Best Supporting Actors of 2019

In the build-up to the end of awards season, the time has come to put my own list for the best in film for the main categories. I will be releasing one a day, starting with Best Supporting Actor. These are my nominees. Let me know your thoughts! Who would be on your list? 🙂…

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 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…

‘The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open’ review

When two women of Indigenous descent meet in a chance encounter, their lives, fears, identities and predicaments are illuminated in the subliminal tension of mundane moments; The quiet silence of thought and apprehension, the disquieting stillness of mixed emotions and the unfiltered sounds and words of muttered breaths, internal conflict and desolate resignation. As one…

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,…

Thoroughbreds review; Teenage horror, angst and emptiness.

Thoroughbreds is a tingling, chilling and extremely interesting film of great provocation and irony. Stunning visuals, sound design and terrific acting from Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) and Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) make for a unique film. Taylor-Joy plays Lily who feels suffocated by the presence of her step-father and Cooke plays…

Avengers Infinity War review; Contrived and awkward

(Spoilers ahead) I believe I’m ‘non-partisan’ when it comes to DC and Marvel. Because both of them are plagued by the pastiche of the mainstream superhero trope. They are characterized by cheesy dialogue, plot contrivance and dull characterization. The visual flamboyance of most superhero movies may wow on the surface but are honestly quick fixes…

Best of 2017; My picks for all film categories

What’s good people?! I’ve been real busy for the past couple of weeks so this post is kinda late but here it is guys…my picks for all the categories of film in 2017. I just saw Annihilation and Game Night a couple of days ago and hope to post reviews of them soon! Cya soon…

Best films of 2017

Alright movie lovers 🙂 Here we are again. Honestly, it feels like last week that I did my best of 2016 movies list. I guess time really does fly when we look back. How have you guys been? I’ve been quite caught up with University and haven’t written as many reviews as I would’ve liked…

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…

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…

A Crackling Christmas; Food recipes and blog update

Merry Christmas guys 🙂 I haven’t posted in a LONG while due to my busy schedule in uni and a recent community service trip I went to for a couple of weeks. I’ve been back for a few days now and got right into the festive spirit by whipping up some dishes for the family….