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HOLY ROLLERS

Once in a while even movies can dispense with its usual stereotypes and can tell us an old story with a fresh set of characters.  This debut feature from filmmaker Kevin Asche is a drug smuggling story where the baddies are neither African Americans or Italian Mafia but actually Hassidic Jews, and evidently its all … Continue reading

HOLY ROLLERS : THE TRUE STORY OF CARD COUNTING CHRISTIANS

Over the years I have come across countless instances of questionably, immoral and downright dangerous practices that were justified by the perpetrators with four simple words : I am a Christian.  But this it is the first time I have ever heard it to justify the actions of a organised gambling syndicate. Actually they themselves never … Continue reading

Hope Gap : when his parents marriage ends Jaime is expected to fix things

  Hope Gap is based on the real story of the childhood of writer/director William Nicholson . He had first written it in the form of a play The Retreat from Moscow which went on to win 3 Tony Award Nominations on Broadway. The latter seems very surprising watching the movie adaptation which is now … Continue reading

HOPE SPRINGS

So what does happen when a marriage just grinds to a halt and you are left with just going through the daily motions with not even bothering (daring?) to mention its demise?  This rather intimate and uncomfortable story is just about that when after 31 years of marriage Kay & Arnold live separate lives in … Continue reading

Horns

Daniel Radcliffe has made some interesting career choices since casting off his Harry Potter psyche, and his role in Alexandre Aja’s romantic/comic/horror fable is no exception. Adapted from a novel by Stephen King’s son Joe, this rather bizarre but completely absorbing thriller is the tale of a young man who, after he is wrongly accused of … Continue reading

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