• Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★★★★

    This film is beautiful. I wasn’t sure what to expect but as soon as I started to watch I was mesmerised. The dialogue and interaction in this film is incredibly natural and illustrates an honest look at grief. A stunning performance from Affleck, this was the first film in which i saw him in a leading role and he did not disappoint. He plays a reserved, emotionally repressed, caring but most importantly complex character.

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★½

    A look at Hollywood during the 60’s through the eyes of the legendary Tarantino. The film is slow paced and takes a while to speed up but the climax is superb. Full of entertaining, enticing and clever dialogue and a cast that is almost unmatched by any film in recent years. DiCaprio gives a more than convincing performance as a faded Hollywood star seeking something more, Pitt plays the part of an easygoing, incredibly loyal stunt double exceptionally well. Overall it is suitably entertaining, with a Tarantino gloss that is almost addictive. Not my no.1 favourite film by him but it certainly compares to the others.

  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★

    A fascinating look at married life. Following a couple and their child who go on the journey of getting a divorce. It shows the impact a broken home has on all members of the family. I was thoroughly impressed by both Drivers and Johanssons honest and intriguing performances. The film makes you feel as if you are in the family with them, you feel their emotions and struggles. You feel them falling out of love.

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    ★★★★½

    Before I watched this film, I was aware it caused a divide between fans of cinema. However, I was pleasantly surprised. I can’t compare Birdman to any other film, it presents a new and unique cinematic experience. Filmed to appear like one long shot, it takes you on a journey of a faded action star who wants to have a shot at becoming more credible. So he puts on a play. Despite the film all taking place in either the…

  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★★

    The Safdie brothers prove once again why they are one of the most exciting directors of our generation. Good Time will have you on the edge of your seat with superb moments of tension. A dazzling display from Pattinson and Safdie.

  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★★

    One of my favourite films of all time. The neo-noir aesthetic, the mesmerising electronic soundtrack, the subtle performance from Gosling. So many aspects of this film make it a masterpiece.