A 10 minute review of Jafar Panahi’s laugh out loud funny but deeply politically profound movie Taxi Tehran. It stars Panahi as a taxi driver picking up a variety of strange and wonderful passengers, creating a collage of life in modern Iran with its highs and lows. The movie is currently on very limited release in the USA and goes on release in the UK on October 30th. A full written review can be found at http://www.bina007.com
An 9 minute spoiler-free movie review of the searing story of a child soldier in a war-torn African country serving under the charismatic Commandant, played by Idris Elba. The movie, directed by Cary Fukunaga of True Detective fame, is beautifully shot and acted. It will be available to watch on Netflix on October 16th but deserves to be seen on the big screen. A full written review can be found at http://www.bina007.com
An 11 minute review of the historical drama about the 1910s English political movement for women’s right to vote starring Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby) and Helena Bonham Carter. Out in the UK on October 11th and in the USA on October 23rd. A full written review can be found at http://www.bina007.com
Continuing our commentaries on historical dramas, Bina007 and Beric 175 aka Matthieu give a DVD Commentary of the Oscar winning 1998 Shekhar Kapur film, Elizabeth. Cate Blanchett as the teenage daughter of Henry VIII struggling to establish her rule in a patriarchal world.
Continuing our journey into 1980s fantasy movies, Bina007 and Beric 175 aka Matthieu give a DVD Commentary of The Neverending Story. This 1984 tells the tale of a bullied schoolboy who discovers a magical book that transports him into Fantasia – a magical land under threat from The Nothing.
Bina007 Movie Reviews reaches its 100th episode with a review of the adorable children’s animated comedy and Despicable Me spin-off movie, Minions. Bina007 is joined by the Vassals of Kingsgrave hosts Amber and Nadine. A full written review can be found at http://www.bina007.com.
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In honour of the late Sir Christopher Lee, Bina007 and Beric 175 aka Matthieu give a DVD Commentary of the animated children’s fantasy classic, The Last Unicorn. This 1982 film features a voice cast including Mia Farrow, Jeff Bridges and Angela Lansbury and the animators who went on to become Studio Ghibli.