‘La La Land’ (Damien Chazelle, 2016)

La La Land is a romance-musical directed by Damien Chazelle, the director of Whiplash (2014). Once again, Chazelle proves to be the master of setting a film’s tone mainly through one of the most important filmic elements: music. La La Land combines sound and image in a way that transports you to another world. It’s […]


‘Black Swan’ (Darren Aronofsky, 2010)

**Spoilers** I didn't get it when I was 13 and way too young to be seeing this film, but now (8 years later), I get it. Darren Aronofsky is brilliant. Black Swan is a psychological horror film and although I felt uncomfortable the entire time, I can still say it's definitely not the worst I've … Continue reading ‘Black Swan’ (Darren Aronofsky, 2010)

‘Room’ (Lenny Abrahamson, 2015)

Room, directed by Lenny Abrahamson and based on the novel written by Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue, is the story of a young mother and her son's adjustment to newly found freedom in a world that neither of them are familiar with. 7 years ago, Joy Newsome was abducted by a man referred to as "Old … Continue reading ‘Room’ (Lenny Abrahamson, 2015)


‘Saving Mr. Banks’ (John Lee Hancock, 2013)

John Lee Hancock's Saving Mr. Banks tells the story of how Mary Poppins came to life on the Disney screen from P.L Travers' written masterpieces. This is a very simple narrative with an unexpectedly deep and inspirational inflection that has the ability to bring you to a place of both joyous and saddening nostalgia. I … Continue reading ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ (John Lee Hancock, 2013)


‘The Imitation Game’ Review Part 2: Tyldum’s Code

**SPOILERS** In my first review of the film, I explained that what I find so brilliant about The Imitation Game is Tyldum's strategy in how and when he reveals certain information about Alan Turing's character. His use of metaphor functions to reflect the underlying truth and overall theme that the narrative explores. In this part … Continue reading ‘The Imitation Game’ Review Part 2: Tyldum’s Code