First Reactions: Beoning / Burning

This is rather a teaser trailer than an actual full length trailer, but still is helps to build up the suspense, tension and mood of the film in an effective manner which leaves you eager to know more about this South Korean thriller. The trailer opens with a misty path and it’s hard to work […]

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First Reactions: Dogman

The trailer begins with rather uplifting music accompanying shots of an urban town, two children are playing on a swing set, and it looks innocent enough. Surely, this can’t be the film that I’ve read about?According to the synopsis I have read online, Dogman‘s plot has been inspired by a homicide committed by a dog […]

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First Reactions: Rafiki

What should have been a happy time for director Wanuri Kahiu was peppered with sadness. Her moving drama about two young Kenyan girls falling in love was selected as the first Kenyan film to be shown at Cannes, however the film has been banned from being shown in her home country.  In an interview director […]

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First Reactions: The House That Jack Built

Oh, it pains me to say this but I really want to see a Lars Von Trier film, and I don’t know why. Or rather, I do know why and I am struggling to admit this to myself, I like dark films which show the evil acts that humans can commit. Perhaps, that’s because I […]

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