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Two New Releases: Arrival (2016); Hidden Figures (2016).

Despite my sluggish rate of posting film reviews recently due to insane work life and trying to find some time to sleep, I actually did find the time to watch two new films at the cinema recently – two Oscar-nominated films, no less. And somewhat in celebration of International Womens’ Day on the 8th of […]

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) […]

Genre Grandeur: Sunshine (2007)

For the month of January, the genre of choice for Movierob‘s Genre Grandeur series was sci fi, chosen by Natasha of Life Of This City Girl. I decided to watch and review a film I’d never seen before, but had heard excellent things about – Danny Boyle’s Sunshine (2007). You can find the rest of […]

January 2016 Favourites

The first month of 2016 is over and done, and what a month it was. Quite the auspicious start to my new year, with a change of jobs and an entire week off to relax in between! During that time, I watched and enjoyed a whole bunch of films, and it was great. And as […]

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

Originally posted on FILM GRIMOIRE:
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…

Zardoz (1974): “Go forth, and kill!”

Originally posted on FILM GRIMOIRE:
One of the worst films of all time? Maybe. John Boorman’s Zardoz (1974) ponders the ethics of technological and societal advancement. Zed (Sean Connery) is a savage warrior whose society is bred for the purpose of killing. When Zed hides within a giant flying stone head (?), he mingles with…

Blindspot 2015: The Quiet Earth (1985)

Have you ever chosen to watch a film solely based on an image that you’ve seen floating around the internet that originated from said film? This was my experience with The Quiet Earth (1985, dir. Geoff Murphy), and I was very pleasantly surprised. I had seen the image from the final scene of the film […]

Thoughts on… Interstellar (2014)

Another of director Christopher Nolan’s science fiction epics, Interstellar (2014) tells of a strange future Earth that has experienced an environmental catastrophe leading to large-scale food shortages. As a result of this disaster, a crew of astronauts must explore the universe to find an alternate home for the citizens of Earth, where resources are abundant. […]

Sound Of My Voice (2011): Quick-shot review!

A surprising low budget gem, Sound Of My Voice (2011, dir. Zal Batmanglij) tells the story of young couple Peter (Christopher Denham) and Lorna (Nicole Vicius), who are shooting a documentary on cults and those who follow them. Peter and Lorna learn of a specific group of people who follow a woman named Maggie (Brit […]

Russia in Classic Film: Stalker (1979)

I love Russian films. For me, the experience of watching films from Russia is quite singular – whether they’re classic or modern, from the Soviet era or recent times. It feels like the films have arisen out of a very specific cultural context that sets them apart from others, a context which I find extremely […]