• Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★★½

    I admire the subtle ambition of this particular film...

    However it was quite uneven in its pace and it left a taste in my mouth which presented its ambivalence to the fullest extent in the final minutes of the film; and there was a noticeable confusion as to what exactly Fennell was attempting to convey through Carey Mulligan’s (quite outstanding) performance and the conflicting vision of Bo Burnham’s character. 

    The visual presentation was vibrant and suited the atmosphere quite well…

  • Rear Window

    Rear Window

    ★★★★★

    Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window is a masterpiece.

    Stunning camera movements, excellent dialogue, though-provoking symbolism, and a few twists and turns that keeps one engaged throughout the runtime of the film.

    10/10

  • Duel

    Duel

    ★★★★

    Steven Spielberg’s first directing credit, Duel, serves as a fitting and magnificent thriller for his debut into the film industry. Featuring outstanding camera work and an efficient use of a low budget, Spielberg showcases his budding talent as a director and shot composer. Dennis Weaver’s performance as an irritable, restless protagonist injects suspense in what should be a mere protracted car chase. This description is transcended, however, through the remarkable combined efforts of the men and women in front and…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 is a beautiful follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi noir Blade Runner. Roger Deakins again showcases his talent behind the camera, in his third collaboration with Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners). 
    This film remains a personal favourite, and sits on par with the original film made almost 40 years beforehand. 
    Gosling’s cold performance can be seen as pretentious and dull for some, however the silent curiosity and longing on display makes for a mesmerising performance. Harrison Ford,…

  • Panic Room

    Panic Room

    ★★★★

    Panic Room is a magnificent showcase for Fincher’s directorial talent, featuring swift, clean camera movements and thoroughly unique shot choices and structure. This film features solid performances from Jodie Foster, Forrest Whitaker, and a fitting early acting credit from Kristen Stewart. Howard Shore’s score was apt for the circumstances, although Koepp’s screenplay, in terms of emotional complexity, had me left wanting. Jared Leto’s performance, as one of three henchmen, seemed over-the-top and remains an unnecessary credit for an otherwise terrific…