The Old Guard: This action film fails to pack a punch

Directed by: Gina Prince-Bythewood Starring: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthais Schoenaerts Released in: 2020 It’s the height of summer, and instead of the flurry of summer blockbusters, cinema doors remain locked and bolted. Even if they are open, nothing new is showing. No carefree action blockbusters accompanied with an armful of popcorn and a half-sipped … Continue reading The Old Guard: This action film fails to pack a punch

The Adventures of Prince Achmed Review: A Magical Fairy Tale

Directed by: Lotte Reiniger and Carl Koch (uncredited) Released in: 1926 A phantasmagorical wonder, which was almost lost forever, The Adventures of Prince Achmed is an utter delight. Director Lotte Reiniger developed her own animation technique based on Wayang Indonesian puppets and spent years compiling enough footage to create a full-length film. She was a true pioneer … Continue reading The Adventures of Prince Achmed Review: A Magical Fairy Tale