A film that was on my blindspot list (and shame list, ironically) for too long, Shame (2011) is a confronting and emotionally raw masterpiece by director Steve McQueen. Brandon (Michael Fassbender) lives a very private existence in New York City, a carefully maintained lifestyle that allows him to indulge in his sex addiction. However this […]
When I heard that Mark of Three Rows Back and Tom of Digital Shortbread were hosting the Decades Blogathon, I knew I had to join in. The concept of the blogathon is to pick a film to review from the fifth year of each decade – whether it’s 1905, 1955, or 2015. I love this […]
The title of episode six is the words of the House Martell of Dorne, a statement of their peoples’ resilience and resistance. This episode’s title is incredibly ironic in a unfunny sense, as several characters emerged broken by its conclusion. Before watching this episode I accidentally read a spoiler about it that made me very […]
A documentary about the people behind the voices that we know and love, I Know That Voice (2013, dir. Lawrence Shapiro) teaches its viewers about the art and careers of famous voice artists, such as John DiMaggio, Tara Strong, Seth Green, Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright, Jim Ward, and more. The documentary is broken up into […]
The first of Roman Polanski’s ‘apartment trilogy’, Repulsion (1965) is a film where one woman’s past history of trauma and resulting damaged psyche have a measured impact on her ability to function in daily life. Carole Ledoux, played to perfection by Catherine Deneuve, is a beautiful and young manicurist living in London, who seems to […]
It’s the halfway point of the season! I’m going to try my hardest to not be too verbose here and to make this the shortest of my write-ups as I’m aware that they’ve all been thousands and thousands of words so far. Here’s hoping Theon/Reek actually gets some dialogue this episode!
This edition of my short reviews on short films features works by acclaimed filmmakers Eli Roth, Wes Anderson and David Lynch. Watching long-form films by these auteurs is a great way to get to know their style, but it’s also interesting to see how these iconic creatives condense their aesthetic, preferred themes and directorial style […]
My partner is the biggest James Bond fan I have ever known in my entire life. He has seen all of the films (except for Die Another Day and the Daniel Craig era ones) probably about one hundred times each. He’s recently started another Bond marathon, and I somehow came up with the idea of […]
It’s episode four already! This means we’re almost halfway through series five. This time has flown past. Has the show gotten past its hurdle of character and story development and started moving things along? Did I enjoy this episode? Read on, but as always, beware of spoilers!
Happy Star Wars day everyone, and May the fourth be with you! Here are some of my favourite posts and articles from the month of April. Firstly, one of my very favourite television shows has returned! Mad Men is back with a vengeance and I’m very sad that it’s the last season, yet also excited […]
I went almost twenty years without seeing this film, and I’m so glad that I finally watched it as a part of my Blindspot challenge. Boogie Nights (1997) is your typical P. T. Anderson film – with a long run time, fantastic ensemble cast, sprawling storylines, and some marvellous direction. Boogie Nights tells the story […]
Episode three of this show gave me enough heart attacks and moments of joy for me to call it my favourite episode of the season thus far. This episode is named after the leader of the fundamentalist and potentially dangerous sect of the Faith of the Seven, the Sparrows, and it’s safe to say that […]