Tag Archives: 4.5/5

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 2016: Roma (1972)

Frederico Fellini’s Roma (1972) is the kind of film that makes you want to travel to the magnificent city of Rome immediately and just sit and people-watch. Both a criticism and a celebration of Rome and its people, Roma‘s synopsis is as follows: A fluid, unconnected and sometimes chaotic procession of scenes detailing the various […]

The Joan Crawford Blogathon: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

For this blogathon, dedicated to the one and only Joan Crawford and being hosted by Crystal of In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood, I knew I had to pick one Crawford film I’d never seen before. I decided to pick the psychological thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), directed by Robert […]

A Timely Blogathon: Interesting Ball (2014)

A red ball bounces past a café and a couple folks’ houses and then goes to the beach. That is possibly the most innocuous synopsis of one of the weirdest and most emotionally stirring films that I’ve seen in recent times. Interesting Ball (2014, dir. Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, also known as ‘DANIELS’), is […]

A Timely Blogathon: Ida (2013)

A monochromatic drama set in 1960s Poland, Ida (2013, dir. Paweł Pawlikowski) is a powerful film about identity, whether this is individual, religious, or cultural; and about a young woman who seeks to navigate the muddy waters between her present identity, and a newly discovered one. Well-known for winning the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar […]

The Eyes of My Mother (2016): Quick-shot review!

When my good friend (and director of Winter At Westbeth) suggested to my partner and I that we come along with him and his lovely partner to see The Eyes of My Mother (2016, dir. Nicolas Pesce) whilst we were at the Sydney Film Festival last weekend, I accepted the offer immediately without reading anything […]

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, […]

Under the Skin (2013): “Where are you from?”

Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin (2013) is one of those films that I love re-watching. It’s an unforgettable and unashamedly strange film that will stick in your mind for a very long time. To describe the film’s synopsis using a previous post of mine: It tells the story of a beautiful female alien (Scarlett Johansson) […]

Short Term 12 (2013): “Why are you so nice to me?”

Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, Short Term 12 is a 2013 drama film starring Brie Larson as Grace, a staff member at a residential group home for children and adolescents; a home which is meant to house the young people for a short period of time between foster homes, however the reality is that many […]

Goodnight Mommy (2014): Quick-shot review!

A creepy and atmosheric Austrian horror film, Goodnight Mommy (2014, dir. Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala) recalls the existential dread of both childhood and parenthood, and the child’s attachment to its caregiver, in an extremely excruciating and tense manner. Its synopsis is as follows: In the heat of the summer, a lonesome house in the […]