The Red Turtle (2016)

A stunningly beautiful fable about the relationship between humans and nature. Director Michael Dudok de Wit seemed to have some growing pains in translating his skill in short films to a feature film, as pacing is the film’s biggest issue, but even in the most languid and formless moments, the animation is always dazzling. It’s…

Jackie (2016)

“Jackie” is a hypnotic descent into Jackie Kennedy’s frame of mind the day of, and the days following, her husband’s assassination. Like most great biopics, it eschews any effort to tell the whole story of the figure’s life, instead focusing singularly on a specific story that can be drawn out of a limited period of…

Kundun (1997)

Phillip Glass’ phenomenal score, Roger Deakins’ gorgeous cinematography, the captivating colours and aesthetic – everything makes for a pretty hypnotic experience, in Scorsese’s “Kundun”, covering the early years of the fourteenth Dalai Lama’s life. Scorsese only used non-actors for the cast, but I truly did not notice until looking the film up after viewing it.…