Tag Archives: road movie

“You Don’t Get Life a Second Time” by Zoya Akhtar (2011)

You Don't Get Life a Second Time

Funny, good story and direction, some good – but at times childish – music, but weak content

Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol
Director: Zoya Akhtar
Writers: Farhan Akhtar, Reema Kagti
Music by Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa, Ehsaan Noorani
Cinematography by Carlos Catalan
Film Editing by Anand Subaya

"You Don't Get Life a Second Time" by Zoya Akhtar (2011)

You Don't Get Life a Second Time
Funny, good story and direction, some good – but at times childish – music, but weak content
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol
Director: Zoya Akhtar
Writers: Farhan Akhtar, Reema Kagti
Music by Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa, Ehsaan Noorani
Cinematography by Carlos Catalan
Film Editing by Anand Subaya

“Lucky Them” by Megan Griffiths (USA, 2013)

Lucky Them

Good dialogues and humor, with a movie within the movie

Cast: Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Oliver Platt, Ryan Eggold, Ahna O’Reilly, Amy Seimetz, Joanne Woodward, Lynn Shelton, Johnny Depp
Director: Megan Griffiths
Screenplay: Huck Botko, Emily Wachtel
Music by Craig Wedren
Cinematography by Ben Kutchins
Film Editing by Meg Reticker

“Lovesong” by Son Yong Kim (USA, 2016)

Lesbian love seen by a female director

Lovesong

A finely chiseled description of a friendship between two women. Excellent direction and performances

Cast: Riley Keough, Jena Malone, Brooklyn Decker, Ryan Eggold, Rosanna Arquette
Director: So Yong Kim
Writer: Bradley Rust Gray, So Yong Kim
Cinematographer: Kat Westergaard, Guy Godfree
Editor: So Yong Kim, Bradley Rust Gray
Composer: Jóhann Jóhannsson

“The Journey Is the Destination” by Bronwen Hughes (South Africa, 2016)

The Journey Is the Destination by Bronwen Hughes (2016)

The black-and-white ideological journey of a young reporter / Very active camera

Cast: Maria Bello, Kelly Macdonald, Ella Purnell
Director: Bronwen Hughes
Writers: Bronwen Hughes, Jan Sardi
Cinematography by Giulio Biccari
Film Editing by Robert Ivison, Natan Moss

“Everything Is Illuminated” (Liev Schreiber, USA 2005)

Everything Is Illuminated

After more than an hour of absurd and humorous situations with characteristic music and dialogues, the pace suddenly slows and the tone becomes serious. This change of direction destroys the movie and shows how difficult it is to combine drama with comedy

Cast: Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz, Boris Leskin, Laryssa Lauret
Written and directed by Liev Schreiber
Based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer
Music by Paul Cantelon
Cinematography by Matthew Libatique
Film Editing by Andrew Marcus, Craig McKay

“The Space Between Us” (Peter Chelsom, USA 2017)

The Space Between Us

The key roles given to women do not redeem the awful script and mediocre direction / The original idea deserves a better treatment

Cast: Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Carla Gugino, Gary Oldman
Director: Peter Chelsom
Writer: Allan Loeb
Writer (story): Stewart Schill, Richard Barton Lewis, Allan Loeb
Cinematographer: Barry Peterson
Editor: David Moritz
Composer: Andrew Lockington