With Raw – a visceral amalgamation of erotic thrillers, black comedy, coming-of-age dramas, and unflinching cannibal horrors – French-born writer-director Julia Ducournau announces herself as one of the most fiercely original auteurs working in today’s industry. Ducournau’s remarkable debut feature made headlines after audience members were purported to have fainted during the film’s premiere at […]Read more "‘Raw’ — Ducournau dazzles with ferocious cannibal debut"
I had the privilege of watching Everest at the Gulbenkian cinema in Canterbury the other day. First things first, the screening I watched happened to be in 3D, so take into account that no matter how much I wish it doesn’t, this will certainly affect the review. Personally, I’m not that big on 3D so […]Read more "‘Everest 3D’ review"
I was recently given the chance to watch Legend at the Gulbenkian cinema in Canterbury. The film is directed by Brian Helgeland, who wrote such films as L.A. Confidential and Mystic River. Although this isn’t Helgeland’s directing debut, he does a considerable job directing it. The script, however, leaves much to be desired. First things […]Read more "‘Legend’ (2015) Review"
This article contains some spoilers. Recently, I was given the chance to see the new adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s novel Far From the Madding Crowd at the Gulbenkian cinema in Canterbury. Let me start by saying that adaptations are really hard to review because you have to analyse the film separately from its plotline. Now, […]Read more "‘Far From the Madding Crowd’ Review"
Editor’s Note: This review contains some alerted spoilers. Having watched Kingsman: The Secret Service at the Gulbenkian a few days ago, I would like to mention that I now rank Matthew Vaughn, the film’s director, to be in my top five favourite current directors, alongside Christopher Nolan, Brad Bird, J.J. Abrams and Quentin Tarantino. And […]Read more "‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ Review"
A few days ago, I decided to watch Foxcatcher at the Gulbenkian cinema at the University of Kent. It wasn’t a hard decision to make, considering that the film was nominated for five Academy Awards. Although Foxcatcher has not managed to capitalise on any of its nominations, considering what it was up against, I’m not […]Read more "Review: Foxcatcher"
Editor’s Note: Please be aware that this article contains some swearing. In course of tonight’s Oscars, the Gulbenkian has been showing the all-important Best Picture nominees. And one of them, of course was Birdman. Writing a review about this film is like writing a review about another review – it’s threatened to become redundant from […]Read more "Review: Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"