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…

Sicario: Day Of The Soldado review

Sicario: Day Of The Soldado is a defiant sequel that takes a swipe at the ruthlessless of counter-terrorist operations and the destruction of innocent lives caught in collateral damage. While Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro feature again in this largely masculine world, it is the female fringe characters whose presence are the most striking…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Mudbound review; Wake up America

Mudbound, one of 2017’s  highly acclaimed films recently released on Netflix, is an interwoven story of American history and life. Race, family and war are big themes being explored with such an expansive vision, and yet the stories that underlie them are so painfully personal and intimate. Dee Rees’ film is not just another ‘black’…

Wind River review; Beautiful and unpretentious.

This poster was made by the talented Eileen at SG_Posters. 🙂 I simply couldn’t resist using it for my review!! Read on for my review. Wind River is my favourite Taylor Sheridan film and one of my favourite films of the year. Yes, I freaking love Wind River!! There’s a certain unpretentious charm about all…

Good Time review; Thrillingly tragic

Good Time, as ironic a title as the Safdie Brothers intended it to be, is a film with no reprieve. Centered around the crime-hustling Connie (Robert Pattinson) who tries to re-connect with his autistic brother after a robbery gone wrong, this non-stop thrill ride is an assault on the senses from start to finish. Films…

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…

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…