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Love is Strange

Love is strange

Love, ageing and losing one’s home underpin this character focused film written by Mauricio Zacharias and Ira Sachs who also directs.

The two main protagonists are gay but their trials resonate with all who have been in love.

The score is laden with Chopin’s works and provides the drifting rhythm of the story.

George (Alfred Molina) is a music teacher who comments vigorously on the playing of Chopin by one of his students. The grace of the music is personified by the nearly 40 year commitment of Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) who decide to tie the knot with an idyllic wedding ceremony that takes place in lower Manhattan. Continue reading Love is Strange



Director Christopher Nolan (THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, INCEPTION) again creatively builds upon his experimental cinematography with his use of anamorphic 35mm and 15perf/70 IMAX cameras attached to aeroplanes, to provide the audience with stunningly visuals and has successfully re-imagined the science fiction blockbuster genre on a grand scale.

If you are looking for a comparison to go by, INTERSTELLAR  is a deep space thriller and odyssey that is reminiscent of selective parts of the premise in the source material for several science fiction films, including THE PLANET OF THE APES, 2001 and GRAVITY.

The film is set in the not-too-distant future. INTERSTELLAR shows a global crisis where planet earth’s crops are being ravaged and destroyed by an uncontrollable blight. A space journey is undertaken to save humanity from its destructive excesses, and to find a new planet like earth to re-locate all seven billion human inhabitants of Earth, or to start again on a new earth utilising the thousands of fertilised human eggs carried on-board the spacecraft.

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