TIFF 2019: RAF

As always, many thanks to Courtney of Cinemaaxis.com. A coming-of-age story with definitive art-house qualities, protagonist Raf is clearly intelligent and creative, a girl in her mid-twenties who is trapped by her lack… Continue reading

IT: CHAPTER 2 [2019]

Pennywise is back, brutally killing a gay man after a violent, homophobic encounter (apparently a ‘controversial’ inclusion according to clickbait experts) in the opening moments, announcing his return from hibernation. Mike soon pieces… Continue reading

I AM MOTHER [2019]

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a typical Netflix produced film. It is an Australian film that required a lot of effort to be made possible, and luckily it was seen by the right… Continue reading

ARCTIC [2018]

Writing a synopsis of Arctic is a simple task: unsurprisingly it is about a man trying to survive in the icy, windy, almost alien world of the Arctic Circle after crashing his plane.… Continue reading

PARASITE [2019]

  A South Korean family of four are unemployed and need to find work to put food on the table. It is in their desperation that Bong Joon-ho’s latest film Parasite finds plenty of drama,… Continue reading

MOVIE MUSIK: CLIFF MARTINEZ, WINDING REFN & THE NEON DEMON [2016]

Cliff Martinez has been in the world of film composers for decades and over recent years has firmly placed himself in the same company of heavy-hitters such as Alexandre Desplat and Hans Zimmer,… Continue reading

YESTERDAY [2019]

  The simple yet bizarre synopsis of Danny Boyle’s new film is deceptive in what it has to offer. Jack, a struggling musician who realises that no one has heard of The Beatles… Continue reading

DOGMAN [2018]

In a small, run-down Italian village, dog lover and groomer Marcello (Marcello Fonte) owns a business named Dogman, where he tends to various breeds big and small. Living behind his workspace, he supports… Continue reading

MOVIE MUSIK: DUNKIRK [2017]

Many thanks to Natalie of writerlovesmovies for writing this awesome essay, analysing Hans Zimmer’s incredibly tense composition for Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. The score in its entirety follows this piece. Despite being disconnected from the film, it is… Continue reading

Hot Docs 2019: Assholes: A Theory

Originally written for Cinemaaxis.com A quirky and unique documentary with its tongue firmly in cheek (solidified by the presence of John Cleese), Assholes: A Theory is quite literally a study of the personality trait of being… Continue reading