Daily Archives: January 22, 2014


We Are The Giant – Quick Review – Sundance 2014

This film follows human rights activists from Bahrain, Syria and Libya. It examines not only how social media played a part in these uprisings against unjust governments, but also the people instrumental in starting the movements. It was a good film with a powerful message.

Bahraini activist Maryam al-Khawaja speaking at Sundance 2014

 


Frank – Quick Review – Sundance 2014

Frank

Frank“, a film about a band whose leader, Michael Fassbender, wears a giant fake head. Domhnall Gleeson is a hack keyboard player who gets a lucky break when the band’s old keyboard player goes crazy and tries to drown himself.

Maggie Gyllenhaal is excellent as the band’s Theramin player and cause of a lot of their troubles. A strange, but fun film which examines mental illness, creativity and suffering. Very funny and sweet in spots, but overall a bit to odd.

You can watch the trailer here.