Music in Twin Peaks: The Return

Above, a photo of Chromatics and David Lynch. (photo courtesy of Chromatics) How awesome is that?! Recently, I finished watching Twin Peaks: The Return, David Lynch and Mark Frost’s third season after the first two seasons that were aired 25 years ago. Apart from it being simply the most breathtaking visual experience I’ve ever seen…

Lady Bird review; A chorus for youth

With a singular vision to portray her own experiences in her youth, Greta Gerwig has spoken for us all. Greta Gerwig’s heartfelt, funny and deeply resonant film is so great and so full of life and love for the characters she portrays. While Lady Bird may contain several characters archtypes and isn’t necessarily as ground-breaking…

On Body And Soul review; The most important love story of 2017

On Body And Soul, 2017 Berlinale winner for best film, is quite possibly the most beautiful and most important love story of 2017. Centered around the growing relationship between a handicapped man and a woman on the autism spectrum, the hungarian film spotlights characters you don’t usually see everyday dealing with ordeals that we can…

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…

Menashe review; One of the best movies of 2017

I haven’t been posting lately as I’ve been so busy lately but I have a break of a few weeks so I’m back at watching movies and reviewing them. Hope you guys have been doing great! To kick things off again, here’s a movie I recently watched that was honestly one of the best I’ve…

Mudbound review; Wake up America

Mudbound, one of 2017’s  highly acclaimed films recently released on Netflix, is an interwoven story of American history and life. Race, family and war are big themes being explored with such an expansive vision, and yet the stories that underlie them are so painfully personal and intimate. Dee Rees’ film is not just another ‘black’…

Good Time review; Thrillingly tragic

Good Time, as ironic a title as the Safdie Brothers intended it to be, is a film with no reprieve. Centered around the crime-hustling Connie (Robert Pattinson) who tries to re-connect with his autistic brother after a robbery gone wrong, this non-stop thrill ride is an assault on the senses from start to finish. Films…

Blade Runner 2049 review; Neon-noir

Blade Runner 2049 is an exceptionally crafted visual treat. Building upon the world that the original Blade Runner had already created, we see Villeneuve explore interesting ways that blend cutting-edge cool with very tangible technological realities already present in our present world i.e holograms. Environmentally, Blade Runner 2049 envisions a world more polarized than today;…

A Ghost Story review; A symphony of tenderness and meaning

Imagine those who left us behind still sit beside us at the dinner table and watch over us as we sleep. David Lowery’s evocative A Ghost Story is a first look into the melancholic and soul-defining existence of the after-life. Even with a distinctive visual style which captures the expansive nature of the real life…

The Beguiled; A harrowing look at our inability to accept our own nature.

Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled is a softly beguiling and bewitching experience. The undercurrents of human nature and darkness course through the film’s steely and static frames. She has previously stated her desire to tell the story of The Beguiled through the lens of the female perspective. The result is interesting. Some believe Sofia Coppola portrays…