Category Archive: The Archway Chronicles

PAIN AND GLORYU (Dolor y gloria) [2019]

Pain and Glory is more than the title of Pedro Almodóvar’s 2019 film, and more than a simple dichotomy; it is a consistent motif that in the film and is probably the most… Continue reading

THE LIGHTHOUSE [2019]

To say that The Lighthouse is unique and unlike any film in recent memory is a hard notion to dismiss, whether you enjoyed it or hated it. This nightmare-inducing piece of art is… 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

JOKER [2019] – ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS AND INTERPRETATIONS (PT.1)

Thanks must go to Keith, who posted his theories regarding the end of the film, and I am essentially expanding on the idea while kinda going in my own direction. Of course everything… 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

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

Framing John DeLorean [2019]

The Back to the Future series immortalised the DeLorean, a car bearing the name of its creator and the subject of Framing John DeLorean. The man behind the car was, to put it lightly, a very… Continue reading

DESTROYER [2019]

    Nicole Kidman seems to have actively looked for interesting roles for much of her career, from Eyes Wide Shut and Birth to roles in dark films such Boy Erased or The Killing… Continue reading

HIGH LIFE [2018]

Originally written for Cinemaaxis.com High Life, Clare Denis’ first journey into space and the English language filmmaking, is a sci-fi adventure unlike no other. Death row prisoners are being sent into space to… Continue reading