We watch Bond movies to be transported to glossy locations and marvel at beautiful people, not to trudge through underlit apartment buildings in the depths of winter.
Gus Van Sant’s latest, a modest biopic of cartoonist John Callahan, casually avoids biopic and addiction story tropes.
A shitty year with some excellent movies.
With a rounded-edged Academy ratio and a muted, earthy palette, A Ghost Story creates a reflective sense of time passed and passing.
Una is more successful suggesting the vestiges of what would have made it a successful play than replicating them.
Terrence Malick’s latest feature, Song to Song, clarifies the experimentation of his previous two films.
Lion is a tearjerker, but by the time it wants you to cry, it’s earned the tears.
Todd Haynes’ adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1950s lesbian romance novel is an elegant exercise in visual storytelling. Carol is aesthetically nuanced, lensed with layered graininess and often obscured or muted by windows and reflections. Though thin in narrative, a single frame transcends story, with imagery becoming subtext for characters’ emotional states and positioning us as outsiders. Therese (Rooney…
As befitting the blood pact all movie bloggers must sign upon founding their website, what follows is a list of my favourite films of 2015. It’s been a strong year at the cinema, even if I felt it was a slight step down from last year (specifically, I didn’t see a single new film I…
I remember a time. A special time, when around every corner was another secret waiting to be discovered, another story to be told. It was a time that could never end. Of course it did end. We grew up. Reality intertwined our perception and the tales we’d created faded into insignificance. Pan asks us to…