Horse Girl Review – A Thoughtful Portrait Of Psychosis That Loses Its Way

While the topic of mental health has become increasingly talked about over the past few years (and rightly so), conversations tend to centre around the more palatable aspects of conditions. Anxiety and depression, though taken seriously, are still the only conditions people are genuinely comfortable talking about on a wide scale, and only if less attractive symptoms like bad hygiene or paranoia remain unacknowledged. Therefore, … Continue reading Horse Girl Review – A Thoughtful Portrait Of Psychosis That Loses Its Way

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

Klaus Review – A Visually Masterful Netflix Delight (Rating: 7/10)

Two dimensional animation from major studios has been struggling for years in the West. While Japan has a grand tradition of beautiful, complex, cel animated films that is being continued on to great success by artists like Makoto Shinkai and Mamoru Hosoda, Hollywood is dominated by CGI, with Pixar leading the charge. Now that the Disnay department for 2D animation is no more, it seems … Continue reading Klaus Review – A Visually Masterful Netflix Delight (Rating: 7/10)

The Irishman – Scorsese’s Melancholy Farewell To The Genre He Perfected (Rating: 10/10)

I must admit, I went into The Irishman somewhat dreading it. American crime films have always been somewhat of a blind spot for me as someone who tends towards foreign animation and camp horror movies, and I find the trials and tribulations of hard-lined machismo more irritating than affecting, particularly when it comes at the expense of female characters. A 210-minute long movie in a genre I … Continue reading The Irishman – Scorsese’s Melancholy Farewell To The Genre He Perfected (Rating: 10/10)