My Favourite Films of 2016-March 2017


So the Oscars have come and gone, with another year of a plethora of films to watch and enjoy. Whilst I don't think 2016 has been an amazing year in terms of film, I have compiled a list of my top 10 favourite films of the past year. This also includes films that have been released in... Continue Reading →

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The Problem With The Oscars Is…


So I've had a few issues with the Oscar nominations this year, the reasons of which I'll outline further on. They mainly focus on the lack of diversity and the predictability of the awards which isn't to say that I don't enjoy them! In fact despite living in the UK I always try if possible... Continue Reading →

Room 237 (2012): “Everyone’s A Critic”


Room 237 (2012) is a bizarre documentary concerning conspiracy theories surrounding Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. Whilst Room 237 is also entertaining, unfortunately it is for all the wrong reasons. It is an eclectic mixture of clips from a variety of random films, as well as Kubrick's other works and clips from The Shining are added... Continue Reading →

The Joy of Killing: The Act of Killing (2012)


Joshua Oppenheimer's Oscar-nominated documentary, The Act of Killing (2012), is an extraordinary piece of filmmaking, and portrays a horrific situation with integrity and as much honesty as can be hoped for in a narrative based documentary. The film focuses on Anwar Congo and his friends, all members of the Pancisila Youth, a paramilitary group in... Continue Reading →

Caché (2005) : Caché Should Have Stayed Hidden


Caché (2005), a French language film from German-Austrian director Michael Haneke focuses on a middle-class French family being spied upon, with static shots of their house (among other situations) being filmed on videotape and sent to their house by an anonymous source. Whilst this plot sounds thrilling and Haneke's intentions seem to suggest an attempt at... Continue Reading →

Neighbouring Sounds (2012) : Sound of Silence


Neighbouring Sounds (2012) is the debut film of Brazilian critic turned film-maker Kleber Medonça Filho, and focuses on the grittier Brazil, worlds apart from the carnival capital that international audiences think it is. The film focuses on themes of paranoia and the growth of Brazilian middle class (whilst seeing the decline of the upper-middle classes as a... Continue Reading →

Bridesmaids (2011) : Bridesmaid-zilla!


Bridesmaids (2011) is undeniably a very funny film, a rarity within the rom-com genre, but does this mean that it is in fact any different to the multitude of rom-com films that have come before it? The film focuses on Annie (Kristen Wiig), a self-destructive woman riddled with self-loathing and relationship issues, and her rivalry with... Continue Reading →

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