So Long, My Son review; Personhood under siege

To say I was blown away is an understatement. Spanning three generations of family and the tumultuous shifts of history from The Cultural Revolution to the One-child policy to the rapid economic expansion of modern China, this is a staggering film that is at once intensely personal and tremendously steeped in the wider socio-economic forces…

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…

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…

You Were Never Really Here review; Trauma, depravity and brokenness.

Adapted from Joanathan Ames’ novel of the same name, Lynne Ramsay’s bleak thriller unfurls a phatasmagoria of urban hell, clinging trauma and the depravity and desolation of broken characters. You Were Never Really Here is uncompromising to say the least. Flashbacks give Joaquin Phoenix’s hitman character layers upon layers of tragic characterization (abusive father, PTSD…

Get Out is good but not great; Microaggression in America

Get Out’s been stealing the hearts and minds of audiences all across the board from casual moviegoers to esteemed critics. It’s been hailed as groundbreaking, shocking and a great satire. Many think it’s a deep and provocative representation of prevailing systemic racism in America today. (I would have voted for Obama for a third time!)….

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’sĀ  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’…

Wind River review; Beautiful and unpretentious.

This poster was made by the talented Eileen at SG_Posters. šŸ™‚ I simply couldn’t resist using it for my review!! Read on for my review. Wind River is my favourite Taylor Sheridan film and one of my favourite films of the year. Yes, I freaking love Wind River!! There’s a certain unpretentious charm about all…

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…

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…

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…