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  • Taste of Cherry

    Taste of Cherry

    ★★★★★

    I watched this film as the sun began to set, despite it being winter, the sun was still bright, shining through the grey clouds and radiating my bedroom with soft orange auras. The atmosphere around me, coupled with the golden-brown hues of the imagery onscreen, had me completely engrossed in Taste of Cherry from beginning to end. There’s a moment where Homayoun Ershadi’s character observes the world around him, he watches his shadow ripple and shake as earth tumbles down…

  • Trick 'r Treat

    Trick 'r Treat

    ★★★★

    Watching Trick ‘r Treat, I was reminded of the tagline to George A. Romero‘s Creepshow, “The most fun you’ll ever have being scared”. This film cements this notion for me tenfold, I haven’t had such a pleasant horror film experience in a very long time. And nothing quite encapsulates the spirit of Halloween as much as this film here, not even John Carpenter’s immortal classic Halloween could quite replicate the autumnal, crunchy leaves vibe of the holiday as much as…

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  • In the Mouth of Madness

    In the Mouth of Madness

    ★★★★½

    John Carpenter is one of my personal heroes and one of my favourite directors, with many classics under his belt. Films such as Halloween, The Thing, They Live, and Big Trouble in Little China stand as some of my favourite films ever, and whilst In the Mouth of Madness hasn’t quite exactly made into the pantheon of my favourite films, it is still a very excellent picture. And dare I say, quite ahead of its time.

    The plot follows insurance…

  • Certified Copy

    Certified Copy

    ★★★★★

    Usually whenever I watch a film and rate it on this platform, I do it almost immediately. Usually I know how I feel about a movie as soon as I’m done with it, but something happened when I watched Certified Copy. I didn’t rate it immediately, I sat with it in my thoughts and I let it linger there. Not that Certified Copy was bad or that I was mixed on it, not at all. I simply felt this film…