Monte's Movies

Into the Beat: finding oneself through dance

Relax to the rhythm of hip-hop with this German film about Katya, a young dancer caught between two worlds: her family legacy of ballet...

Roma: an immersive look in 1970s Mexico

Roma is a one-of-a-kind movie. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, the movie is shot is black and white, and both the sound and the cinematography...

Wadjda: A girl’s journey to buy a bicycle

For viewers looking for an introduction to Saudi Arabian film, “Wadjda” is a good, if not depressing choice. The 2012 film was directed by...

A foray into French film gone wrong

With dozens of French films on Netflix, there are bound to be a few bad ones. However, “West Coast” was truly très très horrible....

Yes Queen: Tales of independent women in Indian cinema

Just like Hollywood, Bollywood is filled with classic tales of women falling for strong men who can, supposedly, take care of them. However, two...