Some films are so laden with atmosphere, they are the kind you want to live in, if just for a day. Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers (2003) is one such film.
There’s nothing like a beautiful girl falling into a coma to refresh the well-trod rom-com genre. The Big Sick is based on the true story of the film’s co-writers, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, and is a totally gut-wrenching, heartfelt delight.
Being a teenager is being on the precipice of adulthood. You’re teetering on the edge with your toes splayed out, ready to take an exhilarating freefall into a land of firsts. In the movie Sleeping Giant, fifteen-year old Adam grapples with a lot of these firsts – his first crush, his first kiss, his first betrayal.
Nobody sleeps in Sleepless in Seattle. Could you guess that from the title? The tale of this movie follows Sam and Jonah Baldwin, a father and son, struggling to come to terms with the death of a mother and wife.
There’s a feeling about this irreverent 2015 Turkish film by first-time feature director Deniz Gamze Ergüven that reminds you of Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides.
Lost in Translation is the kind of movie that makes people want to go to Japan. Not knowing what you’re ordering at a shabu shabu restaurant, karaoke in a pink wig, fancy bars with stripper poles, flower-arranging classes, bullet trains, feeling dwarfed by the grand, overwhelming efficiency of a big, foreign city.