‘Pain and Glory’: the becoming of Pedro Almodóvar

At 70 years old, Pedro Almodóvar proves the age-old trope that the best stories we tell are often ones we know ourselves, ones we have lived for and lived through.… Read More ‘Pain and Glory’: the becoming of Pedro Almodóvar

‘Ad Astra’: a voyage to one’s own self

Following rave reviews for his performance in Quentin Tarantino’s putative penultimate picture Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood, the veteran actor returns to screens once again this year to star in James Gray’s ‘Ad Astra’.… Read More ‘Ad Astra’: a voyage to one’s own self

‘Loving Vincent’ pays tribute to Vincent Van Gogh’s artistry

What distinguishes great movies from mediocre ones, among many other things of course, is the love with which the film was made — corny, I admit, but a testament to the labour of filmmakers and artists impassioned by their own ideas and creativity and what could come of each and both. One such example is… Read More ‘Loving Vincent’ pays tribute to Vincent Van Gogh’s artistry

‘Anya Kneez’: the trials and triumphs of a queen in Beirut

A drag queen dressed in a stunning, all-white ensemble is illuminated by a strikingly beautiful array of neon lights that greets the viewer in the opening sequence of Anya Kneez: a Queen in Beirut. In what can only be described as a dreamy trance, set to the recurring tone of club music, Anya demands the… Read More ‘Anya Kneez’: the trials and triumphs of a queen in Beirut