Film Review: Blue is the Warmest Colour (2013)

‘Blue is the Warmest Colour is one of the most powerful, emotional, real and erotic films I’ve seen in a long, long time’ Blue is the Warmest Colour, 2013 Directed by: Abdellatif Kechiche Starring: Lea Seydoux, Adele Exarchopoulos   Blue is the Warmest Colour is one of the most powerful, emotional, real and erotic filmsContinue reading “Film Review: Blue is the Warmest Colour (2013)”

Film Review: The Shape of Water (2018)

2018 in Cinema: The Shape of Water, 2018 Directed by: Guillermo del Toro Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer   Fresh off its 13 Oscar nominations (including Best Picture), The Shape of Water stars Sally Hawkins as Elisa Esposito, a mute janitor working in a secret government laboratoryContinue reading “Film Review: The Shape of Water (2018)”

Classic Film Review: The French Connection (1971)

And the Oscar Goes to: The French Connection, 1971 Directed by: William Friedkin Starring: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi   Two detectives, Det. Jimmy ‘Popeye’ Doyle (Gene Hackman, Unforgiven) and Buddy ‘Cloudy’ Russo (Roy Scheider), begin an undercover investigation into a suspected narcotics deal organised by Salvatore ‘Sal’ BocaContinue reading “Classic Film Review: The French Connection (1971)”

Film Review: Everything, Everything (2017)

2017 in Cinema: Everything, Everything, 2017 Directed by: Stella Meghie Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson   I am a 26-year-old man. I’m not the target demographic for this film. Everything, Everything, a film adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s novel of the same name, stars Amandla Stenberg (Rue from The Hunger Games) as Maddy, a sufferer ofContinue reading “Film Review: Everything, Everything (2017)”

Classic Film Review: The English Patient (1996)

And the Oscar Goes to: The English Patient, 1996 Directed by: Anthony Minghella Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Naveen Andrews, Colin Firth, Julian Wadham, Jurgen Prochnow   Step forward Colin Firth: the first actor/actress to appear in three Best Picture-winning films at the Oscars (The King’s Speech, Shakespeare in LoveContinue reading “Classic Film Review: The English Patient (1996)”

Film Review: Moonlight (2016)

And the Oscar Goes to: Moonlight, 2016 Directed by: Barry Jenkins Written by: Barry Jenkins Starring: Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monai, Trevante Rhodes, Andre Holland Moonlight, the recipient of 2017’s Oscar for Best Picture, is a movie adaptation from Tarell Alvin’s unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. The film is presentedContinue reading “Film Review: Moonlight (2016)”