The Neon Demon review; The figment is the flesh

I’m afraid auteur might even be an understatement for Nicholas Winding Refn. His first major film is his only universally appreciated film. Every major work since has been a cosmos of stylistic violence and stark imagery. Maybe it’s because of his partial colour-blindness and the way he that he compensates his art for himself.  Visually, it’s…

Nocturnal Animals trailer

It’s now 1AM over here; How apt 😉 But I hope I don’t become a nocturnal animal like these crazies in the trailer. There is some intense shi* cooking up here that I’m so excited for. Nocturnal Animals has been on my radar ever since the start of 2016. But judging from the trailer alone,it…

I’m so hyped for La La Land.

AHHHHHHHHHHHH OMFG. IT YIS HERE. I first saw this trailer on ReelReviewDude’s blog. He’s a great friend and a fantastic blogger with great taste in cinema. Glad we both have this on our MUST WATCH list haha! Hey guys. Yeah. That was me screaming. La La Land is one of the films I’ve been keeping…

Most anticipated films of 2016

With the year almost half gone, we enter really serious waters in the world of cinema. Films that mean business will push for late releases to catch the Oscar buzz while every corner from October to early 2017 will be littered with a host of awesome films. The season of blockbusters has passed; This is…

The Town: Finding the human in crime

Ben Affleck has seen pretty ridiculously high reviews for a relatively new actor-turned-director. Argo nabbed him a host of awards,including the prestigious Best Picture Award,while ironically leaving him in the cold for Best Director.There have only been three oscar-winning films whose director’s have not at least been nominated for directorial achievement…but Ben Affleck needn’t be…

First half of 2016 in film recapped

And just like that, 2016 reaches its halfway point. Wherever you may be in your life right now, I hope you’ve achieved all that you set your heart to. For me, I’ve been trying to make the best use of my time before I enter Uni next year 🙂 What have you guys been up to!?…

Hail, Caesar! ; A flailing affair

Hail, Caesar!, a movie by the dynamic director duo Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country For Old Men, True Grit, Miller’s Crossing), misses the mark on both grandeur and comedy. Roger Deakins beautiful cinematography is a facade, a rose tinted frame that when removed, reveals a film severely deficient in plot. The funny thing I’ve…

Youth: Simplicity

Youth captures the ache of aging, the age of yearning, and the yearn for faded memories. Art-House is found in the overtures of the movie, deftly pointing out the eccentricities of neurosis and personality in the film. Moments can be uplifting but seeded beneath it all is a world of loss, a world of two…

Far From The Madding Crowd: A passionate adaptation.

After a month’s break from blogging, the next post has been coming for a while.And it’s finally here. Far from the madding crowd is the film that has re-ignited my fire for movie reviewing; Now I have well and truly returned to the fold. Thomas Vinterberg’s stylish piece has shone far beyond the plethora of…

Still Alice: An accurate depiction of Alzheimers. Julianne Moore shines.

You’re probabably going to associate Still Alice with Julianne Moore’s stand-out performance. It’s no surprise given that she’s won every best actress award from the Golden Globes to the SAG (Screen Actors Guild Awards) to the Baftas. In a week’s time, she’ll be the unstoppable force at the Oscars, despite strong performances from all nominees. Yet,…