10 years ago when Iron Man came into the scene, the concept of an origin story and a bankable superhero film is not foreign. Studios have managed to create successful ones, some have even developed into a franchise. However, it was in the post-credit sequence in the first Iron Man film that certainly planted the seed of […]Read more "Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Third Phase: Where Things Start to Improve"
Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence proves to be an outlier in the filmmaker’s filmography, by this I mean, that despite it’s intention as a period piece, it’s focus on the upward social classes is the key to such distinction. Since his debut, Scorsese has always favoured the eyes of the working middle class, often times […]Read more "Suffocatingly Lavish: The Age of Innocence"
Attempting to bring up Nicolas Cage’s acting in conversation, notably when under high praise, could often be paired with snickers and hard stares. His place in cinema has been moulded by internet humour that targets and ranges from the awkwardly and overly expressed performances to the questionable choices he has made as of late. That […]Read more "A Tedious Exercise: Mandy"
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"