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The Qatsi Trilogy

“The World of Apu” is a bimonthly, diverse, and multilingual online film magazine which explores film cultures from around the world. Below you can find my analysis on the Qatsi trilogy. A cinematic statement about civilisation, technology, nature, and the relationship among the three. A trilogy left behind in the shadow cast by blockbusters, forgotten by time,Continue reading “The Qatsi Trilogy”

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Mail Order Monster (2018): Drama / Family / Sci-Fi

A little girl is trying to cope, after having lost her mom, while dealing with life itself, bullies, and her father with his new girlfriend by putting together… a robot. A low budget, indie, PG film which Jax Productions and Stay Relevant Productions managed to bring to life with respect to family values. Loss, grief,Continue reading “Mail Order Monster (2018): Drama / Family / Sci-Fi”

Miracle on 34th Street (1994): Family / Fantasy

Christmas Version: An old man who fits the Santa Claus profile becomes a symbol for a company, a family, and a nation alike. Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott, and Mara Wilson give a great performance in a film for the whole family. Legendary John Hughes behind the production and director Les Mayfield remake theContinue reading “Miracle on 34th Street (1994): Family / Fantasy”

A-X-L (2018): Action / Adventure / Family

I’ll be quick, and as this is a PG film, I’ll be lenient too… Writing an “original” script nowadays is hard enough. Directing it in an “original” way, even harder. Oliver Daly, writer/director of the short film Miles (2015), pens the script and directs its feature version “A-X-L”. A kid and (not) his robotic dog’sContinue reading “A-X-L (2018): Action / Adventure / Family”

Wonder (2017): Drama / Family

Stephen Chbosky does his wonder once more – Yes, pun intended. Following the mind-blowing “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” (2012), he now pens the screenplay and directs “Wonder”. In a nutshell, a homeschooled child suffering from mandibulofacial dysostosis, also known as “Treacher Collins syndrome” (facial deformity), attends for a first time a public school, enteringContinue reading “Wonder (2017): Drama / Family”