Cyrus Review

Of the many sub-genres of films to come out in recent years, one of the ones I’ve not been particularly fond of has been mumblecore. The ones I’ve seen have come across as really pretentious and self-indulgent. The only time where I’ve seen some artistic merit in mumblecore has been watching the Brows Held High… Continue reading Cyrus Review

Only Lovers Left Alive Review

Ever since Twilight, we’ve been spoiled for choice with vampire films. It feels like there was a collective urge amongst filmmakers to wipe the memories of those films from our minds and remind us what makes vampire films so good. We’ve had great comedies like What We Do In The Shadows and more experimental fare… Continue reading Only Lovers Left Alive Review

Boogie Nights Review

One of the main directors who’s work I’m not as familiar with as I should be is Paul Thomas Anderson. Despite his relatively small filmography I feel I’ve missed out on some great cinema through only watching There Will Be Blood and The Master. Thankfully, I’m now starting to rectify this and there couldn’t be… Continue reading Boogie Nights Review

Steve Jobs Review

Over the past few years, one of the films I’ve been looking forward to most has been Steve Jobs. From the moment that Aaron Sorkin was announced to be writing the film, my anticipation was high and, whilst all the issues of the film surrounding who would be directing and who would play Jobs were… Continue reading Steve Jobs Review

The Social Network Review

Over the past few years on this blog I’ve made it clear on numerous occasions that I view Aaron Sorkin as the best writer currently working in film and TV. I’ve given heavy praise to his scripts for The West Wing, The American President and Charlie Wilson’s War and any time a project of his… Continue reading The Social Network Review

Taxi Tehran Review

Over the past few months, a director whose work I’ve really gotten into is Jafar Panahi. His films in the past were great but from 2010 his films have taken a different turn. For those who don’t know, Panahi was arrested then and banned from making films for 20 years. That hasn’t stopped him though.… Continue reading Taxi Tehran Review