Blogathon: Five Films Forever

I recently set some of my film blogging friends the challenge of taking part in a new blogathon I had launched: 'Five Films Forever'. The challenge: “You wake up to eerie silence. You call out ‘Hello?’ but no-one answers. You’re alone except for a film projector and speakers with infinite battery life and five of... Continue Reading →

Hearts Want: short film review

Directed by Jason P. Schumacher and written by Ruth Maramis -- more well known around these parts as the founder of FlixChatter -- Hearts Want is an award-winning short film that sees two former classmates from drama school reunite years later on the stage. Coming in at just under 15 minutes, it soon becomes clear that... Continue Reading →

[Review] The White Tiger

India holds a special place in my heart. Having worked for an Indian company for just over three years, I visited the country around five-six times. While The White Tiger is mostly set in Dhanbad and Delhi, in the east and north of India respectively, the ways of life portrayed had many similarities with my beloved Mumbai,... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Films Not in the English Language

When it comes to films recorded in a dialogue that isn't your native language, are you put off completely or are you still open and willing to watch it? In my experience there are several different groups of people when it comes to international films: some won't watch any film unless it is recorded in... Continue Reading →

[Review] Westworld

It is such a joy watching films released decades earlier and seeing whether their vision of the future came true. Westworld - written and directed by Crichton - gives a glimpse of a then near-future (1983) that I would have liked to have seen become a reality. A fully interactive, highly realistic amusement park sounds brilliant... Continue Reading →

[Review] Casablanca

Casablanca has an emotive plot, set against World War II and the impact it had on refugees and the ability to travel. The eclectic, multinational clientele of Rick's Bar reveals German officers rubbing shoulders with petty criminals and gamblers. After knowing the iconic lines "Here's looking at you, kid" and "Of all the gin joints in... Continue Reading →

[Review] Pieces of a Woman

Watch film - open Letterboxd app - log and rate film. After sleeping on it, I decided to change my initial four star review of Pieces of a Woman to three and a half stars. Those three stars belong to Vanessa Kirby thanks to her powerhouse performance as Martha, the young woman at the centre of... Continue Reading →

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