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…

Thoughts on 2016 in film

I thought I should post some of my thoughts I’ve been having on the year in film. I haven’t seen Arrival, Moonlight, Manchester by the sea and a few other big films, so I can’t really say which is my favourite film just yet. But I’ve got some musings to ramble on from indie films…

The Birth Of A Nation; Why this film deserves more than it’s getting.

Nate Parker’s movie has been blighted by an insane amount of negativity and flak, rendering it hard for many to see it without later talking about everything else outside of the film. Nate Parker’s rape controversy, how he appeared ‘cold’ when confronted about it, the feeling¬†that he still isn’t quite repentant enough do not do…

The Handmaiden review; This year’s most depraved and beautiful.

The Handmaiden is one of the finest films you will ever see this year. It is rich with nuance, savagery and ravishing beauty. I have not seen Park Chan Woo’s most famous cult classic Oldboy. But if this is any indication, then Park is a genius. The Handmaiden is straight up badass. Adapted from the…

Jack Reacher Never Go Back; A tired sequel but a win for gender equality.

Jack Reacher:Never Go Back is like throwback thursday to me. Just as the trending hashtag conjures superficial feelings of nostalgia from social media fanatics, the second installment of Jack Reacher is similarly designed to appeal to fans of the genre with much ado about nothing. A good first movie quickly produced a second lite version…