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…

My favourite movies of the last decade in gifs.

Happy New Year guys! Whether it’s about leaving things behind or embracing new beginnings, I just want to wish all of you a happy new year! Thank you for following my following and supporting this blog, it really means alot. I aim to be more active in the new year and hope to continue writing…

I Lost My Body review; The best animated film of 2019.

I Lost My Body is one of this year’s more profound films. Its creative use of animation brilliantly expounds on surprisingly deep and abstract themes of fate, choice and personal agency. The main narrative unfolds alongside the metaphysical journey of the ‘moving hand’, combining the brutal corporeal realities of life with a whimsical sense of…

Joker review; “You wouldn’t get it”

Happy Christmas Eve everyone! For this special day, I’m going to review a special film that I’ve been wanting to do a review on for some time. Enjoy. Joker’s shocking brutality and gritty allegory of mental disability, socio-economic disparity and class warfare places it as one of the most subversive comic-book movies of all time….

Dolemite Is My Name review; And the film has got me feeling anew

Dolemite Is My Name is absolutely rambunctious. There has not been a movie in such a long time that has me physically jamming, rooting, clapping and slapping; The feeling is almost spiritual and I can’t lie. It is a whole load of fun and one of the few movies that I can’t wait to immediately…

The Story Of 90 Coins review

In increasingly uncertain times, matters of the heart are hardly spared. There is an ever increasing incongruity between idealism and reality, what we perceive and what we experience, the desire for greater control and the erosion of personal agency in love and life. Michael Wong’s first foray into film with The Story Of 90 Coins…

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…

First Reformed review; The limits of faith

Paul Schrader is well known for writing the screenplay for Taxi Driver, a universally well-known depiction of isolation, self-destruction and the dichotomy between egos and heroes in the new age. Taxi Driver characterized the feeling of loneliness in the swamp of big cities and the descent of normal people into madness. Society moves so fast…

Mission Impossible Fallout review; An escapist thrill-ride

Mission Impossible’s great feat is that each film that follows manages to be its own, somewhat self-contained vessel of pure thrill, action and awe. It’s a franchise that understands it’s own identity and does not pretend or try too hard to be anything more than death-defying entertainment fueled with explosions, espionage and pure electricity. Rinse…

Tully review; A raw depiction of motherhood and depression.

I’m not sure I’ve seen a film touch on the topic of post-partum depression with such grace and empathy. Being a male myself, I doubt I can ever fully appreciate the joy and pains of motherhood and all that it entails from nurturing life inside the womb to the¬† process of raising a child in…

Sicario: Day Of The Soldado review

Sicario: Day Of The Soldado is a defiant sequel that takes a swipe at the ruthlessless of counter-terrorist operations and the destruction of innocent lives caught in collateral damage. While Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro feature again in this largely masculine world, it is the female fringe characters whose presence are the most striking…