If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

I really loved this film, I have yet to see Moonlight but I'm now desperate to, I thought Barry Jenkins' directing in this was wonderfully detailed and sensitive. There's not really anything bad I could say about this which springs to mind, it's a sweepingly romantic love story but also a story of very real…Read more If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)


Vox Lux (2018)

Again, I've left these next two posts a little late since I've been focusing on everything else going on at the moment. I saw Vox Lux about 2 weeks ago, after looking forward to it for a while. The music is great, catchy pop that i still listen to sometimes, it's gorgeously shot, Natalie Portman…Read more Vox Lux (2018)

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

I saw this a little while ago and didn't get round to typing this up due to drama school etc, so my thoughts on it aren't super fresh but I really loved it and Lynne Ramsay is quickly becoming one of my favourite directors. So much of the story telling was done through the amazingly…Read more We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

Richard Linklater takes the viewer on a journey into the lives of drug addicts living their own warped reality, this is reflected first and foremost with the rotoscoped visuals, perfectly balanced between real and fake, at times trippy and unstable. The plot, following the logic of it's drug addled protagonist is sometimes hard to follow…Read more A Scanner Darkly (2006)

First Reformed (2018)

Lead by Ethan Hawke, as always delivering an incredible performance¬†First Reformed is an important and difficult reflection of our time and the global crisis that faces us. The film making is restrained but well done with the film being almost entirely shot with still shots which do well to establish the rhythm of the film…Read more First Reformed (2018)

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

There's some good stuff in this film which explores non-traditional relationships and a romantic view of artistic love from a non-judgmental perspective but despite mostly strong performances, pretty much all the character lack the depth to make it interesting. I wasn't a fan of the use of narration but I appreciate that it cut out…Read more Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)