Modest Heroes (Review: EIFF 2019)

Enthralling, Charming, and Stunningly Beautiful: Modest Heroes creates a sense of wonder and provides a serious foundation towards the future success of Studio Ponoc. Modest Heroes consists of three short animations created by Studio Ponoc. They are the successors to Studio Ghibli who are responsible for so many incredible animations such as My Neighbour Totoro…

Gloria Bell (Review)

Sebastián Lelio’s films have often portrayed strong women as their lead-characters in tremendous fashion such as in A Fantastic Woman, but especially in Disobedience. Therefore, his astoundingly subpar portrayal of a middle-aged divorcee becomes all the more shocking and disappointing. Gloria Bell promises so much to eventually deliver very little. The film follows Gloria (Julianne…

Diego Maradona (Review)

Asif Kapadia’s new documentary on the Argentinian superstar will surely provide a greater understanding to the football moguls. However, this could have been performed to a greater scale and ends up painting a rather fragmented picture of Diego Maradona’s true character. “Diego; that wonderful boy with insecurities, and Maradona; a personality created to face all…

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Review)

Godzilla, a giant prehistoric sea monster, paired with a whole series of newly introduced enormous kaiju, along with countless epic fights between these creatures … Godzilla: King of the Monsters appears to have everything going for it in order to create a fun and entertaining two-hour monster feature. Or does it? Michael Dougherty takes the…