Why Adam Driver should win the Best Actor Oscar

Given his awards season success so far, Joaquin Phoenix is obviously going to win the Best Actor Oscar tonight, and that is a real shame because I wanted Adam Driver to win.

[Read more…]

Top Films for October

I don’t know how September has been and gone already but here we are at October, which means it’s once again time to look ahead at the releases coming to cinemas this month.

[Read more…]

Joker: Venice Film Review

Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia

Woah, I thought I was prepared for Joker, but it turns out I wasn’t. Because the iconic Batman villain has been seen on screen many times before, you think you know what his origins film will be like but you don’t. Joker will shock and surprise you A LOT.

[Read more…]

The Sisters Brothers: Film Review

I had no idea what to expect from The Sisters Brothers before I saw it at the London Film Festival last year but I was attracted to it thanks to the incredible cast – which includes Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Riz Ahmed and Jake Gyllenhaal – and I’m pleased to report it was highly entertaining and not your average western.

[Read more…]

The Sisters Brothers: LFF Film Review

I missed the press screening of The Sisters Brothers at the Venice Film Festival and I was gutted because it has the most incredible cast – which includes Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Riz Ahmed and Jake Gyllenhaal – so I dropped lucky when I managed to snag a ticket to a public LFF screening.

[Read more…]

Mary Magdalene: Film Review

Mary Magdalene is a difficult one to review because it isn’t going to appeal to everyone – and I am definitely not this film’s target market. While it is informative and interesting at times, it is very slow and I can’t say I actively enjoyed it.

[Read more…]

You Were Never Really Here: Film Review

Lynne Ramsay‘s You Were Never Really Here was not at all what I expecting. I went in thinking it would be some action-packed hitman thriller, but it is far more slow-burning and ambiguous so it’s not going to please everyone. [Read more…]

You Were Never Really Here: LFF Film Review

Lynne Ramsay‘s You Were Never Really Here is one of those movies which makes you question if you saw the same film as everyone else. It received a long standing ovation at Cannes and has basically been acclaimed by all the critics, but I came away reeling and thinking, “Was that it?” I was expecting much more.

[Read more…]

Irrational Man: Film Review

man3

I hoped Irrational Man would restore my faith in Woody Allen, but this is just another one that fails to impress. I thought following the failure of Magic in the Moonlight, he could only do better but this is just as messy and unsatisfying and a total waste of Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone’s talents.

[Read more…]

Cannes Film Festival Round-up: What to see?

cannes1

The Cannes Film Festival is over for another year, so to say farewell, here is my rundown of films that I want to see immediately thanks to the buzz they received in France. Some have secured cinema distribution deals so us mortals who weren’t lucky enough to be in Cannes will be able to see them within the next year (which is still far too long away!)

[Read more…]