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  • Annihilation



    I don't watch many films on Netflix I have to say, but because it was written and directed by Alex Garland (the director of 'Ex Machina', of which I loved) and with a stellar cast of Natalia Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Oscar Isaac - this one already appealed to me.

    I think the reason why I enjoyed 'Annihilation' so much is due to the fact it's a real head scratcher. The timelines are fragmented, with intercutting scenes from different…

  • Yi Yi

    Yi Yi


    A beautifully intimate portrait of a family in turmoil - we see Yang grapple with the perils of relationships, the scattered emotions of people in trouble and the uncertainties of everyday life.

    The way in which Edward Yang uses long, fixed shots of his characters interacting in the reflection of windows is something I’ve never seen used to this effect before. The windows almost mirroring the characters inner feelings and struggle, laid bare across the immersive lights, cars and buildings…

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive


    “This is the girl...”

    It’s hard to believe now that the potential life of Mulholland Drive was cast into the shadows by studio executives. Originally shot as a TV pilot, David Lynch had is work turned away, dismissed and tossed onto the scrap heap - that is until Lynch decided to have a go at tweaking the script and making it into a feature-length film.
    One can only imagine how Mulholland Drive would have translated to series form, and how…

  • The Handmaiden

    The Handmaiden


    So i was browsing in my local HMV in the new release section, and my eyes caught a gaze on a certain Blu-Ray. I was transfixed on the artwork for a film called 'The Handmaiden'. I instantly picked it up, read that it was the latest feature film by Park Chan-wook and instantly made it to the till points rather gleefully with my copy of the movie.
    The reason I was so excited to watch this was because I had…