Blancanieves [ES 2012]

International title: Snow White Info: I embedded the full movie below. THE PLOT Blancanieves is a loose adaptation of Snow White, the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, set during the early 20th century in Seville, Spain. The movie imitates the style of silent pictures of the 1920s, featuring black and white cinematography, aContinue reading “Blancanieves [ES 2012]”

Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees [US 1991]

Info: I embedded the full movie below. THE PLOT Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees is an independent science fiction movie about a programmer at NASA, Jacob Maker, who – much like his grandfather – studies bees as a hobby. He tells his story in the form of a pseudo-documentary, revealing insightsContinue reading “Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees [US 1991]”

Verdens Undergang [DK 1916]

International title: The End of the World Info: I embedded the full movie below. THE PLOT Verdens Undergang is an early science fiction movie about two daughters of a wealthy mine owner, Dina and Edith, and how they experience an imminent collision of a comet with Earth. Previously, Dina had left a small mining townContinue reading “Verdens Undergang [DK 1916]”

Russkiy kovcheg / Русский ковчег [RU 2002]

International title: Russian Ark Info: I embedded the full movie with automatically translated English subtitles below. THE PLOT Russkiy kovcheg is an experimental art movie about a mysterious man without memory who finds himself in St. Petersburg, Russia, during the late 19th century. There, he is guided by a French aristocrat, nicknamed “the European”, whoContinue reading “Russkiy kovcheg / Русский ковчег [RU 2002]”

The Mind’s Eye [US 1990]

Info: I embedded the full movie below. THE PLOT The Mind’s Eye is an experimental short film that consists of various commercial computer-generated short segments that have been assembled to thematically tell a rudimentary story. The animated shorts were mostly produced in the late 1980s and feature landscapes, architecture, animals, and surrealistic figures. While mostContinue reading “The Mind’s Eye [US 1990]”

De sidste mænd i Aleppo [DK 2017]

International title: Last Men in Aleppo Info: I embedded the full movie below. THE PLOT De sidste mænd i Aleppo is a documentary about the civil war in Syria and its effect on the people who live in the capital city, Aleppo. The Danish-Syrian co-production, which was nominated for an Academy Award (“Best Documentary Feature”),Continue reading “De sidste mænd i Aleppo [DK 2017]”

The Black Pirate [US 1926]

Info: I embedded the full movie below. THE PLOT The Black Pirate is a silent adventure movie about how a Duke became part of a pirate crew. After a vicious attack by pirates, he is the sole survivor and is washed up on a deserted island. There, he witnesses the pirate leaders hiding their treasureContinue reading “The Black Pirate [US 1926]”

41 [AU 2012]

Info: I embedded the full movie below. THE PLOT After an exam, Aidan, a young student of philosophy, meets his doppelganger who tells him, to not go to a certain motel. Naturally, Aidan is curious and investigates the place. There, he encounters his ex-girlfriend Lauren who works part-time to support her art. They decide toContinue reading “41 [AU 2012]”

Siworae / 시월애 [KR 2000]

International title: Il Mare THE PLOT Siworae is a romantic drama with science fiction elements about two young adults, Sung-Hyun and Eun-Joo, who live in different times but are connected through a mysterious letter box by a lake house that transports letters and other objects from 1998 to 2000. Sung-Hyun is an architect and Eun-JooContinue reading “Siworae / 시월애 [KR 2000]”

Dàyú hǎitáng / 大鱼海棠 [CN 2016]

International title: Big Fish and Begonia Info: This review was originally written 2017/12/06. I embedded the full movie (Japanese dub, English sub) below. THE STORY Dàyú hǎitáng is a supernatural animation movie set in a magic world, that lies beneath our oceans and is inhabited by magical spirits (oftentimes looking just like humans). After aContinue reading “Dàyú hǎitáng / 大鱼海棠 [CN 2016]”