Tag: Jennifer Lawrence

  • mother!

    mother!

    Cinema is full of unwelcome guests and domestic intruders, from that unexpected knock on the door to the uncomfortable sense of anxiety caused by someone overstaying their welcome. Michael Haneke’s Funny Games is perhaps the most obvious example of this; two young men dressed in white enquiring about borrowing some eggs but who possess much […]

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.

    One of the most annoying and insincere trends in contemporary Blockbuster movie-making is the greedy decision to divide one piece of source material into two separate films. This irritating move makes complete financial sense – allowing the studios to make 100% of the original profit all over again the following year. These two-parters are often […]

  • American Hustle.

    American Hustle is a delightful whirlwind of nail varnish, comb-overs, quiffs and hairspray. The eccentric costumes are fitting of both the time setting of the film as well as the characters – whose natures are artificially glamorous, fake and nasty. David O. Russell has created a film with a fun and nostalgic visual aesthetic that reflects […]