Sophie Farrell
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  • Femme Fatale

    Femme Fatale

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers!

    I didn't really know much about Femme Fatale apart from that it was directed by Brian De Palma, a director who I quite like. Therefore, it was a very pleasant surprise to find that Femme Fatale is a brilliantly twisty erotic thriller with plenty of noir overtones. I've seen and heard people of this site say that this film is criminally underrated and I wholeheartedly agree with that statement.

    The film follows Laurie Ash, a…

  • Carry On Camping

    Carry On Camping

    ★★★★

    Out of all of the Carry On films, it is Carry On Camping that is the film that everyone knows. Even those who haven't seen a Carry On film know Carry On Camping. Or at least they know that iconic scene. Its one of the strongest films in the series and has many of the regulars at their peak. Carry On Camping was a bit of a game changer in that the smut began to take centre stage. Despite this,…

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  • Human Desire

    Human Desire

    ★★★½

    Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of watching Fritz Lang's 1953 noir masterpiece The Big Heat and it instantly became a favourite of mine. After watching this film, I was interested to see what else Lang had to offer from his time in America. Human Desire seemed like a good choice considering it had the same two lead stars in it and came out the following year in 1954. I was looking forward to Human Desire and, while I…

  • The Last Temptation of Christ

    The Last Temptation of Christ

    ★★★★½

    Challenging, powerful and moving. The Last Temptation of Christ is sadly one of Martin Scorsese's lesser known masterworks. This is a huge shame considering that its one of Scorsese's best. I'm not religious and I don't follow a particular faith but I do have a strange fascination with how religion has inspired art, be it in paintings or in film. The Last Temptation of Christ is a brilliant film that truly deserves to reach a wider audience.

    The film is…