On a Wing and a Prayer is a movie that centers around an incredible true story, which may initially seem too remarkable to be true. The plot follows a passenger who, while aboard a chartered flight with his wife and two daughters, witnesses the pilot suffer a heart attack and pass away. With his family’sContinue reading “On a Wing and a Prayer review – wish this unbelievable true story had added some more tension to the plot”
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50 years of Mean Streets – A film that provides a glimpse into Martin Scorsese’s future works
Mean Streets was a pivotal film that launched Martin Scorsese’s career and paved the way for his signature style of depicting uneasiness, violence, and guilt. It also foreshadowed elements that would appear in his later films, including The Gangs of New York and The Irishman. Interestingly, the film almost never came to be, as itContinue reading “50 years of Mean Streets – A film that provides a glimpse into Martin Scorsese’s future works”
Netflix’s first Portuguese series is a must-watch espionage drama
Glória is a slow-burning thriller that offers a nuanced portrayal of Portugal’s experience during the Cold War. The show’s refined storytelling draws you in from the very first episode, leading you through an intricate plot that ultimately proves rewarding. With a bit of fiction thrown in, the series incorporates true events into its storyline andContinue reading “Netflix’s first Portuguese series is a must-watch espionage drama”
We Were There, Too!
There are certain films whose specific sequences still remain etched in our memories after years. Most of the images we get to see normally feature actors but the real executors who made those scenes possible remain largely forgotten. Here we take a look at a few of the memorable scenes which have a story ofContinue reading “We Were There, Too!”
Rare Facts About Sam Raimi & Coen Brothers And Their Buddyhood
It was 1980 and director Sam Raimi was travelling to New York for the first time with negatives of his debut film The Evil Dead. When Sam reached the building that housed the edit room, he was greeted by a shabby man with long hair. The unkempt man came up to his car and offeredContinue reading ” Rare Facts About Sam Raimi & Coen Brothers And Their Buddyhood”
Père-Lachaise Cemetery – Where Stardom Is Barricaded!
Ever wanted to know what real stardom looks like? Look no further than Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris. It’s the same cemetery where celebrities like Molière, Edith Piaf, Proust, Beckett lie buried. The cemetery basically has who’s who from the world of art and literature. It was the penultimate day of our Paris trip and paucityContinue reading “Père-Lachaise Cemetery – Where Stardom Is Barricaded!”
Patarei Prison – Tallinn’s Testimony To Soviet And Nazi Terror
It was a chance discovery, or serendipity in other words. In 2015, I was in Tallinn, capital of Estonia for a visit and top on my agenda included a visit to downtown Tallinn (now declared a UNESCO heritage site), Hotel Viru (more on this in a later post) and a trip to Helsinki with TallinnContinue reading “Patarei Prison – Tallinn’s Testimony To Soviet And Nazi Terror”