Category Archive: Film

LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (DI QIU ZUI HOU DE YE WAN) [2018]

Ghosts and fractured memories roam freely in this sprawling, two-part saga that tugs on the strings of time itself. We follow Hongwu Luo, a quiet, unassuming man who is looking for a lost… Continue reading

THE TWO POPES [2019]

As always, many thanks to Courtney of Cinemaaxis.com. This story may revolve around Catholicism and its traditions and beliefs, but the film transcends this framework and, incredibly, manages to avoid any political bias.… Continue reading

IN FABRIC [2018]

There are several strands that make up  In Fabric, some making perfect sense, others incredibly disturbing –  the film uses nightmare logic, where the opposite of what makes sense is exactly what happens.… Continue reading

MONOS [2019]

Writer/director Alejandro Landes dives head first into the disturbingly real world issue of child soldiers, a subject that hasn’t been seen too often in cinema and it’s easy to see why given how… Continue reading

MARRIAGE STORY [2019]

Noah Baumbach returns to the subject of divorce after first exploring the premise in The Squid and the Whale (2005), albeit from a different perspective both within the film and himself as a… Continue reading

JOKER [2019] – FINAL THOUGHTS

PART I PART II PART III Stupidly, I forgot to post this before I went on a holiday. Well, I say holiday, in reality I didn’t leave the state. But any 10-day vacation… Continue reading

I LOST MY BODY (J’ai perdu mon corps) [2019]

  The second half of this year has seen Netflix firmly establish itself as a home for quality independent films as well as larger picture’s such as Scorsese’s The Irishman or The Coen… Continue reading

KNIVES OUT [2019]

Knives Out is a gleefully silly game of Cluedo that revels in its absurdity, never taking itself seriously, asking us to play along in Rian Johnson’s funny whodunnit tale, Johnson’s love-letter to Agatha… Continue reading

JOKER [2019] – ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS AND INTERPRETATIONS (PT.3)

PART ONE PART TWO Arthur Fleck: “For my whole life, I didn’t know if I even existed” The Joker: “I don’t believe in anything” While there are other moments, these two lines are… Continue reading

JOKER [2019] – ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS AND INTERPRETATIONS (PT.2)

PART ONE Early in the film, it isn’t hard to picture Arthur as a harmless mother’s boy, albeit a little nuts of course. “I’m not supposed to have a gun” is his hushed… Continue reading