Best Supporting Actors of 2019

In the build-up to the end of awards season, the time has come to put my own list for the best in film for the main categories. I will be releasing one a day, starting with Best Supporting Actor. These are my nominees. Let me know your thoughts! Who would be on your list? 🙂…

So Long, My Son review; Personhood under siege

To say I was blown away is an understatement. Spanning three generations of family and the tumultuous shifts of history from The Cultural Revolution to the One-child policy to the rapid economic expansion of modern China, this is a staggering film that is at once intensely personal and tremendously steeped in the wider socio-economic forces…

Best Films of 2019

In a year of outstanding cinema, the act of choosing between films and ranking them is always hard. It is like splitting hairs; 2019’s films offered some of the most subtly profound stories and some of the most ambitious concepts. From the swivelling kinetic energy of Waves which paints a refreshing take on the tragedies of…

‘The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open’ review

When two women of Indigenous descent meet in a chance encounter, their lives, fears, identities and predicaments are illuminated in the subliminal tension of mundane moments; The quiet silence of thought and apprehension, the disquieting stillness of mixed emotions and the unfiltered sounds and words of muttered breaths, internal conflict and desolate resignation. As one…

My favourite movies of the last decade in gifs.

Happy New Year guys! Whether it’s about leaving things behind or embracing new beginnings, I just want to wish all of you a happy new year! Thank you for following my following and supporting this blog, it really means alot. I aim to be more active in the new year and hope to continue writing…

I Lost My Body review; The best animated film of 2019.

I Lost My Body is one of this year’s more profound films. Its creative use of animation brilliantly expounds on surprisingly deep and abstract themes of fate, choice and personal agency. The main narrative unfolds alongside the metaphysical journey of the ‘moving hand’, combining the brutal corporeal realities of life with a whimsical sense of…

Joker review; “You wouldn’t get it”

Happy Christmas Eve everyone! For this special day, I’m going to review a special film that I’ve been wanting to do a review on for some time. Enjoy. Joker’s shocking brutality and gritty allegory of mental disability, socio-economic disparity and class warfare places it as one of the most subversive comic-book movies of all time….

Honey Boy review; A transcendent story of trauma

In Alma Ha’rel’s intensely personal Honey Boy, Shia LaBeouf plays his own emotionally broken and abusive father. In vicariously projecting his pain for us to see, he transforms this film into therapy for him and for those of use who grew up with a difficult childhood. Shia LaBeouf’s brave honesty and Alma Ha’rel’s sensitive treatment…

Dolemite Is My Name review; And the film has got me feeling anew

Dolemite Is My Name is absolutely rambunctious. There has not been a movie in such a long time that has me physically jamming, rooting, clapping and slapping; The feeling is almost spiritual and I can’t lie. It is a whole load of fun and one of the few movies that I can’t wait to immediately…

The Story Of 90 Coins review

In increasingly uncertain times, matters of the heart are hardly spared. There is an ever increasing incongruity between idealism and reality, what we perceive and what we experience, the desire for greater control and the erosion of personal agency in love and life. Michael Wong’s first foray into film with The Story Of 90 Coins…