Call Me By Your Name

‘Call me by your name’, fearless

Almost 10 years after his haunting 'I Am Love', Luca Guadagnino tells another "illicit" love story. Between two human beings that, for a brief moment in time, lived free of the rules of their gender, age and culture, in a world where there was no room for abuse of any kind. What if there were…Read more ‘Call me by your name’, fearless

‘T2’ stars are 25 years… ageless & ready to reunite in action

This was to be only a happy response to Terminator 2's re-release and forthcoming reunion, as well as (partly) the Wonder Woman debate that some of James Cameron's relevant comments inadvertently triggered. But there is a real change in the horizon of our culture at the moment, caused by the Harvey Weinstein debacle. So, what…Read more ‘T2’ stars are 25 years… ageless & ready to reunite in action

Four subversions that made ‘Dunkirk’ The ultimate cinematic experience of the summer

Christopher Nolan’s genre-b(l)ending, unconventional masterpieces elevated him to the status of geek guru. There is the twisty, haunted and haunting psychological thriller, Memento. There is the truly magical performance in The Prestige that challenges notions of love, tragedy and sacrifice. There is the permanently marked by Heath Ledger’s genius The Dark Night: audacious, ground-breaking and perfectly…Read more Four subversions that made ‘Dunkirk’ The ultimate cinematic experience of the summer

‘Wonder Woman’, or God(dess) interrupted

Wonder Woman is not the best superhero movie you’ve seen, ever or in the recent past. It is however the most significant piece of blockbuster entertainment – the most intriguing (and worthy) addition to pop culture staples in this particular moment in time. Although both Man Of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice…Read more ‘Wonder Woman’, or God(dess) interrupted

A bloody alien ‘Alien’

Five years after the visually stunning but otherwise pretentious and ultimately hollow, Prometheus, comes Alien: Covenant. With it Ridley Scott resumes his campaign to reclaim as his own a legendary cinematic franchise that never really belonged to him. Each film of the original Alien Quadrilogy (Alien, Aliens, Alien3, Alien: Resurrection) was blessed with a distinctly…Read more A bloody alien ‘Alien’