DAILY FILM DOSE: A Daily Film Appreciation and Review Blog: September 2013

Monday, 30 September 2013

The Fly

It’s easy to see why David Cronenberg was interested in remaking this semi-classic picture. Under the guise of a b-movie James Clavell’s screenplay from George Langelaan’s story of a scientist who turns himself into a half-man/half-fly is remarkably poignant and emotionally-affecting atomic age cautionary tale of science-gone-wrong.

Friday, 27 September 2013

World War Z

The few dollops of remarkably sustained zombie-chaos intensity and globe-trotting cine carnage are strong enough to gloss over the narrative and conceptual deficiencies in this massive behemoth of a film.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013


Denis Villeneuve executes Prisoners with same kind of bold cinematic panache as the best of the genre, namely 'Seven' and 'Zodiac', but with a moral complexity which separates this picture from Fincher’s cold clinical approach.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness

With the kinks worked out from the previous exposition and time travel-heavy Kirk/Spock origin story, and by staying close to the spirit of Wrath of Khan, the most action-oriented entry of the Star Trek episodes, the result is a more focused and thus clearer action sci-fi picture aimed at moderate Trek enthusiasts and summer blockbuster audiences.

Thursday, 5 September 2013


The story of a doting but frustrated wife of 1870’s Indian upper class society is both a luscious technical dynamo, a sharp socio-political statement of female empowerment and a good old fashioned reserved melodrama.