So Long, My Son review; Personhood under siege

To say I was blown away is an understatement. Spanning three generations of family and the tumultuous shifts of history from The Cultural Revolution to the One-child policy to the rapid economic expansion of modern China, this is a staggering film that is at once intensely personal and tremendously steeped in the wider socio-economic forces…

Tully review; A raw depiction of motherhood and depression.

I’m not sure I’ve seen a film touch on the topic of post-partum depression with such grace and empathy. Being a male myself, I doubt I can ever fully appreciate the joy and pains of motherhood and all that it entails from nurturing life inside the womb to the  process of raising a child in…

Best Supporting Actress of 2016; My Picks

This is the fourth category after Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor. As usual, there’s some really great performances this year; These are my picks. Winner is revealed at the end of the post 🙂 Nominees for Best Supporting Actress Greta Gerwig (20th Century Women) Michelle Williams (Manchester By The Sea) Naomie Harris…

Best Actress of 2016; My Picks

This is the second category of FANA (Film and Nuance Awards) 2016 after Best Actor. Who will get the FANA for best actress this year? Read on to find out who I thought gave the best performances of the year. The winner is revealed at the end of the post. Nominees for Best Actress Amy…

Lion review; Love which connects us all

If Room had me slobbering last year, Lion is this year’s heartwarming, gut-wrenching and rousingly resounding affirmation of the power of love. Based on the true story of Saroo Brierley, the family drama transcends beyond itself to many others who have lost their loved ones and provides some reprieve to grieving hearts. This isn’t just…