Review: Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a solid movie with some important subtext. Two World War One veterans find themselves wanted for the murder of a late friend’s daughter. But in an effort to get themselves out of the mess, they only embroil themselves further in a conspiracy of global disaster. Directed by David O. Russell (American Hustle, The…

Review: Three Thousand Years of Longing

An intellectual and pleasant experience overall. Our story follows an academic named Alithea, who while traveling the world as a scholar of stories, encounters a djinn trapped in a bottle. What happens when a wish granting creature meets a modern, weary individual without wants or desires? The advertising really, really needs to stop referring to…

Review: The Last Duel

Two French squires, comrades in arms, feud and eventually come to blows in a battle to the death. Set in medieval, 14th century France, Ridley Scott’s recent directorial effort The Last Duel became a topic of hot debate in 2021. So much so, one could be reluctant to even watch the movie and critique it…

Review: The Green Knight

Arthurian legend comes to life in this unsettling fable of man’s honour, chastity, and bravery. Gawain, nephew of the great King Arthur, is called to the court on Christmas Day only to accept a fatal challenge from a mysterious intruder. The challenge begins a quest for young Gawain, who does not see the perils and…

Review: Darkest Hour

A somewhat fanciful interpretation of history, but a very compelling and enthralling one. United Kingdom, May 1940, and the Germany Nazi forces have begun their takeover of Europe. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom is anything but; with the current Prime Minister being deemed unfit for the task by his own party and the opposing party. Appointed…

Review: Parasite

A tremendous victory at the Academy Awards is justified. A poor family in South Korea begin set their sights on a wealthy family’s home, using their con artist skills to improve their everyday lives. But how far can it be pushed? For many western audiences, Parasite will have come completely out of the blue. A…

Review: 1917

A hauntingly beautiful, if gruelling ordeal. Sam Mendes’ film is incredible. During the events of The Great War, two young soldiers are given a task: one day to travel across enemy occupied territory to deliver new orders to two battalions. If they fail, sixteen hundred men will be killed. Time is the enemy. Director Sam…

Review: The Irishman

Martin Scorsese’s three hour gangster epic, based off true stories, is an impressive spectacle if a little drawn out. Set over the 60s and 70s, the story follows Frank Sheeran, a war veteran-turn truck driver who becomes part of the criminal underground. Spanning over several decades, we see Frank’s friendships, alliances, dangerous betrayals, and sacrifices….

Review: The Good Liar

Despite being predictable by its very nature, it is a decent thriller with some fun performances. Roy and Betty are two British citizens heading towards their 80s, looking for companionship. Meeting up thanks to an online dating site, they immediately hit it off. Little does Betty know that Roy has a dark secret. Starring Sir…

Review: Tolkien

An over-edited experience addressing the direct inspirations behind J.R.R Tolkien’s classic fantasy stories. A young boy returns to England with his mother and brother and begins to study for a scholarship. Meanwhile, fantastical thoughts of otherworldy places and languages infatuate him. With the huge success of New Line Cinema’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and…