My Friend Dahmer (2017): Your Friendly Neighbourhood Serial Killer

Based on the graphic novel of the same name, My Friend Dahmer, attempts to take a new perspective on the ‘serial killer’ film. The source material, written by John (Derf) Backderf, provides an insight into the High School years of this his (then) friend, Jeffrey Dahmer, who is most infamous for his serial killing spree... 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 →

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 →

Somewhere (2010) : Lost Somewhere In Herself

Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere (2010) is perhaps her most wandering and apathetic work, feeling more like an autobiographical purge than the more stylistic, loosely auto-biographical films that have come before. One cannot discuss Sofia Coppola’s work without referencing her best known work, Lost in Translation (2003), which she seems to have tried to recapture in this... Continue Reading →

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