All posts by Nazia Hafiz

DVD Review: How to be Single (M) (USA, 2016)

Given the combined creative genius of writers (Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein, Dana Fox) who co-wrote this screenplay, one would have expected to strap themselves in for a solid, heart wrenching, feel good romp with How to be Single. However not all rom-coms are created equal and this would be sure fire winner, boosted by the growing star power of Leslie Mann (The Other Woman, Knocked Up, 40 Year Old Virgin) and native comedienne Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect 1 & 2, Bridesmaids) seems to have fizzled amidst an insincerely executed mesh of confused sub-plots.... Continue Reading

DVD Review: Self/Less (USA, 2015)

Mankind’s eternal search for the fountain of youth has seen Hollywood explore more than one scenario where immortality is a reality, always at some morally reprehensible dystopic expense. Films such as Elysium,The Island, Transcendence or more recentlyChappie have approached the idea from different angles with great success. Whether director Tarsem Singh’s (The Fall, Immortals, The Cell) latest sci-fi thriller Self/Less meets the same standards is questionable at best, even with the bucketloads of potential it possesses.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Self/Less (M, USA, 2015)

Mankind’s eternal search for the fountain of youth has seen Hollywood explore more than one scenario where immortality is a reality, always at some morally reprehensible dystopic expense. Films such as Elysium,The Island, Transcendence or more recently Chappie have approached the idea from different angles with great success. Whether director Tarsem Singh’s (The Fall, Immortals, The Cell) latest sci-fi thriller Self/Less meets the same standards is questionable at best, even with the bucketloads of potential it possesses.... Continue Reading