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 abstruse 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…

Logan; Humanistic portrayals and redemption

Logan is my first proper 2017 film-release movie review. But let’s detract abit here. After a pretty exciting awards season last year which, for the first time, awarded Best Picture to a movie (Moonlight) which was also my favourite, 2017 seemed to cement itself as the year for the underdogs. It saw Roger Federer came…

Book review #1: The Vegetarian

This is my first book review and it shouldn’t really be my first because I should have started this a while back ago! I love books as much as I love movies but I always take too long to read them. I have read a few good ones in the past year, so I figured…

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…

The Childhood Of A Leader; Interesting,obscure but lacking.

One could go about analyzing all the different aspects of The Childhood Of A Leader and find yourself as clueless as before. The moody atmosphere sets up the story but the story is evidently lacking. Brady Corbet uses instances of mischief and tantrums to justify his point…his point being that such uncontrolled behavioural problems are…

Nocturnal Animals trailer

It’s now 1AM over here; How apt 😉 But I hope I don’t become a nocturnal animal like these crazies in the trailer. There is some intense shi* cooking up here that I’m so excited for. Nocturnal Animals has been on my radar ever since the start of 2016. But judging from the trailer alone,it…

Train To Busan; Finally, a zombie film about humans

Train To Busan is the closest zombie film to date I’ve seen that transcends beyond the post-apocalyptic zombie genre. Finally. This one moves beyond the living and the undead to expose humankind’s nature;It examines the human condition in ways both rotten and redeeming. It bears little semblance to Bong Joon-Ho’s Snowpiercer. It is markedly less…

Eyes Wide Shut review; Degrees of transgressions

Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut is an interesting watch. The film has a distinct duotone feel to it. The rudimentary and routine life in the city contrasts the eerie and ritualized sexual escapades. Bill (Tom Cruise) and his wife’s (Nicole Kidmann) sexual frustrations and repressions have to be veiled in secrecy; But these very fantasies…

Most anticipated films of 2016

With the year almost half gone, we enter really serious waters in the world of cinema. Films that mean business will push for late releases to catch the Oscar buzz while every corner from October to early 2017 will be littered with a host of awesome films. The season of blockbusters has passed; This is…

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,…