Jackie: The Unstable Narrator

Jackie is an atypical biopic seen through the eyes of Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman). The main framing of the story follows the events which occurred prior and subsequent to her husband’s assassination in 1963. Directed by Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín and produced by Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream) who was previously setContinue reading “Jackie: The Unstable Narrator”

La La Land: Spot the Reference

La La Land is the third feature-length film from writer/director/wunderkind Damien Chazelle (Whiplash). Set in modern-day Los Angeles, La La Land pays tribute to and ultimately reinvents both classic Hollywood cinema and musicals, as well as several other genres including the romantic comedy. The film stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, again proving that thereContinue reading “La La Land: Spot the Reference”

Paterson: The Duality of Things

Paterson is an independent film by writer/director Jim Jarmusch (Dead Man, Only Lovers Left Alive). Having been heavily featured throughout international film festivals including Cannes, Toronto and MIFF, Paterson is a quintessential ‘festival darling’. Paterson’s story follows a bus driver/poet named Paterson (Adam Driver) who lives in the picturesque town of Paterson, New Jersey. WeContinue reading “Paterson: The Duality of Things”

Nocturnal Animals: Stylish Exploitation

Nocturnal Animals is written for the screen and directed by renowned designer Tom Ford (A Single Man). Based upon Austin Wright’s 1993 novel, the film stars an extensive ensemble cast headed by Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal. Nocturnal Animals is gripping, stylish and most surprisingly, kind of weird; verifying Ford’s abilities as a modern polymathContinue reading “Nocturnal Animals: Stylish Exploitation”

For Your Consideration: Oscar Futures

Over the next few months, our list of ‘films to see’ will grow exponentially with some of the year’s best films. Released in preparation for the Awards Season between November and February, the list is so packed with diverse titles that it may be difficult to choose just what to see. With many of theseContinue reading “For Your Consideration: Oscar Futures”

The Light Between Oceans: Love Actualised

The Light Between Oceans is directed by Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine, A Place Beyond the Pines) and stars Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander. A romantic melodrama to its core, the story follows a lighthouse keeper and his wife as they meet and begin their lives together in post-Great War Western Australia. Based upon M.L. Stedman’sContinue reading “The Light Between Oceans: Love Actualised”

Girl Asleep: High School Horrors

Girl Asleep is an Australian film directed by Rosemary Meyers and written by Matthew Whittet, based upon a play by the same writer. It is a portrayal of adolescence set during the 1970s, allowing dance sequences that verge on excessive. Please do not get me wrong, there were elements of this film that I trulyContinue reading “Girl Asleep: High School Horrors”

10 Cloverfield Lane – Palpable Tension

10 Cloverfield Lane is a thriller directed by Dan Trachtenberg and produced by J.J. Abrams’ production house Bad Robot. A ‘spiritual sequel’ to Cloverfield (2008), 10 Cloverfield Lane takes the grandiose sci-fi apocalypse plot of its predecessor and condenses it into something unique. 10 Cloverfield Lane sees Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) involved in a carContinue reading “10 Cloverfield Lane – Palpable Tension”

G.O.T. Season 6 Predictions – UPDATE

I will be talking about episodes up to the most recent episode – ‘The Door’. If you have not seen every single one of these episodes, please be aware that I will be discussing SPOILERS, as well as informed predictions about what is left for our favourite characters this season. So far, my predictions have beenContinue reading “G.O.T. Season 6 Predictions – UPDATE”

Game of Thrones Season 6: Predictions

It seems like everyone is talking about the upcoming season of Game of Thrones, so as a self-confessed obsessed fan of most everything about the universe (including books and HBO adaption), I thought I should write up all of my (informed) predictions for what will happen in the next season! Warning: I am going to beContinue reading “Game of Thrones Season 6: Predictions”