Film review: Frozen

“Frozen” is an animated film direct by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, written by Chris Buck Jennifer Lee and Shane Morris, screenplay by Jennifer Lee, inspired by the story “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen. So, finally saw this, my niece was finally interesting, willing and able to see this movie in a theatreContinue reading “Film review: Frozen”

Film review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is directed by Wes Anderson, story by Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness, screenplay by Wes Anderson, inspired by the works of Stefan Zweig. So, here is my attempt to be somewhere near objective. About one of my favourite directors. I’m not sure how well I’m going to do, I’ve been waitingContinue reading “Film review: The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Film review: Like Father, Like Son

“Like Father, Like Son” (original title “Soshite chichi ni naru” is directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, screenplay by Hirokazu Koreeda. The film is in Japanese and I saw a subtitled version at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. I couldn’t find information about who did the subtitles. The film takes on the old question “nature vs nurture” byContinue reading “Film review: Like Father, Like Son”

Film review: The Shining

“The Shining” is directed by Stanley Kubrick, screenplay Stanley Kubrick and Diane Johnson, based (apparently loosely) on a novel of the same name by Stephen King. “The Shining” was released in 1980 and we saw a screening of it as part of the “Kingdom of Fear: Stephen King on Screen” series at TIFF Bell Lightbox.Continue reading “Film review: The Shining”

Film Review: The Wind Rises

“The Wind Rises” was released under the original title “Kaze tachinu”. I will refer to the film as “The Wind Rises” as this is the title under which I saw the movie. “The Wind Rises” is directed by Hayao Miyazaki, written Hayao Miyazaki comic and screenplay. So. My favourite school of philosophy, The Kyoto School,Continue reading “Film Review: The Wind Rises”