from the graphic novel of the same name by Gipi and set in a post-apocalyptic future, is an ancestral, disturbing mirror of the present Valerio Mastandrea and Leon de la Vallée in The Land of Sons The pandemic has shown us our own fragility and has … Read more

‘She Had A Dream’: IDFA Review | Reviews

Dir / scr: Raja Amari. France. 2020. 84mins What doesn’t kill your spirit, makes you stronger in She Had A Dream. Built around charismatic Tunisian activist Ghofrane Binous, Raja Amari’s eye-opening documentary uses her life to expose the fault lines in a country riven with prejudices. Binous’ determination to be an agent of change lends … Read more