RSS feed for Shiva

Favorite films

Recent activity


Recent reviews

  • Leave No Trace

    Leave No Trace

    Very slow. Similar to Captain Fantastic in the way that you’re taking characters from the woods and bringing them into civilization where there’s a bit of a conversation to be had about differences in parenting and point of view of people who disagree with the way Ben Foster (and Viggo Mortensen in CF) are raising their kids BUT I much preferred Captain Fantastic from all aspects. It had its light humor, more emotion, more drama, more everything. This film featured…

  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project


    While I recommend Sean Baker's work for his achievements in cinema, from shooting Tangerine entirely on an iPhone and proving that cinema can start industry chatter when it breaks industry norms, I was not blown away by The Florida Project. Where it excelled is with its accurate and humorous depiction of children and dialogue. The acting was superb on all accounts. I especially enjoyed Willem Dafoe's interpretation as the motel Manager along with Brooklynn Prince's witty charisma brought out in…