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NDK’s Film Reviews

About me: I'm a fan of films that invoke a response - through technique, subject matter or script. Dogme, J-Horror, documentaries (esp. music, pop-culture and observational sociology), thoughtful (rather than bombastic) Sci-Fi, and the occasional anime.

7 Films have been rated or reviewed by NDK.

Festival in CannesFestival in Cannes (2001)Aro Favourite
4 stars (Very Good) Think dogme–rom–com for the young–at–heart. Quotable quote: 'It is too much Victore'. (Must be spoken with a gentle French accent.)
Vicky Cristina BarcelonaVicky Cristina Barcelona (Vicky Christina Barcelona) (2008)Aro Favourite
4 stars (Very Good) Charismatic Spanish leads leave Johansson floundering. Great viewing if you're after a light–weight cinematic mid–winter escape from the chills of Welly :).
DVD $15 $7.50, $19.95
Time CrimesTime Crimes (Los Cronocrímenes) (2007)Aro Favourite
5 stars (Exceptional) A brilliant exploration of situational ethics wrapped in a B–movie mask. 'Sci–fi' in name – but far from chrome in nature.
DVD $20 $15
Darwin's NightmareDarwin's Nightmare (2004)Aro Favourite
5 stars (Exceptional) The first–person POV brings coherence and a compelling diversity of situations, people and places (albeit the antithesis of the idealised Lonely–Planet / National Geographic road–trip). The open edit leaves room for the viewer to form their own opinions.
Kingdom, TheKingdom, The (Riget) (1994)Aro Favourite
5 stars (Exceptional) Provocative images, twisted tropes, soap machinations combined in a wry observation of corporate/organisational culture gone–wrong (see also Von Trier's THE BOSS OF IT ALL). Consecutive viewing recommended for full effect.
DVD $39.95 $29.95
Perfect BluePerfect Blue (1997)Aro Favourite
5 stars (Exceptional) A dense and perfectly realised future as seen through a pop–culture lens. Noire feel reminiscent of Blade Runner.
Millennium ActressMillennium Actress (2001)Recommended
4 stars (Very Good) Cinematic scene–dropping leads to a dreamlike deja vu viewing experience deftly mirroring the the fragile, shifting identity of the lead character.

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