What makes Rafiki a rather groundbreaking film is its ability to breathe new life into your stereotypical queer drama through a change of scenery and political statements.
Recently, I had the privilege of visiting the set of one of the most exciting film projects shooting in the Czech Republic in recent years, WWII thriller The Painted Bird, based on the controversial WWII novel by Polish author and Jerzy Kosiński, and starring Harvey Keitel, Stellan Skarsgard, Julian Sands and the young Petr Kotlar as the Jewish boy forced to wander a war torn Eastern Europe.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a disaster movie / conspiracy thriller that director J.A. Bayona uses to build his signature visual sequences of tragedy and horror, but it's not enough to save the horrendous script which suffers from identity crisis, and is just banal at times.
Oscar winning actor Tim Robbins, director Terry Gilliam and more film industry professionals will attend the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
This 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival programme is now up, and it's epic! Among the festival's distinctive mix of groundbreaking cinema from all over the world, this year's programme will see a total of ten world and two international premieres in its main competition section, a multitude of fresh documentaries, debut films from Europe's hottest new directors, and screenings of timeless classics from Barry Levinson, Milos Forman, Richard Linklater and more.
Scarlett Johansson is on board for the new WWII satire Jojo Rabbit directed by Taika Waititi.
Love, Simon is an amusing teen romcom that wins because of its gay protagonist, even if it is sickly sweet and sentimental at times.