Vox Lux (2018)

It’s fair to say that the last six or so months has well and truly spoilt us when it comes to musical based, female centric rise and fall type film narratives. We got something relatively traditional in the form of the fourth version of A Star Is Born, something more rustic and raw in the…

Annihilation (2018)

It would be fair to say that Alex Garland’s latest release Annihilation has come to represent a massive shift in the way that major motion pictures are now handling their release options. The intellectual science-fiction adventure was given a cinema release in the USA and China, but due to creative conflicts and a decision not…

Top Ten: Films Of 2017

Congratulations, if you’re reading this then you have made it through the absolute maelstrom that has been 2017. Several events this year, both political and social, have really taken the world aback, some for the better and some for much, much worse, and more than ever I have turned to the dark comfort of the…

The 89th Annual Academy Awards: Head vs. Heart

This Sunday marks the annual ceremony in Hollywood where the biggest, most prestigious prizes are given out to celebrate what the assorted members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences deem to be the best selection of films and performances over the past year in cinema. Though I often end up agreeing with…

Jackie (2016)

Let me begin this review by letting you know that the trailer for Jackie is probably one of the best trailers I have ever seen. Before the majesty of La La Land, I was treated to 90 seconds of perfectly scored, expertly executed teaser footage that gave me goosebumps and left me reeling. The tone…

Jane Got A Gun (2016)

For many people, the phrase ‘Hollywood blacklist’ refers to the period during the mid 19th century when many filmmakers and actors with Communist sympathies (and many without) were cast out from the cinematic community and denied work. In more modern times, however, the black list has become the term to describe a set of scripts…

Mini Reviews #4

What I have been watching over the last seven days: Suddenly (2002) Director: Diego Lerman Starring: Tatiana Saphir, Carla Crespo, Veronica Hassan An interesting Argentinian and Dutch film in which a naive shop assistant is swept away on a road trip by two free spirited punks. A story of sexual awakening and discovery layered with…