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…

Alien Covenant review; David, the son of god.

Alien Covenant begins with a shot of David,looking at Michelangelo’s David sculpture and surmising the irony of his creation while playing softly, Wagner’s Das Rheingold: Entry Of The Gods into Valhalla. ‘If you created me,then who created you?’ ‘You created me but you will eventually die. And I won’t’. Then, as David pours Weyland his…

Rear Window review/analysis; Spaces between us

I’ll be doing mostly a literary/film analysis of Rear Window that I hope you find interesting. I’ve been told it’s a classic but I found it to be way ahead of it’s time and fundamentally different in the way the film sets itself to be. Sit back, relax and I hope you enjoy it šŸ™‚…

Cannes 2017 lineup preview; Damn I wished I was there!

This year’s Cannes lineup is looking like it’s going to be a special one. Cannes has always been the artistic one compared to the other awards but they usually still feature a big name or two from Hollywood. This year’s selection finally embraces the Cannes uniqueness and verve as it’s jam packed full of quiet…

Graduation; A perfect film

Graduation is a rare film because it nails everything from the opening to the end, from it’s morally abstruseĀ social commentary to the way in which it captures the raw essence of each scene and makes them all mean something. There are few films that you come across in your life that hit you speechless and…

The Void review; Cosmic fear

The Void is a crazy horror-house steeped in the overarching horrors of the supernatural unknowns, paying homage to the pastiche of practical effects in horror. I haven’t seen many old horror films but many have pointed out how it’s very much old-school in style so ardent horror fans, this one might interest you. But it…

People; A searing snapshot of reality

I was pleasantly surprised that the people behind the independent indie filmĀ People ;oĀ sent me a screener to the film before it’s Itunes release date of 1st May. And I’m glad that it was a really good film so it was enjoyable both watching and writing a review about it. Check out my review below and…

Get Out review; Stay woke

Get Out is Jordan Peele’s comedy-horror satire that highlights the underlying racism against Blacks in modern America. Peele draws from everyday conversational tropes that seem innocent enough (and they might very well be) and turns them into a frighteningly comedic and entertaining horror-thriller. Get OutĀ calls to attention a conscious/unconscious effort to segregate, objectify and disempower…

Personal Shopper review; A coming-of-age ghost enigma

Personal Shopper is not a very accessible experience. But in its place is an originality whose effect still seeps into my interpretation, and it lingers long after the viewing experience. This is a special film. Olivier Assayas’ ghost-drama film bears the slow-burning realist trademarks of European cinema but often dabbles in many different tonal shifts…

My most anticipated movies of 2017

It’s always fun to create these lists every year, it’s become a little bit of a ritual for me. There’s always awards season posts where everyone gets in on the hottest movies in town…and then there’s the prep work and anticipation for next year’s most promising crop. And you guys know me. I’m always into…