Original vs Remake: Hollywood’s Need to Retell the Story (or the Lack Thereof)

“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 a few international films, not particularly well-known ones, that have spawned renowned Hollywood successes (whether critical or commercial). Maybe I can get you to watch either orContinue reading “Original vs Remake: Hollywood’s Need to Retell the Story (or the Lack Thereof)”


Annabelle Comes Home (2019): Horror / Mystery / Thriller

Annabelle, Ed and Lorraine Warren’s most dangerous artifact, becomes the beacon, attracts and brings to life all their other possessions when their daughter, her babysitter and her friend accidentally unleash her. Following my previous mediocre reviews on the conjuring universe after Conjuring 2 (2016), Annabelle comes home, we get to watch her, and here weContinue reading “Annabelle Comes Home (2019): Horror / Mystery / Thriller”

Captive State (2019): Sci-Fi / Thriller

Nine years after alien forces invaded and colonised Earth, an underground movement, stealthily, plans an attack to fight back. This is not the “cinema of attractions”. No Independence Day (1996) effects with marching songs while shouting “we will fight” narrative. Captive State focuses on the world’s political and socio-economic state after the extra-terrestrials’ colonisation, leavingContinue reading “Captive State (2019): Sci-Fi / Thriller”