Best films of 2017

Alright movie lovers 🙂 Here we are again. Honestly, it feels like last week that I did my best of 2016 movies list. I guess time really does fly when we look back. How have you guys been? I’ve been quite caught up with University and haven’t written as many reviews as I would’ve liked…

Isle Of Dogs; Adorable animation and dogged satire.

Wes Anderson’s Isle Of Dogs comes right off the heels of the colourful noir of Grand Budapest Hotel, the frenzied adolescence in Moonrise Kingdom and the surprising realism in the wacky Fantastic Mr.Fox. Isle Of Dogs mixes multiple levels of satire to create social commentary on the festering of fear and hatred, authoritarianism, segregation and…

Hereditary review; The tragic nature of human frailty

Some spoilers ahead so read at your own risk. If you have not seen the film, I suggest you read the review after you’ve seen the movie. Hereditary was one of my most anticipated movies of 2018. After hearing critics rave about it at Sundance for being one of the scariest films they’ve ever seen,…

Thoroughbreds review; Teenage horror, angst and emptiness.

Thoroughbreds is a tingling, chilling and extremely interesting film of great provocation and irony. Stunning visuals, sound design and terrific acting from Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) and Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) make for a unique film. Taylor-Joy plays Lily who feels suffocated by the presence of her step-father and Cooke plays…

Avengers Infinity War review; Contrived and awkward

(Spoilers ahead) I believe I’m ‘non-partisan’ when it comes to DC and Marvel. Because both of them are plagued by the pastiche of the mainstream superhero trope. They are characterized by cheesy dialogue, plot contrivance and dull characterization. The visual flamboyance of most superhero movies may wow on the surface but are honestly quick fixes…

You Were Never Really Here review; Trauma, depravity and brokenness.

Adapted from Joanathan Ames’ novel of the same name, Lynne Ramsay’s bleak thriller unfurls a phatasmagoria of urban hell, clinging trauma and the depravity and desolation of broken characters. You Were Never Really Here is uncompromising to say the least. Flashbacks give Joaquin Phoenix’s hitman character layers upon layers of tragic characterization (abusive father, PTSD…

Best of 2017; My picks for all film categories

What’s good people?! I’ve been real busy for the past couple of weeks so this post is kinda late but here it is guys…my picks for all the categories of film in 2017. I just saw Annihilation and Game Night a couple of days ago and hope to post reviews of them soon! Cya soon…

Get Out is good but not great; Microaggression in America

Get Out’s been stealing the hearts and minds of audiences all across the board from casual moviegoers to esteemed critics. It’s been hailed as groundbreaking, shocking and a great satire. Many think it’s a deep and provocative representation of prevailing systemic racism in America today. (I would have voted for Obama for a third time!)….

Music in Twin Peaks: The Return

Above, a photo of Chromatics and David Lynch. (photo courtesy of Chromatics) How awesome is that?! Recently, I finished watching Twin Peaks: The Return, David Lynch and Mark Frost’s third season after the first two seasons that were aired 25 years ago. Apart from it being simply the most breathtaking visual experience I’ve ever seen…

Lady Bird review; A chorus for youth

With a singular vision to portray her own experiences in her youth, Greta Gerwig has spoken for us all. Greta Gerwig’s heartfelt, funny and deeply resonant film is so great and so full of life and love for the characters she portrays. While Lady Bird may contain several characters archtypes and isn’t necessarily as ground-breaking…

On Body And Soul review; The most important love story of 2017

On Body And Soul, 2017 Berlinale winner for best film, is quite possibly the most beautiful and most important love story of 2017. Centered around the growing relationship between a handicapped man and a woman on the autism spectrum, the hungarian film spotlights characters you don’t usually see everyday dealing with ordeals that we can…

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer review; A metaphor without a beating heart

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer is Yorgos Lanthimos’ new film after Dogtooth and The Lobster and follows the director’s bizarre and uncompromising approach to film. Drawing from Euriphides’ fable, Iphigenia at Aulis, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer is a modern take on ideas of fated tragedy, familial responsibility, human error and the inherent violence…