Tag Archives: 5/5

Blindspot 2015: The Night of the Hunter (1955)

The final film in my 2015 Blindspot series! I have been wanting to watch The Night of the Hunter (1955, dir. Charles Laughton) for a very long time indeed. Did it meet my expectations? Read on! Its synopsis is as follows: A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell […]

Two Films I Enjoyed On An Airplane

As mentioned in my previous post (which wasn’t really much of a post), I’m experiencing quite a bit of writer’s block at the moment where I can’t seem to write more than about a paragraph at a time. I’m not sure if it’s all the reports I have to write at work sucking the words […]

Genre Grandeur: Grey Gardens (1975)

When I learned the genre for September’s Genre Grandeur at Movierob was ‘favourite movies from the 70s’ I knew that I absolutely had to participate no matter what, since the 70s is probably my favourite decade for film. I decided to write about Grey Gardens (1975) – an amazing and iconic documentary that everyone should […]

Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014): “I’m trying to do something important.”

The winner of the Best Picture Oscar for 2014, Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014, dir. Alejandro G. Iñárritu) is a satirical drama about creative obsession, the quest for relevance, decaying and reviving relationships, and personal rebirth. Its synopsis is as follows: A washed up actor tries to reclaim his fame on Broadway […]

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 […]

Argumentative August: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

All throughout the month of August there has been a really excellent blogathon happening over at Movierob and Ten Stars Or Less – a blogathon called Argumentative August, all about highlighting the fifty best courtroom drama films (according to GamesRadar). I chose to rewatch and review the classic To Kill A Mockingbird (1962). Be sure […]

Two Short Films: Coda (2014); Umshini Wam (2011).

I seem to be finding so many amazing short films lately. Here are two that I watched recently, which are very different stories – one, an Irish animated short about life confronting death, and the other, a gangster story about two badass South Africans, directed by Harmony Korine.

Game of Thrones – Season 5 Episode 8: “Hardhome”

I went into this eighth episode of season five of Game of Thrones feeling really cynical because, to be honest, I haven’t been super in love with the season so far. I love seeing the book material represented on screen but because this show is now 75% non-book content, it has been a bit frustrating […]

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010): Quick-shot review!

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Werner Herzog immortalises the paleolithic Chauvet Cave paintings in Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010), a documentary that showcases and explores the oldest cave paintings ever discovered, located in Southern France. The paintings in the cave have been dated back to as early as 32,000 BCE, making them very extraordinary indeed. They contain […]

Resolutions 2015: The Artist (2011)

Originally posted on Silver Screen Serenade:
TGIF, sweet readers! I tell you what, MLK Day off or no, it’s been a long one. I hope you guys have had a less crazy week than I have! One constant that I have been all too happy to devote some attention to these last few weeks is…