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…

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,…

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer review; A metaphor without a beating heart

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer is Yorgos Lanthimos’ new film after Dogtooth and The Lobster and follows the director’s bizarre and uncompromising approach to film. Drawing from Euriphides’ fable, Iphigenia at Aulis, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer is a modern take on ideas of fated tragedy, familial responsibility, human error and the inherent violence…

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…

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…

Best films of 2016

This is going to be a long post but I hope you enjoy it 🙂 So once again, here we are. 2016 has been a crazy year to say the least. This year’s movies have been a reflection of a sentiment that our individual voices are important, and that different parts and groups of society…

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…

Don’t Breathe; A play on your senses

Don’t Breathe is the exact kind of film that horror fans will love. But it’s not horror. And it’s the kind of film that folks who just want a good time would enjoy as well. With a stunning soundtrack completely composed with household objects, this contained drama is as original horror house as you’re gonna…

The Purge: Election Year review

Hiya guys! I haven’t done a review in a while but I’m getting back into the rhythm again. Here’s my review of the new Purge movie. So I thought The Purge:Election Year was an interesting choice for me since I haven’t seen the previous two films but got a sense of what the movies were…

The Invitation review: Do not go gentle into that good night

You might think I’m being just a tad bit corny here by referencing Dylan Thomas’ famous poem of the same name. But taken out of context, the iconic lines should have been the movie’s tagline. Do not go gentle into that good night, rage rage against the dying of the light. As far as 2016 movies go,…

The Witch: The first of its kind

You guys have to understand something; I hate horror films. Because hardly any satisfy me, I can only dream of what my ideal horror film would be like. I craft little plot trajectories in my head and toy around with ideas, only to face the harsh realization that such a film may never be materialized….