Train to Busan (2016)

South Korea’s 28 Days Later does not disappoint. The film is about a divorced and absentee father who upon request has to take his little daughter back to Busan where her mother resides; he is a fund manager for a large corporation. On the train to Busan, there are talks of riots all over the country…

Caché (2005)

Caché is a film about an upper-class Parisian family whose lives change dramatically when they start receiving a series of mysterious tapes at their front door. The recipients of these tapes are Georges and Anne, a married couple, but these tapes are targeted specifically towards Georges who is a famous TV personality and has a…

In the Mood for Love (2000)

“It is a restless moment. She has kept her head lowered… to give him a chance to come closer. But he could not, for lack of courage. She turns and walks away.” In the Mood for Love is a Hong Kong film directed by Wong Kar-wai and it stars Maggie Cheung (Mrs. Chan) and Tony…

WHITE GOD (2015)

White God is a Hungarian movie directed by Kornél Mundruczó and it is a daring and moving story about a young girl (Lilli) and her relationship with her dog (Hagen). It opens with Lilli riding her bike and getting chased by hundreds of unleashed dogs in the empty streets of Budapest; it has a  dream like quality to…

TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT (2014)

Two Days, One Night is the latest film by the Dardenne brothers starring Oscar winner Marion Cotillard as Sandra, a worker at a solar panel factory in a small town in Belgium, who is currently on sick leave after dealing with depression. At the beginning of the film, Sandra gets a call on a Friday…

WILD TALES/ RELATOS SALVAJES (2014)

This Argentine anthology consists of six wild tales of vengeance that are thematically similar but have different narratives. All the tales serve a purpose to the overall theme of the film and they never overstay their welcome. I was hooked from the audacious opening scene of people boarding a plane and noticing that something has gone…