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 Cannes (2001)
- 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 Barcelona (Vicky Christina Barcelona) (2008)
- Charismatic Spanish leads leave Johansson floundering. Great viewing if you're after a light–weight cinematic mid–winter escape from the chills of Welly :).
- Time Crimes (Los Cronocrímenes) (2007)
- A brilliant exploration of situational ethics wrapped in a B–movie mask. 'Sci–fi' in name – but far from chrome in nature.
- Darwin's Nightmare (2004)
- 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, The (Riget) (1994)
- 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.
- Perfect Blue (1997)
- A dense and perfectly realised future as seen through a pop–culture lens. Noire feel reminiscent of Blade Runner.
- Millennium Actress (2001)
- Cinematic scene–dropping leads to a dreamlike deja vu viewing experience deftly mirroring the the fragile, shifting identity of the lead character.