Portrait of a Lady on Fire Review – A Breathtaking, Beautiful Lesbian Romance

Unsurprisingly, no women were nominated at the Oscars in the Best Director category this year. And it’s important to state for those who didn’t keep up with their film watching last year that this isn’t due to female directors not trying hard enough, as optimistic/ignorant commentators on awards season often like to argue. Greta Gerwig crafted a loving and compelling adaptation of one of the … Continue reading Portrait of a Lady on Fire Review – A Breathtaking, Beautiful Lesbian Romance

What Did Jack Do Review – Joyful Lynchian Absurdity

Fittingly, What Did Jack Do seemed to come out of absolutely nowhere. There was no promotion from Netflix – I couldn’t even find the thing on their front page – and the concept of Lynch using a monkey in a short had only been sporadically whispered in interviews. So when it did arrive, fully formed and ready to stream, we were blindsided. A new David Lynch … Continue reading What Did Jack Do Review – Joyful Lynchian Absurdity

Parasite Review – A Mesmerising Indictment Of Western Capitalism

It feels like we’re on the precipice of huge change right now. I can’t truly justify that (I’m a film student, not a politician), but the amount of anger and vitriol and injustice in the world right now must be coming to a head soon. I don’t mean the cruel, pointless war that the US is insisting upon either – I mean an out and … Continue reading Parasite Review – A Mesmerising Indictment Of Western Capitalism

I Lost My Body Review: An Inventive, Mature Animation

Among talks of year-end, and even decade-end top ten lists, many critics I know have noted that 2019 has not yielded much in the way of great animated movies. It’s not as though every release has been bad – The Missing Link and Toy Story 4 both come to mind – but unlike previous years, where movies like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Coco were completely deserving of … Continue reading I Lost My Body Review: An Inventive, Mature Animation

Marriage Story Review – An Honest, Painful Portrait Of The Divorce Industry

Divorce, and romantic separation in general, is far from an underused concept in cinema, especially where parental figures are involved. Films featuring infidelity and domestic spats are as old as the medium itself, and it isn’t uncommon for the splitting up of mum and dad to be the driving force of a character prior to the beginning of the actual movie. So why is Noah … Continue reading Marriage Story Review – An Honest, Painful Portrait Of The Divorce Industry