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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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6 Underground (2019): Action / Adventure / Comedy

Six highly, uncommonly skilled – each in their own way – men and women have formed an anonymous team for the sole purpose of… making the world a better place. Michael Bay does what Michael Bay does best. What do you expect from 6 Underground? Slo-mo? You got it. Slow-mo with car chases? But withContinue reading “6 Underground (2019): Action / Adventure / Comedy”

The Room (2019): Drama / Mystery / Sci-Fi

A young couple moves into a house with many secrets and a room that… grants wishes. I’ve been told that in Los Angeles, everyone has an idea about a great film. Do you know why almost no one makes it? Because no Industry Professional cares about any kind of idea. The Room is based on aContinue reading “The Room (2019): Drama / Mystery / Sci-Fi”

Ostinato (2019): Short / Horror

A chef finds himself getting killed over and over by anyone he knows. Completed through the 48 Hour Film Project in Shanghai, and winner of GOLD BEST MICROSHORT, SILVER BEST HORROR SHORT, SILVER BEST DARK COMEDY at the OCTOBER 2019 edition of Independent Shorts Awards (ISA), Ostinato marks the narrative debut for Luke Luoh. As IContinue reading “Ostinato (2019): Short / Horror”

Chernobyl (2019): Drama / History

In April 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded, causing the most calamitous nuclear disaster in history. How outstanding this five and a half-hour TV film/mini-series is, is outrageously beyond comprehension. Directing, acting, editing, writing, direction of photography, visual effects, music, art direction, stunt coordination, sound design, costume design, makeup department, and every other departmentContinue reading “Chernobyl (2019): Drama / History”

Triple Threat (2019): Action / Thriller

Mercenaries unite in order to protect the daughter of a billionaire who becomes the target of an elite assassins’ group. Triple Threat is NOT, I repeat is NOT to be compared, contrasted, or associated in any way with Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003), the Undisputed franchise (2006-2016), The Raid: Redemption (2011), The Raid 2 (2014),Continue reading “Triple Threat (2019): Action / Thriller”

Papillon (2017): Adventure / Biography / Crime

Convicted for a murder he didn’t commit, Henri Charriere is sent to the Devil’s Island where, along with a fellow inmate, they plan an escape of a lifetime. Based on Charriere’s memoirs, directed by Michael Noer – “R” (2010) and “Northwest” (2013) – and written by Aaron Guzikowski, “Papillon” didn’t get the publicity it deserved.Continue reading “Papillon (2017): Adventure / Biography / Crime”

Mortal Engines (2018): Action / Adventure / Fantasy

Hundreds of years from now, the world as we know it has been destroyed, the remaining cities have been mobilised, the major cities are hunting down the smaller ones, and two youngsters do everything in their power to change the status quo. I’ve spoken before about budget and creativity as I have spoken before aboutContinue reading “Mortal Engines (2018): Action / Adventure / Fantasy”

Ashes in the Snow (2018): Drama / History / Romance

In 1941, as Stalin’s army marches through Lithuania, a 16-year-old girl, her family, and thousands of men, women, and children who have been accused of treason, and are deported to Siberia. A heartbreaking and soul-crushing story about a nation we know little and the same nation’s suffering that we know even less. A powerful dramaContinue reading “Ashes in the Snow (2018): Drama / History / Romance”