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Chemical Hearts : a rather pedestrian teenage romantic drama

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  Actor turned writer/director Richard Tanne’s sophomore film Chemical Hearts is a rather pedestrian teenage dramedy about unrequited love.  Adapted from Krystal Sutherland’s novel of the same name its the story of 17 years old  high school student Henry Page (Austin Abrams) who is a cross between a bookish nerd and a homeless romantic.  He is … Continue reading



Concrete Night

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One can only imagine when the Finnish Film Academy submitted Concrete Night as the country’s official submission for the Best Foreign Picture Oscar in 2014, that the Finnish Tourist Authorities must have had a royal fit. This deeply disturbing story is shot in a bleak unforgiving depressing public housing project in one of Helsinki’s rougher … Continue reading



Search Engines

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With an impressive stellar ensemble as a cast, and the very topical premise of everyone’s obsession with being glued to their cellphones, and helmed by talented writer/director Russell Brown, Search Engines had all the hallmarks of being a  very successful comedy.  On paper at least.  Set in California as an assorted group of family and friends … Continue reading



The People Vs Fritz Bauer

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The official West German government’s hunt for war criminals in the 1950’s was getting nowhere, and a whole slew of prominent Nazis who had been responsible for crimes against humanity were still at large. By now many SS officers had simply swapped their uniforms in exchange for a desk job in one of several important governmental … Continue reading



The Easy Way Out aka L’Art de la Fugue

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Antoine is the middle one of three Parisian brothers, and is the one who has taken it upon himself to sort out his siblings unhappy lives even though his own is heading south too. He works as a writer producing catalogues for exhibitions who are feeling the pinch in a tough economic climate, and he … Continue reading



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