14 articles written by Pavi Ramani
Kaili Blues (ND/NF Review)
As much as we cannot tell where the film is going, we cannot tell if it is going anywhere at all, or if it even needs to be.
Speed Sisters is everything we would enjoy in a fast-paced racing film, with the edge of a realistic political commentary and the introspection of a personal adventure.
Stunning cinematography and solid performances are enough to underscore some of the shortcomings.
The Second Mother
Casting its lens on a Bralizilan housekeeper, this familial drama skirts around the class issues at its core.
The Color of Time
The Color of Time is a film for students; its heavily filtered aesthetic and non-linear structure will appeal far more to the artistic undergraduate than the average cinema-goer.
A Five Star Life
I don’t subscribe to the notion that a film must have a destination – that it must arrive at a conclusion – but I do believe that some form of progress is necessary. Leaving a film with its characters...
A lighthearted romantic comedy with few surprises, Forev is the sort of film that does little more than induce a smile. The film opens with Sophie (Noël Wells of recent SNL fame) drunkenly stumbling into her neighbor Pete’s (Matt Mider)...
10 Most Anticipated Films of 2014
It’s a new year, and that means new films, right? 2013 gave us some truly wonderful films, but amongst catching up on those that we missed and all the Oscar buzz, we’re also thinking about what’s on offer this...
Philippe Andre talks about the universal story behind ‘Delicate Gravity’
A gossamer drama that’s grounded in reality while it floats in a fragile fissure, Delicate Gravity is a short film that is simple, yet deeply affecting. Philippe Andre’s tale centers around Paul (Yvan Attal), a lonely, weary man, who...
And While We Were Here
Kat Coiro’s tender romantic drama And While We Were Here takes us into the romantic, yet foreign, background of Italy to emphasise a situation that’s all too familiar – a marriage in trouble. The film was originally screened in...
I Give It a Year
Dan Mazer isnt exactly new to the film industry, having worked extensively with Sacha Baron Cohen in the past helping to write comedies such as Borat and Bruno. I Give It a Year is, however, his directorial debut, and...
When Bryan Tucker filmed his wife Angela’s journey of searching for her birth family, he didn’t think he’d later be making it into a documentary for public viewing. But, as he has mentioned in many interviews, he soon realised...
You might have seen movies about teenage pregnancy before, but you’ve never seen them done like this. In a refreshing take on the topic, Rebecca Thomas’ debut Electrick Children gives us a story of immaculate conception that is easy...
It’s a concept we’re all familiar with: a soldier comes home from war and finds it difficult to readjust to normal life. So what is it that makes Return something we’ve never seen on screens before? In her debut...