Category thoughts on film

Thoughts on… Inside Out (2015)

Pixar Animation Studio’s fifteenth feature film, Inside Out (2015, dir. Pete Docter) is a psycho-educational tale about the turbulence and development of emotions in the mind of one young girl. Its synopsis is as follows: After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, […]

Thoughts on… The Craft (1996)

This film is responsible for a generation of girls from the 90s experimenting with witchcraft and forming their own covens in order to levitate each other during sleepover parties. The Craft (1996, dir. Andrew Fleming) is one of those films that is so 1990s that it almost works as a time travelling device back to […]

Thoughts on… Showgirls (1995)

Two and a bit years of writing a film blog, and it’s finally come to this. Showgirls (1995), directed by Paul Verhoeven, is one sloppy, greasy, glittery mess of a film. Telling the story of Nomi Malone (Elizabeth Berkley), a drifter with a talent for dance, Showgirls is about drive and passion, and clawing your […]

Blindspot 2016: Jellyfish Eyes (2015)

Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami is well known for his highly imaginative style, his use of bright colours, and cartoon imagery. In his directorial film debut,  Murakami brings us Jellyfish Eyes (or, Mememe no Kurage), released in 2013 in Japan, and 2015 in the United States. Jellyfish Eyes is an adventurous story about family, friendship, […]

Thoughts On… Knight of Cups (2015)

Director Terrence Malick really is a master of experimental cinema – both in terms of experimental content and visual direction. His newest endeavour, Knight of Cups (2015), follows in the same vein as his previous films The Tree of Life (2011) and To The Wonder (2012). But does it live up to Malick’s reputation as […]

Thoughts on… Michael Jackson: Moonwalker (1988)

A collection of short films about iconic singer Michael Jackson (believe it or not), Michael Jackson: Moonwalker (1988) is one of the weirder films I’ve had the fortune to watch. Filled to the brim with strange imagery and stories that are loosely interlinked, Moonwalker is like a volcanic explosion of nostalgia that is incredibly difficult […]

Thoughts on… Trainwreck (2015)

Directed by Judd Apatow, Trainwreck (2015) is a romantic comedy written by Amy Schumer, with her characteristic sharp wit and sexual overtones. Its synopsis is as follows: Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy. (source) I actually saw this […]

Thoughts on… Frozen (2013)

A juggernaut of children’s cinema now embedded in our pop culture landscape forevermore, Frozen (2013) entered the public consciousness with a very loud bang. Telling the story of two royal young women with different paths in life, its synopsis is as follows: When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice […]

Thoughts on… To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)

A comedy film about three beautiful drag queens on a cross-country journey, To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar (1995, dir. Beeban Kidron) has a lot of heart and some gorgeous costume choices. Here’s the synopsis: After Vida Boheme and Noxeema Jackson win a major New York drag contest and a trip to Hollywood, […]

Thoughts on… Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

This is one of those films where as soon as it was released, it felt immediately iconic and like a game-changer for action films. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015, dir. George Miller) is the fourth in the franchise, which began with the classic Mad Max in 1979. Its synopsis is as follows: An apocalyptic story […]