Looking Back: Ruby Sparks

Everyone dreams of their perfect partner.  Romantics call them their soulmate.  Cynics call them non-existent.  So what do you do if you are lonely? Take a lesson from John Hughes’ Weird Science and create someone. Ruby Sparks is the second feature film project by husband-wife directorial team Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, six years after their successful Sundance debut Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and is the … Continue reading Looking Back: Ruby Sparks

I’m So Excited – 3/5 stars

It has been two years since renowned Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar released his physiological horror The Skin I Live In, which established a dramatic change of direction in his extensive filmography. However, the same can be said for his latest film, I’m So Excited (original language: Los Amantes Pasajeros), which is a straight-up no-holds-barred comedy. Set in the business class section of an airplane, the crew and passengers, formed … Continue reading I’m So Excited – 3/5 stars

Review of 2011 with a twist

This year has been pretty poor. According to my calculations, I have seen 47 films this year.   In some eyes, it’s quite an achievement.  In others, it’s pathetic.  Strangely enough, I am leaning towards the latter.  I have missed out on offerings like Midnight in Paris and 50/50 to go to films like Hugo and Green Hornet. D’oh! An eclectic mix of films has been watched this year … Continue reading Review of 2011 with a twist

Puss in Boots review – 4/5 stars

Spin-offs can be a good thing. But when it comes to cinematic spin-offs (Wolverine, The Scorpion King, Elektra), most of them have fallen short (quality-wise) of the original film or series. With this offering, it is quite satisfying. Puss In Boots follows our furry feline hero try and steal some magic beans from outlaws Jack and Jill, with the help of cat thief (see?) Kitty … Continue reading Puss in Boots review – 4/5 stars