Category film review

Blindspot 2017: The English Patient (1996)

Directed by Anthony Minghella and being the recipient of a whole lot of Oscar attention at the 69th Academy Awards,¬†The English Patient¬†(1996) is one of those films that you know is an epic before you even watch it. Its reputation precedes it. Its synopsis is as follows: At the close of WWII, a young nurse […]

A Mixed Bag at the Cinema: The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) & Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

So recently I’ve been making quick review posts about films I’ve seen at the cinema; films I’ve grouped together as being super fantastic or super disappointing. This time around, I thought I’d post about a bit of a mixed bag – one film I loved so much I wanted to hug it to death, and […]

Two New Releases I Didn’t Enjoy: The Snowman (2017); Justice League (2017)

I’ve been seeing lots of films at the cinema recently! But amongst the many hits, there can also be some significant misses. Here are brief, paragraph-long reviews on two films I saw recently, which I’d rather not spend any more time on, to be honest; and you shouldn’t either.

Two New Releases I Enjoyed: mother! (2017); Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

I’ve been seeing lots of films in the cinema recently, and some I’ve disliked and regretted – however some I have absolutely loved and have ranted about to anyone who will listen. mother! and Blade Runner 2049 are two films I loved seeing in the cinema recently, but for quite different reasons. Whilst mother! was […]

Raw Meat (1973): “Mind the doors!”

There’s something pretty grisly going on under London in the Tube tunnels between Holborn and Russell Square. When a top civil servant becomes the latest to disappear down there, Scotland Yard start to take the matter seriously. Helping them are a young couple who get nearer to the horrors underground than they would wish. (source) […]

Blindspot 2017: The Conversation (1974)

Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) is a surveillance expert who can bug people at anytime and anywhere. Living in a isolated world, his business is his work. One day, he records a young couple, having a conversation in a park in San Francisco. When he finally is able to pierced together the entire recording, he soon […]

Blindspot 2017: Sucker Punch (2011)

Zack Snyder’s fifth film and his first foray as the triple threat of director, producer, and writer, Sucker Punch is a story about badass females seeking to escape disempowerment; a fantasy within a fantasy, a multilayered narrative of young women fighting against oppression and abuse. The film’s synopsis is as follows: A young girl (Emily […]

Fifty Shades Darker (2017): “No rules, no punishments, and no more secrets.”

Here we go again. Based on E.L. James’ trainwreck of an ‘erotic’ novel series, Fifty Shades Darker (2017, dir. James Foley) is the second of a trilogy, focusing on the relationship between two people which is characterised by a mixture of seemingly genuine affection and sexual sadism. Beginning at approximately the ending of the previous […]

Two New Releases: Arrival (2016); Hidden Figures (2016).

Despite my sluggish rate of posting film reviews recently due to insane work life and trying to find some time to sleep, I actually did find the time to watch two new films at the cinema recently – two Oscar-nominated films, no less. And somewhat in celebration of International Womens’ Day on the 8th of […]

Inferno (2016): “Seek, and find.”

Infer-nope. Inferno (2016), directed by Ron Howard, is the third film based on Dan Brown’s original novels about the adventures of renowned/fictitious Harvard professor and symbologist, Robert Langdon. The film’s synopsis is as follows: When Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity […]