Tag Archive | Nadia Sandhu

ChickFlicking – People Like Us Review (Nadia Sandhu)

ChickFlicking – People Like Us Review (Nadia Sandhu)

People Like Us Starring Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Hall D’Addario, and Michelle Pfeiffer Directed by Alex Kurtzman The first thing I noticed when I saw the trailer for “People Like Us” was the amazing chemistry between Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks, which would be great if this was a rom-com, but it isn’t.  This […]

The Passing of a Chick Flick Auteur – Nora Ephron (Nadia Sandhu)

The Passing of a Chick Flick Auteur – Nora Ephron (Nadia Sandhu)

Nora Ephron hated the term “chick flick” per Pete Hammond at Deadline (click here for that great memorium)  but I don’t think she would mind the way that the much maligned, and ultimately unfair label, has been reclaimed here at chickflicking. Ephron was a prolific writer but she will long be remembered for reviving and […]

ChickFlicking – Weekend Box Office: A Tale of Two Chick Flicks (Nadia Sandhu)

ChickFlicking – Weekend Box Office: A Tale of Two Chick Flicks (Nadia Sandhu)

This was supposed to be a positive review of Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, but a funny thing happened on the way to posting. The first box office projections started coming in and I found myself enthralled by the widely diverging fates for Friend and Pixar’s Brave, the two big chick […]

NXNE 2012 – A Pair of Danko Jones Movie Reviews (Nadia Sandhu)

NXNE 2012 – A Pair of Danko Jones Movie Reviews (Nadia Sandhu)

The Ballad of Danko Jones The Diamond Brothers directed the “Below the Belt” music video trilogy for Danko Jones, and then re-purposed that footage to create this short film.  Ralph Macchio and Elijah Wood as the bad guys.  Plus Selma Blair, Lemmy Kilmister, Mike Watt, Don Jamieson, Jena Malone, Frank Drank, Art Hsu and Jason […]

NXNE 2012 – Disposable Film Festival Review (Nadia Sandhu)

NXNE 2012 – Disposable Film Festival Review (Nadia Sandhu)

Description from http://www.nxne.com: Selected by MovieMaker Magazine as one the world’s “coolest film festivals,” the Disposable Film Festival supports and celebrates the democratization of cinema made possible by new, inexpensive video technology. Disposable offers a legitimate forum in which the work of zero-budget and non-traditional filmmakers is taken seriously and exhibited in theaters around the […]

Moonrise Kingdom Review (Nadia Sandhu)

Moonrise Kingdom Review (Nadia Sandhu)

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Starring Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Edward Norton, and Bruce Willis Directed by Wes Anderson I worry for Wes Anderson, I really do.  With the spectacular decline in originality that has befallen Tim Burton, that other uber-stylized auteur of our times, one can’t help but wonder when Wes Anderson’s day will come. Those […]

Brave Review (Nadia Sandhu)

Brave Review (Nadia Sandhu)

Brave (2012) Starring (voices) – Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane, and Craig Ferguson Directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, and Steve Purcell Brave is a big surprise.  The Pixar produced and Disney distributed film is a story about mothers and daughters.  There is no handsome Prince, but there is a […]