April 19, 2018
Doc et Zoé dans Kafou

Kafou (Bruno Mourral, 2017)

Kafou est un tournant dans le cinéma haïtien. Il y a dans le film une volonté de changement, un effort de décrier les abus de la société haïtienne, de faire honneur à notre culture et de l’intégrer à notre cinéma, et de noter pour la postérité les réalités contemporaines en Haïti.
March 20, 2018
Black Panther movie

Black Panther: A Perspective

I’ve been away from the Kinoreal blog for a while, and I’ve missed writing it. Movies are the way I make sense of life, how I endeavour to understand the complex issues that affect me daily. Maybe I haven’t been motivated enough by any of the recent movies to add to the discussion. Black Panther has changed that. Although not […]
May 5, 2015
Seven Pounds

Seven Pounds (Gabriele Muccino, 2008)

Seven Pounds is a great concept but executed with poor vision. The supporting cast is well chosen, with Dawson, Harrelson and Pepper being high points.
January 30, 2015
Honeymoon

Honeymoon (Leigh Janiak, 2014)

Honeymoon is like the edge of a blade, which could turn out quite dull or sharp as hell. Riding that edge is what makes the film so appealing.
January 30, 2015
Live

Live (Noboru Iguchi, 2014)

What is most impressive with Live is its infectious energy.Every death, every plot point is sacrificed to the cinematic experience.
April 2, 2014
12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, 2013)

The highlight of 12 Years a Slave is Steve McQueen’s direction. The arresting scenes of the film are the moments of sheer beauty.
January 3, 2014
I'll Give It My All... Tomorrow

Fantasia 2013 bits IV

Reviews bits of the Fantasia Film Festival.
December 20, 2013

Fantasia 2013 bits III

Reviews bits of the Fantasia Film Festival.
December 20, 2013
Sweetwater

Fantasia 2013 bits II

Reviews bits of the Fantasia Film Festival.
December 20, 2013
Rurouni Kenshin

Fantasia 2013 bits I

Reviews bits of the Fantasia Film Festival.
December 16, 2013
Hentai Kamen in action

HK: Hentai Kamen (Yûichi Fukuda, 2013)

Apart from the fact that it’s one of the most entertaining films of 2013, the best thing about HK: Hentai Kamen is the joy of having to explain its premise to people, to witness their flabbergasted stare and assure them that “it’s really, really good”. Actually, it is really good because its parody comes from a place of love for […]
December 16, 2013
All the lady assassins

The Lady Assassin (Quang Dung Nguyen, 2013)

The Lady Assassin, a martial arts blockbuster, is my first Vietnamese film. A light Sunday night screening at this year’s Fantasia Festival, it was attended by a notable number of people from Montreal’s Vietnamese community. Billed as a Vietnamese wu xia, in the film, a princess sold in marriage is taken in by a team of high-flying, ass—kicking, thieving assassins […]