Mini Film Reviews Volume 12

A Guide To Second Date Sex

Laura and Ryan have been totally destroyed by previous relationships. In the hope of getting it right this time, they go out on a second date having no idea on what they are supposed to do. Well it more like A Guide On How Not To Made A Romantic Movie, as this film is not convincing enough and it more like a stage show on telly. It not watchable or memorable enough but the only good thing is the acting of George Mackay which he trying his hardest, it just the concept that doesn’t really work and the story is really interesting.

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

Though the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, a forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fences has startling and unexpected consequences. This is a beautiful story at the heart of the film and the acting overall is really good, the only thing is it has too many inconsistently like an awkward ending and it doesn’t gel as much and the main characters are hard to like as well.

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

Against all the odds, a thirteen-year-old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine. This is a well-intentioned film that bring with amazing acting with a really good story, it certainly show poverty aspect of this film and in whole it is very sensitively told. The only thing is not as powerful as it should be and normally when it comes to those type of film it meant to be inspirational but this one isn’t and it somewhere in the middle, but it still a good film regardless.

The Cat Return

After helping a cat, a seventeen-year-old girl finds herself involuntarily engaged to a cat Prince in a magical world where she only hope of freedom lies with a dapper cat statuette come to life. A beautiful story that brim with array of colourful characters and the gorgeous animated world and the cinematography is wow and it certainly capture that very well, the thing is it is rather surreal and slightly weird in some ways but it has got the vibe of a Doctor Who storyline which is really cool.

The Australian Dream

The Australian Dream is a theatrical feature documentary that uses the remarkable and inspirational story of AFL legend Adam Goodes as the prism through which to tell a deeper and more powerful story about race, identity and belonging. This can be tough to watch as some of it is rather controversial but this is untimely a truly powerful experience and with a fantastic sense of wonder that made you think, this is a slow burner type of film / documentary and it is thought provoking. It not as perfect as its taken its time at first but it drawn you in about 40 – 45 minutes in the film as it is superbly made.

Kiki’s Delivery Service

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service. This also a slow burner film that brim with laughter and a life lesson of finding your own way and you can connect with these colourful characters, the scenery and the cinematography just wowed you with an intelligent story that bring supernatural into a modern world and it translated that very well, in a sensitive and soulful film that is certainly watchable.

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