A woman desperate to escape and rebel from the shackles that her family and the socioeconomic position has been placed on her, and a man down on his luck as he wraps himself in pride and refuses to entirely acknowledge the errors of his ways that led him to the recent termination of his job. […]Read more "Gender Friction And A Shaky Socioeconomical Climate: It Happened One Night"
The epitome of cool, the film in Tarantino’s arsenal that solidified his cult status, borrowing heavily from the aesthetic of Jean-Luc Godard, Band of Outsiders being the key influence, and shaping forth his most well-rounded feature. Pulp Fiction is the film that introduced many to the name Quentin Tarantino, myself included, and over the years […]Read more "Briefcases, Gold Watches and Miracles: Pulp Fiction"
Dubbed as the greatest band of all time, The Beatles were a phenomenon that nobody predicted. Their success was like a lightning in a bottle, a boy band that flocked youths at their every turn, purchasing their music from the moment they were dropped on stores, feeling swooned by the love and angsty songs that […]Read more "A Day In The Life: A Hard Day’s Night"
Despite my strong affection for Batman v Superman, the general track record for this newly launched DC Cinematic Universe has not shown its potential to audiences who seem sceptical at Warner Bros.’ grand intentions. It was evident that in previous films, much of its elements are fast-tracked in order to release a much anticipated Justice […]Read more "A Woman’s Might In A Man’s World: Wonder Woman"
Richard Linklater’s School of Rock explores the passionate aspirations of our youths, in which some of us have taken in our transition to adulthood, living a life unwilling to compromise our creativity for the sake of security, leading a life of supposed authenticity that would leave a legacy for many to be admired. Many of […]Read more "The Road To Adulthood: School of Rock"
Georges Franju was a talented French filmmaker who possessed the ability to penetrate the shell of his audience, to strike their most inner fears, vulnerabilities that we ourselves aren’t even aware of. He managed to strike a nerve in me with the short documentary, released in 1949 titled Blood of the Beasts, where he takes […]Read more "Please Don’t Eat My Friend: Okja"
There was a cloud of self-doubt in my initial opinion of Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, as the film entered into a wider release, and the adoration and hype began to flood in. Proving itself to be the cinematic powerhouse of 2016 and paving the way as the top contender in this year’s awards race. […]Read more "A Personal Disappointment: La La Land"