Parasite (2019)

Something really awesome happened last night. For the first time in its 92 year history, a foreign language film won Best Picture at the Academy Awards. When you consider just how many incredible international films have graced the big screen since the 1920s, this is an amazing achievement, and along with statuettes for Best Original…

Lady Bird (2017)

Being much closer to thirty now than any of my precious teen years, the world of ‘coming of age’ cinema is something that I tend to only want to revisit with the promise of some really high quality content. In the case of Lady Bird, attached names like Greta Gerwig, Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalfe were…

20th Century Women (2016)

Though this time in my cinematic year is usually taken up by all of the films that have been nominated for acting and Best Picture awards at the Oscars, 20th Century Women, a partially autobiographical story of director Mike Mill’s early life, had been on my radar of interest for some time. Filled with performers…