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…

The Void review; Cosmic fear

The Void is a crazy horror-house steeped in the overarching horrors of the supernatural unknowns, paying homage to the pastiche of practical effects in horror. I haven’t seen many old horror films but many have pointed out how it’s very much old-school in style so ardent horror fans, this one might interest you. But it…

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 Out calls to attention a conscious/unconscious effort to segregate, objectify and disempower…

Personal Shopper review; A coming-of-age ghost enigma

Personal Shopper is not a very accessible experience. But in its place is an originality whose effect still seeps into my interpretation, and it lingers long after the viewing experience. This is a special film. Olivier Assayas’ ghost-drama film bears the slow-burning realist trademarks of European cinema but often dabbles in many different tonal shifts…

My most anticipated movies of 2017

It’s always fun to create these lists every year, it’s become a little bit of a ritual for me. There’s always awards season posts where everyone gets in on the hottest movies in town…and then there’s the prep work and anticipation for next year’s most promising crop. And you guys know me. I’m always into…

Kong Skull Island:A smashing good time

I scouted around for some fan art for my featured image coz of the plethora of artwork dedicated to this movie by so many different artists and their varied styles. Then I came across this and it just blew me away. Many thanks to Dave Stafford for letting me use his downright bad-ass poster for…

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…

Oscars predictions 2017

It’s that time of the year again! Movie buffs, film fanatics, showbiz people and those who are enamoured by the pageantry of it all will find this to be like the superbowl of film. La La Land’s clearly on a sweep, but I’m still hopelessly holding on the hope that Moonlight punches above its weight.And…

Best films of 2016

This is going to be a long post but I hope you enjoy it 🙂 So once again, here we are. 2016 has been a crazy year to say the least. This year’s movies have been a reflection of a sentiment that our individual voices are important, and that different parts and groups of society…

Best Cinematography of 2016; My Picks

Best Cinematographer Bojan Bazelli, Pete’s Dragon Bradford Young, Arrival Linus Sandgren, La La Land James Laxton, Moonlight Robbie Ryan, American Honey Sturla Brandth Grøvlen, Victoria (header picture) Bojan Bazelli Bazelli’s Pete’s Dragon is breath-taking. It has the wonder of a child, hues and lights seem to come in warm, washed out tones similar to how…