Tag: love

  • Physical Film Collections, A Love Letter.

    Physical Film Collections, A Love Letter.

    You can learn a lot about a person by snooping through their DVD collection. Whether it’s uncovering a shameful love of Steven Seagal movies or an unrealised obsession with Buster Keaton, beware, for one’s film collection can be the basis for a judgement of overall character. Personally, being a cinephile always went hand in hand […]

  • Café Society.

    For the last year I’ve been terribly aware of being an apologetic Woody Allen fan. This is of course a conversation for another time but it makes me even more aware of whether or not his latest work either flops or soars. I could breath a sigh of relief when Midnight in Paris rolled into […]

  • Maggie’s Plan.

    Written, directed and produced by Rebecca Miller, Maggie’s Plan is a spontaneous and whimsical piece of magic starring the impeccable Greta Gerwig. We meet Maggie on the cusp of a life altering decision. Making the choice to artificially inseminate herself with the produce of an aspiring pickle entrepreneur, Maggie is looking towards motherhood – content […]

  • Sunset Song.

    Sunset Song.

    It’s been four years since the work of Terence Davies last graced our screens, in the form of the exquisite The Deep Blue Sea. Now he returns with Sunset Song, an adaptation of the Lewis Grassic Gibbon novel of the same name. I first fell in love with Davies’ work when I saw a double […]

  • Carol.

    Deeply romantic and tantalizingly erotic, Carol is the latest from film maker Todd Haynes. Here, the director brings the same period-specific aesthetics that he created in his stunning television adaptation of Mildred Pierce. Haynes is no stranger to capturing particular times and places on screen. His most prestigious film to date being Far From Heaven, […]

  • Brooklyn.

    Brooklyn.

    Eilis Lacey is a bright-eyed and fresh-faced young Irish girl, working in a village food store, when we first meet her. It’s apparent from the off-set that, although devoted to her family and home, Eilis longs for greater things beyond her country’s borders. We join her on her voyage across the sea to a new […]

  • Wings of Desire.

    Wim Wenders’ 1987 masterpiece has a lot to say about Berlin, humanity, life and death. Unexpectedly meta and deeply romantic – Wings of Desire remains a European contemporary classic; something of a youngest child to the German New Wave movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Bruno Ganz play Damiel, one of the many angels who […]

  • Caramel.

    Caramel, the debut feature film from director, writer and actress Nadine Labaki, took me completely by surprise. The film focuses around four co-workers and friends who reside in a beauty salon. As the film progresses we are welcomed into their personal lives and their personal problems. We also come into contact with a seamstress called Rose, […]

  • Melinda and Melinda.

    Woody Allen’s Melinda and Melinda opened to mixed reviews ten years ago. The film’s main narrative is split between two stories which both revolve around a character called Melinda. These two stories are merely the fabrications of two friends discussing the comedy and tragedy of life over a meal and a glass of wine. Allen handles […]

  • Another Woman.

    It’s my strong belief that Woody Allen’s work is at its best when he is doing two particular things – engaging in philosophical debate and writing for women. His masterful 1988 feature, Another Woman, shows glimmers of philosophy but primarily demonstrates just how well Allen knows women and their complexities. To enhance his insight into the female […]