Tag: 2015

HALLOWEEN IS HERE!: THE WITCH [2015]

Directed and Written by Robert Eggers Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw I feel like I can’t come up with the right words to describe this incredible movie, but I’ll try. The lingering atmosphere is executed very well from the beginning,…

LOVE [2015]

Originally written for: Directed by Gaspar Noé Written by Gaspar Noé Starring: Aomi Muyock, Karl Glusman, Klara Kristin Master provocateur Gaspar Noé was sure to let the world be aware that he wasn’t intending on holding back with his newest film, with several NSFW…

MIA MADRE (MY MOTHER) [2015]

Directed by Nanni Moretti Written by Nanni Moretti, Valia Santella, Gaia Manzini, Chiara Valerio Starring: Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Giulia Lazzarini, Nanni Moretti *This is dedicated to my beautiful mother. Happy mother’s day, I love you Mum! Not unlike the fabulous Rams, a very…

RAMS (Hrútar) [2015]

Directed by Grímur Hákonarson Written by Grímur Hákonarson Starring: Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Charlotte Bøving This film played at a Scandinavian film festival last year and I was angry that I missed it, as I had read high praise from seemingly every critic. I…

AFFF: MY KING (MON ROI) [2015]

Directed by Maïwenn Written by Etienne Comar (screenplay), Maïwenn (screenplay) Starring: Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Bercot, Louis Garrel Much like Lolo, I doubt I’d have seen this film if it were American. The French seem to do romance in a way that doesn’t feel forced,…

THE LADY IN THE VAN [2015]

Directed by Nicholas Hytner Written by Alan Bennett Starring: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent Based on ‘a mostly true story’, The Lady In The Van is a fun and lightly amusing flick starring Maggie Smith as the titular lady, known as Miss Shepherd….

SPOTLIGHT [2015]

Directed by Tom McCarthy Written by Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams , Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Brian d’Arcy James, Stanley Tucci I grew up going to a Catholic school. In my second (or third) year, the principal of…

THE HATEFUL EIGHT [2015]

Directed and Written by Quentin Tarantino Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth Since he rocked the film world with Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino has consistently carved out a unique position for…

99 HOMES [2015]

Directed by Ramin Bahrani Written by Amir Naderi, Bahareh Azimi, Ramin Bahrani Starring: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern Thanks to some cracking acting from both Michael Shannon and Andrew Garfield, a very well written and observational script, and a simple but effective screenplay,…

THE REVENANT [2015]

Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu Written by: Mark L. Smith (screenplay), Alejandro González Iñárritu (screenplay), Michael Punke (novel) Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter I loved Birdman when I first saw it, but the more times I watched it, the more it…

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