Love and Mercy.

A musical biopic with a twist, Love and Mercy portrays The Beach Boys genius Brian Wilson at two different points in his life. A younger Wilson (played by the terrific Paul Dano) struggles to lead the band in an agreed direction. Trying to create great, innovative music whilst dealing with signs of concerning mental health problems … Continue reading

Amy.

As so many had to be with the singer herself, be patient with Amy. Spanning over two hours, Asif Kapadia’s new documentary explores the life and career of jazz singer Amy Winehouse. Incorporating archive footage, home movies and voice-over interviews with those entangled in her life, Amy focussed on the talent and troubles that consumed  the … Continue reading

Edinburgh: Graduation.

Earlier this week I returned to my beloved Edinburgh, if only for a mere 18 hours. Graduating from the University of Edinburgh meant reuniting with my fellow graduates in order to celebrate our hard work and achievements. Visiting Edinburgh at this time of year also means getting to experience the European Christmas Market that spreads … Continue reading

Edinburgh: June.

In last month’s post I discussed the three biggest events I was preparing to face; the job hunt, my dissertation and the Edinburgh International Film Festival. With June came one of those ventures – the most exciting one. June has been all about the film festival. I began the month working at home and working … Continue reading

Coherence.

  I finished off my time at Edinburgh International Film Festival with Coherence. A creepy science fiction chiller that begins at a friendly dinner party and turns into something much more unnerving, Coherence was a great way to finish what has been a remarkable festival. The film uses shaky cameras and hand-held equipment to create a similar appearance to … Continue reading