Review – ‘Rams’

No term as despised as ‘remake’. It’s right up there with ‘reboot’ and ‘sequel’. The very mention of it can send shivers down my spine, especially when carefully crafted foreign films get a lazy Yankee do-over. But what happens when a critically acclaimed Icelandic film gets an Ozzie twist? Colin (Sam Neill) and Les (Michael …

Review – ‘Supernova’

Six years after Harry Macqueen’s debut feature, ‘Hinterland’, he delivers another road trip love story with his sophomore film, ‘Supernova’. Visibly grown ever since his last effort, the direction and writing has his signature look and feel to it, but definitely elevated into something much bigger. Sam (Colin Firth – ‘1917’) and Tusker (Stanley Tucci …

Review – ‘The Night’

Shahab Hosseini as ‘Babak Naderi’ in Kourosh Ahari’s THE NIGHT. Courtesy of IFC Midnight. An IFC Midnight Release. I’m not that well versed in the Iranian cinema landscape, but what I have seen has left me pleasantly surprised. From the unusual vampire flick ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ to the chilling ‘Under the …

Hulu Review – ‘The Sister’

Intriguing British murder mystery ‘The Sister’ plays like a typical thriller, but quickly starts to test its limits when some inexplicable elements get pulled in to make the story divert from its rather standard plot. Based on the book ‘Burial’ by Neil Cross, who also wrote the script for this adaptation, the Hulu Original mini-series …

Review – ‘Dreambuilders’

Dreambuilders is a computer-animated movie where the humans look cute but hide an ugliness that comes from suppressed emotions. It’s not entirely clear what this movie is trying to do, though it has some intriguing moments. It feels like this should’ve been a live action movie, but by turning it into an animated feature, the crew was …

Review – ‘Mogul Mowgli’

It’s still unclear how the coming awards season is going to look in 2021 but I know one thing for sure: if it isn’t raining accolades for Riz Ahmed, the whole thing is rigged. As if one tour de force in Sound of Metal wasn’t enough, Ahmed delivers again and then some in Mogul Mowgli. …

into:screens’ Top 20 films of 2020

2020 has been a serious ride filled with ups and downs. Cinema on its own had to deal with their own set of challenges as movie theatres all over the world were shut down and studios had to find a way to get their content to the public. Some succeeded, some seriously failed. But what …

Netflix Review – ‘The Midnight Sky’

THE MIDNIGHT SKY (2020) Kyle Chandler as Mitchell. Cr. Philippe Antonello/NETFLIX ©2020 To be honest with you, I’ve never watched a film that’s directed by George Clooney. There’s no real reason why I haven’t, mostly because the subject matter of his films don’t particularly speak to me. But with ‘The Midnight Sky’ being a dystopian …

Review – ‘City Hall’

My very first introduction to Frederick Wiseman’s work clocks in at a whopping four and a half hours. Yeah, this isn’t your extended edition of The Fellowship of the Ring, but an in-depth look at Boston’s city government, covering racial justice, housing, climate action, and more. The only problem with something of this magnitude and …

Netflix Review – ‘The Claus Family’

Director Matthias Temmermans and co-writers Ruben Vandenborre and Elke de Gezelle have some previous experience satisfying children and their parents, building worlds around brands such as K3, Mega Mindy and House Anubis, which mean big business in the BeNeLux (Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxemburg). Creating a Christmas movie based around Santa’s own family sounds right up …