You Will Die at Twenty

At times it’s a little too ponderous, and sometimes struggles to bring variation and surprise to its runtime. In Retrospect. You Will Die at Twenty Review by David Jenkins @daveyjenkins Share this Directed by Amjad Abu Alala Starring Islam Mubarak Mahmoud Maysara Elsaraj Mustafa Shehata Anticipation. The film avoids hyperbole in its thoughtful, philosophical exploration of young life saddled with a finite expiry date, pondering whether it should be an excuse for exuberance and gorging on life experience, or perhaps sitting tight and trying your best to ward off the…

The End of Evangelion

One of the most popular anime franchises ever, perhaps at its most daring. Enjoyment. That annihilation of the body in the film’s first half eventually moves onto the annihilation of the ego in the second, and then the aforementioned boundaries of animation itself. Designed to replace the controversial final two episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion, The End of Evangelion expands the series finale’s contemplation of emotional crutches and human connection to an apocalyptic scale. The End of Evangelion draws attention to its own construction, “destroys itself” to reveal the emotional…

Sizing up this year’s submissions for the Best International Feature Oscar

Their acquisition Memoria, a Thai director’s film starring a British actor with some sections in the English language, still managed to qualify as the submission for Colombia, the country in which it’s set. Or will Drive My Car cruise to victory? And as for those films in the mix not currently available to watch outside their home country, here’s hoping that changes and soon. Which means that one race in particular – perhaps the most fascinating and hard-to-predict of all – is already in full swing. All the same, word-of-mouth…