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? 🙂…

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…

Best films of 2018.

This is my fifth year doing my best movies of the year list; And each year that passes does not disappoint. I haven’t blogged in about half a year because I’ve been so caught up with different things. 2018 has been a year of big changes and busy times. Now that I’ve settled down into…

First Reformed review; The limits of faith

Paul Schrader is well known for writing the screenplay for Taxi Driver, a universally well-known depiction of isolation, self-destruction and the dichotomy between egos and heroes in the new age. Taxi Driver characterized the feeling of loneliness in the swamp of big cities and the descent of normal people into madness. Society moves so fast…

Mission Impossible Fallout review; An escapist thrill-ride

Mission Impossible’s great feat is that each film that follows manages to be its own, somewhat self-contained vessel of pure thrill, action and awe. It’s a franchise that understands it’s own identity and does not pretend or try too hard to be anything more than death-defying entertainment fueled with explosions, espionage and pure electricity. Rinse…

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…

Hereditary review; The tragic nature of human frailty

Some spoilers ahead so read at your own risk. If you have not seen the film, I suggest you read the review after you’ve seen the movie. Hereditary was one of my most anticipated movies of 2018. After hearing critics rave about it at Sundance for being one of the scariest films they’ve ever seen,…

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…

Avengers Infinity War review; Contrived and awkward

(Spoilers ahead) I believe I’m ‘non-partisan’ when it comes to DC and Marvel. Because both of them are plagued by the pastiche of the mainstream superhero trope. They are characterized by cheesy dialogue, plot contrivance and dull characterization. The visual flamboyance of most superhero movies may wow on the surface but are honestly quick fixes…