Archiving the Subconscious — An Interview with Jay Rosenblatt

The name Jay Rosenblatt hardly needs any introduction for those who take a keen interest in the world of short and experimental filmmaking. This San Francisco-based found footage filmmaker has been capturing the imagination of his viewers through his hypnotic and thought-provoking collection of films that have won numerous awards at prestigious film festivals across…

The Projection Room’s Oscar Predictions 2018 — Who Will Win?

It is that time of the year again. When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honours the best achievements made in the film industry the past year with the prestigious Oscar award. 2017 has been particularly impressive regarding the huge number of excellent films it has produced, ensuring that the 90th Academy Awards…

The Shape Of Water (2017) Review — Poetry On Celluloid

Guillermo Del Toro’s personal masterpiece, The Shape Of Water, is a monumental achievement in creative filmmaking. As he himself says, it is “a fairy tale for troubled times”. Set during the Cold War, this fiercely imaginative, gorgeously outlandish tale of an amphibian man bonding with a mute woman also proves to be surprisingly universal in…

Counterpart S01E04 “Both Sides Now” Review — Switching Things Up

I wrote last week as to how S01E03 showed languish in narrative development almost all through the episode, slowly but surely knitting together pieces, only to turn up the heat towards the very end with a quick succession of events that get things back on track and promise exciting days ahead. Well, Counterpart seems to be…

Self-Criticism of a Bourgeois Dog (2017) Review ― Radlmaier’s Astounding Debut

Julian Radlmaier is a fascinating filmmaker indeed. Effortlessly unique and with a taste for the satirical, this new age avant-garde director knows how to take on weighty issues and present them in a manner that’s surprisingly entertaining. Despite being a sympathizer of communism himself, Radlmaier never shies away from commenting upon its inefficacy or the…

Counterpart S01E02 “Birds Of A Feather” Review — Uncovering Secrets

Counterpart returns after a very interesting pilot to further the events that unfolded the previous week, after our introduction to this bizarre world and its many possibilities. Still going the slow-burn route, the narrative develops significantly ― exploring the central conflict in greater detail and establishing existing character roles firmly while also paving the way…

Counterpart S01E01 “The Crossing” Review — An Intriguing Start

Parallel universes. Multiple identities. Bizarre paradoxes that might result from a person meeting his ‘twin’ from a parallel world. These are concepts and theories from the realms of science and science-fiction, almost as old as the genre itself, all explored and recycled and nearly done to death by the film and television industry. Yet somehow,…