A one-hundred-and-fifty-year-old novel has been put into the hands of writer and director, Greta Gerwig to adapt masterfully into the 21st century, but does something of that era hold power to resonate with the present day? Does it still hold … Continue reading Little Women: Director Greta Gerwig lovingly adapts L.M. Alcott’s novel through Saoirse Ronan.
How many high-school dramas have you watched in your entire lifetime? We’ve had classics like The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off to more modern takes on teaching the youth such as Easy A and Superbad. Nowadays, there are … Continue reading Booksmart: Refreshingly funny high-school comedy defining a generation.
Now, from the title, you’re probably thinking “What the f*** is Ed about to go into an unnecessary amount of detail about right now? What does he mean by the pressure of burning out?”. Pre-warning: this is one of those … Continue reading The Pressures of Social Media & Burning Out
Dick Cheney; Vice President to George W. Bush. My knowledge of American history is very limited so I won’t go too political with this one. However, after watching this, I have gained an interest in who the man was and … Continue reading Vice: Christian Bale intensely captures Dick Cheney’s tame greatness in Adam McKay’s biopic.
Do you ever feel like you have a hidden talent worthy of being seen by the world but you’re forever held back by other people’s misery? We still have the likes of talent shows producing mediocre talent at the best of … Continue reading A Star Is Born: Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper hit all the right notes in the electrifying remake.
Mexican writer-director-cinematographer-editor Alfonso Cuarón’s, Roma, has been the latest Netflix hit to come to our television screens. The intimate family drama is one of Cuarón’s lost childhood memories brought to life. Currently hitting the headlines at the BAFTA’s and being … Continue reading Roma: Alfonso Cuarón’s masterpiece beautifully unearths his childhood memories.
With racism still plaguing the streets in 2019, the film industry is putting it at the forefront to showcase how ridiculous and ludicrous people’s thoughts about race can be. Jordan Peele brought us Get Out in 2017 to highlight serious … Continue reading BlacKkKlansman: Jordan Peele & Spike Lee combine forces to bring power back to the people.
Yorgos Lanthimos is back and is coming back with a vengeance. His obsession with Greek mythology has followed him throughout all of his previous films and it does seem to lack here either. As a fan of his past features, … Continue reading The Favourite: Director Yorgos Lanthimos widens the perspective on complex & intricate story-telling.
What do you know about legendary slapstick-comedy duo Laurel and Hardy? I am someone who knows very little about the pair. I grew up watching cartoons and Basil Brush. However, my parents and grandparents remember the duo like it was … Continue reading Stan & Ollie: Coogan & Reilly impresses in homage to the legendary slapstick-comedy duo.
As someone who avoids horrors at all costs, my head did turn when Bird Box came onto the Netflix Originals list. In the first 7 days, the film accumulated over 45 million views, a personal record according to their books. … Continue reading Bird Box: Director Susanne Bier builds tension & emotional stakes in the shudder-inducing apocalyptic thriller.