If someone were to ask me what A Ghost Story is about, the simple answer would be, “Casey Affleck wanders around a house covered in a white sheet for 90 minutes.” However, much like its unconventional aspect ratio of 1.33:1, David Lowery (Pete’s Dragon, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) has graced us with a film that […]Read more "‘A Ghost Story’ Review: Life After Death isn’t Very Exciting, and That’s the Point"
In an adventure 65 million years in the making, Gulbenkian and Gulbenkian Uncovered funded by Film Hub South East and BFI Audience Network present a special outdoor free screening of Jurassic Park as part of Welcome Week 2017. Approaching the 25th anniversary of its initial release, Jurassic Park still holds up as a solid […]Read more "‘Jurassic Park’ & free Gulbenkian Uncovered outdoor screening"
I had the pleasure of experiencing The Big Sick at the Gulbenkian last week, and it is a breath of fresh air that stands out from this summer’s crowd of blockbuster stinkers. Based on the real life story of Kumail Nanjiani and his wife, Emily V. Gordon, the film is a romantic comedy that encapsulates […]Read more "‘The Big Sick’ — Funny, original, and sickeningly charming"
My introduction to the work of David Lynch came in the form of a university lecture. I remember being shown Blue Velvet (1986) in my first year as a film student and being instantly thrust into a world unfamiliar and unsettling. I’m sure now this is just the response Lynch hopes for. His latest film, […]Read more "David Lynch: The Art Life"
Editor’s note: This review contains very mild plot references but will by no means ruin the film for you. Quite the contrary, in fact; we’re trying to tease it for those who have not yet seen it. The Planet of the Apes franchise has been active since the ‘60s and you’d think that after […]Read more "War for the Planet of the Apes"
It is resilience that defines Dunkirk — the resilience of the stranded soldiers, of the civilian sailors leaving home, and of the Air Force taking to the skies. The call of the broken, the vulnerable, is answered by those dedicated and determined. Director Christopher Nolan’s latest outing is not only his least fictional, but his […]Read more "‘Dunkirk’ — A Triumphant Piece of Filmmaking"
Writer-director Sofia Coppola, recently awarded Best Director at this year’s Cannes Film Festival (making her the second woman and first American in its history to receive such a distinction,) returns with a typically ethereal, intricate, and sexually-charged Civil War drama. Set in the war-torn Confederate State of Virginia, 1864, The Beguiled (adapted from Thomas P. […]Read more "‘The Beguiled’ — A tightly-wound, sexually-charged Civil War drama"