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“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

Nothing better than a film poster where a man is clearly about to beat the crap out of his girlfriend, but in a sexy way. Confounding lovers of good writing everywhere, Fifty Shades of Grey (2015, dir. Sam Taylor-Johnston) was a runaway literary success in 2011 and 2012. Written by E. L. James and initially […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Whiplash (2014)

This film is receiving quite a lot of Oscars buzz, and rightly so. Directed by Damien Gizelle, Whiplash (2014) is a fast paced example of the perfect cinematic mix between excitement and frustration. Whiplash tells the story of Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller), who has dreams of becoming the best drummer in the world. One day […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014)

The penultimate film in the franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014, dir. Francis Lawrence) begins where the last film ended. Its synopsis is as follows: When Katniss destroys the games, she goes to District 13 after District 12 is destroyed. She meets President Coin who convinces her to be the symbol of rebellion, while […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Gone Girl (2014)

It seemed like this film would never arrive in cinemas. The promos and posters kept rolling out endlessly, and with this level of hype, it felt like a long time to wait. But here it finally is, and it’s a doozy. Directed by the one and only David Fincher and based on the book by […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Boyhood (2014)

Director Richard Linklater’s magnum opus that has been twelve years in the making, Boyhood (2014) tells the story of young Mason (Ellar Coltrane), from age five to age eighteen. Boyhood follows Mason as he grows up, notably using the same actor for the entire film; we literally watch him grow as the film progresses. Boyhood […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Under the Skin (2014)

Finally released in cinemas after ten years in development, Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin (2014) is a film that will stick in your mind for a very long time. It tells the story of a beautiful female alien (Scarlett Johansson) who arrives in Scotland with a job to do. She is charged with the task […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

The Fault In Our Stars (2014, dir. Josh Boone), adapted from the book of the same name by prolific young adult author John Green, is, as the poster states, one sick love story. Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) is a seventeen year old girl who has terminal thyroid cancer, but lives an otherwise normal life. […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Noah (2014)

Based on the famous story from the Bible, Noah (2014) is director Darren Aronofsky’s latest magnum opus. It tells the story of a man who is called by his Creator to perform an important task – to save the innocent after a devastating flood washes the sin of mankind away from the earth.

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Her (2013)

Set in a future Los Angeles where technology has become more advanced and integrated with daily life, Her (2013) tells the story of Theodore Twombley, a professional letter-writer who has become increasingly socially isolated after splitting up with his ex-wife. One day, after seeing an advertisement for a new form of advanced operating system (OS), […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Blue Is The Warmest Colour (2013)

Based on a graphic novel of the same name by Julie Maroh, Blue is the Warmest Colour (2013, dir. Abdellatif Kechiche) tells the story of Adèle, a high school student who is blossoming into adulthood. Adèle has a fairly regular life, she enjoys studying and has some good friends and a potential boyfriend. One day, […]