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.
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.
A sequel to the 1964 Mary Poppins? After 55 years, somehow it has earned a revival. With Disney bringing back a lot of the old classics and turning them into live actions movies, I can’t see what they could possibly … Continue reading Mary Poppins Returns: Emily Blunt brings Rob Marshall’s vision to life but it’s not entirely expialidocious.
Do you ever wonder if you are being controlled by a different force? That you’re not in control of your own actions? Netflix has recently surprised its subscription holders with a brand new one-off interactive episode – Bandersnatch. The reaction … Continue reading Bandersnatch: Black Mirror’s Charlie Brooker gives the power to the people with the intense choose-your-own-adventure special.
What does the future hold for the human race? Climate change is inevitable if we don’t change our ways, but Donald Trump will never change his mind. However, writer-director’s Kevin R. Adams & Joe Ksander have decided to take a … Continue reading Next Gen: Kevin R. Adams & Joe Ksander’s narrative isn’t enough to compete against animation giants.