Moonlight: Review

Moonlight dwells on a narrative that society has been in need of for a long time now. Barry Jenkins has elegantly constructed a coming of age drama which is universal but very much about the black experience. The movie opens with a drug deal on the streets of Miami where Moonlight is set, this may at first throw an audience off. …

My Top 4 Marilyn Monroe Movies

1. Bus Stop (1956)  This hillbilly love story follows rodeo cowboy, Bo (Don Murray) and showgirl Cherie (Marilyn Monroe) as Bo performs an ungentlemanly attempt to make Cherie his wife. The narrative focuses on the physicality of love, lust and attraction as we watch Bo hurl himself around like a pubescent country boy with the desperate need of a lady’s attention. He …

Why ‘Before the Flood’ is the Most Important Documentary You Will Watch in 2016

So, I saw this incredible documentary at its European premier last month at the BFI London Film Festival and Mr. DiCaprio was there (eek!). It's a must see for everyone - emphasis on everyone. There is no target audience. As long as you're old enough to understand that our planet is beautiful and us human beings will …

Nocturnal Animals: Review (BFI London Film Festival)

Fashion designer-turned-director, Tom Ford, screened his second ever feature Nocturnal Animals at the BFI London Film Festival this autumn. Based on the 1993 novel, Tony and Susan, Ford explores three essential themes; art, fiction and love. I was beyond impressed by Ford's directing. He has created an eloquent film which distinctively masters two very different worlds - fashion and cinema. Susan …

Bleed For This: Review (BFI London Film Festival)

Ben Younger's first film since Prime (2005) unfolds the inconceivable, true story of World Champion Boxer Vinny "The Pazmanian Devil" Pazienza. Miles Teller portrays one of the biggest comebacks in sports history, on screen. Vinny's win of two world title fights shoots him to stardom. However, after a near fatal car accident - which leaves his neck …

American Honey: Review (BFI London Film Festival)

Dare I say that American Honey was my favourite film of the festival season? The cast are exceptional and Andrea Arnold's lucid and poetic filmmaking charms us for 2 hours and 43 minutes. Arnold has created an epic look at young life, love and truth - and how it navigates through America from dingy motels to dirty truck stops. Star (Sasha …