Blade Runner 2049 review; Neon-noir

Blade Runner 2049 is an exceptionally crafted visual treat. Building upon the world that the original Blade Runner had already created, we see Villeneuve explore interesting ways that blend cutting-edge cool with very tangible technological realities already present in our present world i.e holograms. Environmentally, Blade Runner 2049 envisions a world more polarized than today;…

A Ghost Story review; A symphony of tenderness and meaning

Imagine those who left us behind still sit beside us at the dinner table and watch over us as we sleep. David Lowery’s evocative A Ghost Story is a first look into the melancholic and soul-defining existence of the after-life. Even with a distinctive visual style which captures the expansive nature of the real life…

The Beguiled; A harrowing look at our inability to accept our own nature.

Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled is a softly beguiling and bewitching experience. The undercurrents of human nature and darkness course through the film’s steely and static frames. She has previously stated her desire to tell the story of The Beguiled through the lens of the female perspective. The result is interesting. Some believe Sofia Coppola portrays…

Dunkirk review; War personified

Dunkirk is Christopher Nolan’s latest film about the Allied Forces and their struggle to evacuate after German Forces have cornered them in Dunkirk. Facing torrential air attacks, Christopher Nolan’s film is a contained spectacle of tension and anxiety. Accurately mirroring the dread and horror of war, Dunkirk bends and threatens to break into a spiral…

Okja review; Undying love and the sanctity of life.

Okja is a blockbuster type of film with equal amounts of tension and a stirring disquiet. This two-tone approach has come to define Bong Joon Ho’s work. His previous film, Snowpiercer, was lacerating in its social message of class and inequality and sacrificed nothing when it came to dark violence and brutal bloodshed. Delving into…

Lady Macbeth; Victorian-era piece subverts the moral code

Lady Macbeth is the second really good film I’ve seen this year (the first being Graduation). Logan is very good in many ways and falls just behind in what has been a rather interesting year for movies. For starters, I can see these three movies being in my top 20 films of the year. Similar…

Wonder Woman review; Diana’s significance in our world today.

Being slightly skeptical of what DC can achieve after the very disappointing, haphazard and contrived Batman V Superman, I’m happy to say that Wonder Woman not only pleasantly surprised me with strong direction and voice but came out smashing with thorough characterization of one of the most iconic superheroes in the DC universe. It kept…

Alien Covenant review; David, the son of god.

Alien Covenant begins with a shot of David,looking at Michelangelo’s David sculpture and surmising the irony of his creation while playing softly, Wagner’s Das Rheingold: Entry Of The Gods into Valhalla. ‘If you created me,then who created you?’ ‘You created me but you will eventually die. And I won’t’. Then, as David pours Weyland his…

Weekend music; Chillhop

I’ve not done one of these weekend music posts in a while, so here it is! For all you people out there, here’s abit of music that I love to just relax too. I mean it’s the most chill music ever and it suits so many different occasions. Whether you wanna spruce up a gathering…

Rear Window review/analysis; Spaces between us

I’ll be doing mostly a literary/film analysis of Rear Window that I hope you find interesting. I’ve been told it’s a classic but I found it to be way ahead of it’s time and fundamentally different in the way the film sets itself to be. Sit back, relax and I hope you enjoy it 🙂…

Cannes 2017 lineup preview; Damn I wished I was there!

This year’s Cannes lineup is looking like it’s going to be a special one. Cannes has always been the artistic one compared to the other awards but they usually still feature a big name or two from Hollywood. This year’s selection finally embraces the Cannes uniqueness and verve as it’s jam packed full of quiet…