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  • Cameraperson

    Cameraperson

    ★★★★½

    When you're a hardcore cinephile, it sometimes feels as if film itself is the most exciting and interesting thing on the planet - after all, we wouldn't spend so much time watching movies if it was boring and futile, right? While cinema exists in many forms, it's safe to say that most of us primarily consume fictional narratives and/or reenactments of nonfictional events. Personally, every film that I have ever seen has made me think critically in some way, shape,…

  • Certified Copy

    Certified Copy

    ★★★★

    "If we were a bit more tolerant of each other's weaknesses, we'd be less alone."

    What a great line.

    "I only shave every other day."

    Brilliant.

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  • Son of Saul

    Son of Saul

    ★★★★½

    "You have failed the living over the dead."

    Son of Saul is an experience like no other. I woke up this morning and could still feel the effects and now I have to write these thoughts because I can't take it any longer. Right from the opening seconds the film drops you into a whirlwind of terror and chaos that continues until its inevitable end. We all know about Auschwitz and the atrocities that happened there, but only in a…

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★

    In Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin, Scarlett Johansson plays a shapely shape-shifting alien creature that seduces and preys on the men of Scotland, all in order to feed an unknown source. The pattern is soon disrupted when the creature randomly starts to develop a basic conscience and begins to view people as something more than a mere food source. The score is absolutely bone-chilling and instantly pulls you in and refuses to let go. Some of the imagery in the…