Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Room. Lenny Abrahamson

I watched Room, for the first time last night. I had heard great things of course, especially following the films BAFTA success earlier this week, but despite the hype I was still utterly blown away. 

Firstly, don't worry no spoilers, I have kept the descriptions pretty vague.

As the credits rolled I found myself desperate to sit a while and just reflect, there was so much to take in. Annoyingly, I work at the cinema and had no time for this and had to jump up and continue my ushering duties in a sort of strange, light headed, speechless manner.
It is incredible how captivating a film can be when it is based primarily in one small room. One thing that I really felt was that the longer the room scenes continued, the more I was yearning to see outside; the film drew me in as though I was trapped in there with them. 
I thought that the script was compelling, and put forward this strange combination of light hearted conversation between mother and son, and yet also reflected this deeply lonely, desperate reality of their life. 
Also structurally the key narrative only became apparent to us as the viewer, as they became apparent to the boy. I thought this was an especially effective way of story telling, keep the audience in the dark, rather than many films that tend to spell it out for you from the word go. This was far more enjoyable.
An incredible story, and unlike anything that I have ever come across before. A true emotional roller coaster. I already want to see it again.

Here is the trailer (although I would just advise to watch the film without knowing)

A must see. And let me know what ya think! 

Time To Delve Deeper

Hello again. I know it has been a long time, as usual, but this time it would seem I am back for good. 
As part of the film degree, that I am currently undertaking, we are required to bring out our inner journalists and regularly critique the films we see. So I thought what better place to do this than here, on my old film review blog. But this time I will endeavour to venture much deeper into the films and really get thinking about the what's, why's, how's of the films and form much more stronger opinions. 
Please don't hesitate to question my thoughts, it would be very interesting to get some debates and conversations going about the films so please do go ahead and comment.

I look forward to seeing you around here more. 

Monday, 4 August 2014

Begin Again.

Now I know I have neglected both my blogs for a significant amount of time, and to you 6 faithful followers I am very sorry about that! This period of radio silence will probably continue for a while after this post as I embark on a new era of my life, that being University. But have no fear I do intend to return in the future.
Despite this I felt that it was almost compulsory to enlighten you and persuade you to get up and go to your local movie theatre and watch this film, Begin Again. 

The film stars Keira Knightley, (who for some reason many people seem to dislike, I personally have never understood this and find her fabulous, but if you are one of these people I urge you to get over that hurdle, because she plays a part like no other, and is so incredibly different to her usual glamorous self,) also staring is Adam Levine, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld and even Cee Lo Green. 
The film is essentially about music, creating music, producing music, and just really the love of music. It is one of those movies that inspires you and I would even go as far to say that is a movie which makes you, me, everyone, glad to be alive.

If this isn't enough to inspire you, then well, you obviously suck. But for those of you who's hearts I have won over check out the Trailer below, because even that is awesome.

Enjoy it.

P.S. You get to hear Keira Knightly sing. She is surprisingly amazing.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Cinderella 2015.

Ok so would say that I am 99.5% sure that who ever you are reading this, you will have watched Walt Disney's Cinderella. I mean it was a child hood favourite of like every girl, I'm pretty sure they even teach it in nurseries. 
So anyway next year a new Cinderella will the hitting the big screen. I know, how absolutely madly insane! And don't worry, it isn't another cartoon, by the looks it's a pretty adolescent take on the innocent film which we are all so used to. I doubt there will be many sweetly singing mice, but you never know.
To add to all this let me tell you, the cast looks absolutely incredible with a few new(ish) faces, Cinderella is to be played by Lily James (for those of you who watch Downton, she is Rose, the cousin of Mary and Edith). I am pretty sure she will be fabulous. Richard Madden (from the game of thrones) is to play the hansom price charming. The list goes on with Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Sophie McShera (Daisy from Downton), Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi and more. This cast is quite something. I defiantly have high expectations.

Poster Picture. Cinderella on horse back.

Hope your excited for this one.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014


Ok so I am sure the majority of people reading this will have heard about Gravity. The film came out in the cinema in late November I think. Well I have had a request to give my opinion of it. So I will! 
The film stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Without giving the whole thing away, basically both of them are in space working on a shuttle in space. During the time when they are out in the open in space a meteor shower suddenly appears and causes havoc and mayhem resulting in some pretty devastating problems. The rest of the film is about Sandra and George's return, or how they plan on doing it. 
I would totally recommend watching it. If anything it is just amazing that they even managed to film it in such a realistic manner. It would be insane in 3D...if you happen to have a 3D telly, which I imagine most people don't but you never know. 

But anyway if your stuck looking for something to watch, watch it. You wont regret it.

The trailer...


Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Kings of Summer.

One of my great friends Phoebe recommended this to me. I can see why she loves it so much. It is inspiring but actually realistic unlike some run away films. 


Tuesday, 14 January 2014

A Single Man.

A Single Man is such a beautiful film. I think it may be one of the most beautiful films I have even seen in fact. I saw it for the first time only the other day when I was fishing through the DVD shelf and happed upon it. 
The cast is fabulous, Colin Firth, Julianne More, Nicholas Hoult (who is so good looking) and more but I will leave you some suspense.
The beauty is most probably because it was directed by the fashion designer Tom Ford. It has such incredible attention to detail and the light is so perfect. I have decided to not even show any photos from the film because I couldn't fine one good enough on google, they insulted its beauty. But of course I will show you the trailer...