Tag: New York

  • If Beale Street Could Talk.

    If Beale Street Could Talk.

    In early 2017, I saw and reviewed Moonlight – Barry Jenkins’ remarkable coming of age story about sexuality, poverty and masculinity. Almost two years later, to the day, I am sitting down to review the directors’ next film, If Beale Street Could Talk. American movie romance doesn’t come much more sublime than this. Director Barry Jenkins […]

  • Skate Kitchen.

    Skate Kitchen.

    Crystal Moselle’s follow up to debut The Wolfpack is being praised as a docudrama-hybrid; a scripted, fictional narrative woven into the director’s real-life experiences with an all-female Manhattan skate collective. Loner Camille, lives an isolated existence across the water in Long Island. In the film’s opening minutes Camille is already in hospital after an eye-watering skating accident. […]

  • Trainwreck.

    Stoner-comedy king Judd Apatow and comedian/writer Amy Schumer uncomfortably join forces to bring us Trainwreck. Unconventional, unpredictable and unapologetic, Trainwreck takes the rom-com formula, a blunt, crass feminist lead and a few of Apatow’s typical conventions and mixes them all up in a cocktail shaker. The result: a mildly-amusing, badly-blended, sharp-tasting sex-comedy which reeks of […]

  • Gangs of New York.

    The Wolf of Wall Street marks the fifth collaborative effort between director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. The duo will only need to make another three films together in order to equal the number of ‘Bobby and Marty’ joint efforts. Their first cinematic collaboration was the gruesome and relentless Gangs of New York. Scorsese is […]

  • New York Stories.

    New York Stories is comprised of three short films, each running for 30-45 minutes. The three films are directed by three different directors – Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen and Francis Coppola. New York Stories fails in a variety of ways. Firstly, after sitting through the entire anthology you realise how irrelevant the inclusion of New […]

  • “A Wife Beating Musical.” – Carrie Rickey.

    I have previously stated that I think The King of Comedy is possibly Scorsese’s greatest film. It is definitely the best of De Niro and Scorsese’s collaborative pieces. Yet, it is very underrated and occasionally forgotten about amongst their repertoire. Another of their films that gets lost amongst the glory of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull is the magnificent and tragic New York, […]