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Thoughts On… Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)

Probably one of the nerdiest films ever, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010, dir. Edgar Wright) is based on the graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley; telling the story of bass-playing nerd Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera), who has fallen in love with the mysterious Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), but finds that before they are […]

Three Short Films: Restaurant Dogs (1995); Castello Cavalcanti (2013); Idem Paris (2013).

This edition of my short reviews on short films features works by acclaimed filmmakers Eli Roth, Wes Anderson and David Lynch. Watching long-form films by these auteurs is a great way to get to know their style, but it’s also interesting to see how these iconic creatives condense their aesthetic, preferred themes and directorial style […]

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

I’m aware that this is probably the most delayed “Is it worth paying for a ticket?” review I’ve done. But for some reason, Australia seemed to get Big Eyes (2014, dir. Tim Burton) lucky last. In any case,┬áBig Eyes tells the story of artist Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), a woman who paints haunting images of […]

Marie Antoinette (2006): “Letting everyone down would be my greatest unhappiness.”

Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette (2006) focuses on a controversial figure in France’s history; a Queen who at the end of her life was judged by public opinion rather than by her own actions. The film is a re-telling of her life from age 15 to 33, from Marie Antoinette’s betrothal to Louis XVI, to her […]