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  • Doctor Zhivago

    Doctor Zhivago

    ★★★

    Review In A Nutshell:

    An expansive sense of scope that is synonymous with the works that are associated with David Lean as he presents us images of grand battlefields, passionate political marches, and a passionate affair. Everything feels larger than life, sweeping us away with its overall ambition; advocating for that feeling of something cinematic. That being said, as carried away as I was with the entire visual affair, I found the core drama to be empty in conviction, notably…

  • First Cow

    First Cow

    ★★★★

    Review In A Nutshell:

    In a Q+A screening that I participated in at my local cinema with one of its star, Orion Lee, I was given the privileged opportunity to ask him about the film. My question revolved around the intimacy that connect its characters and drive its narrative, and how such are a prevalent quality in Kelly Reichardt's filmography. Mr Lee responded that it was through the act of listening that allowed their performances to feel in sync with…

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  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

    Included In Lists:
    Great Movies
    Strong Performances - Joaquin Phoenix
    Ladies and Gentlemen: The Essentials -#2

    Review In A Nutshell:

    The last couple of months have been hard, staring into the abyss titled "life"; with very little room behind me to run to, soon leaving me with only one single decision, which is to move forward. I am constantly worried about my future, whether or not I would find success in my chosen career pathway, whether I would find love,…

  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer

    ★★★★½

    Snowpiercer is dense, more so than I had anticipated, its plot initially fuelled by the heated emotions that run through the titular train’s lowest class culture, a desperation for a revolution, to finally end the suffering that has plagued them for 17 years. Its tail to head journey is led by the headstrong Curtis (Chris Evans), radiating leadership and intelligence, appointed by the people as their front in their trials towards the engine, which is manufactured and controlled by a…