The Cinematically Vulnerable: Giulietta Masina.

The Cinematically Vulnerable: Giulietta Masina.

La Strada and Nights of Cabiria; two astounding films from Federico Fellini, two ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ Academy Award winners and two heartfelt protagonists brought to life by the captivating Giulietta Masina. With actor and director also entwined as husband and wife, the results of the couple’s cinematic collaboration are staggering. Masina and Fellini marries 11 … Continue reading

Split.

Split.

Split is by no means the worst film M. Night Shyamalan has ever made but that’s hardly saying something. As dumb and eccentric as one would expect, Split centres around three teenage girls kidnapped by Kevin, a man with 23 separate personalities. Confined to a windowless room in a mysterious underground lair with seemingly endless … Continue reading

Wild.

What has to happen in a person’s life in order for them to feel the need to walk 1000 miles in search of redemption, forgiveness and understanding? In 1995, Cheryl Strayed put herself through this gruelling ordeal in order to repent and recover from the miserable experiences she’d had, and the choices and mistakes she’d … Continue reading

Foxcatcher.

I was advised that the less you know about the true story of Foxcatcher when you walk into the cinema, the better. A shocking and morbid tale about the manipulation and self-loathing that can infect a world-class athlete, Foxcatcher is a little too focused on its performances and constant sense of dread to fully deliver or captivate. … Continue reading

Birdman.

Michael Keaton probably means something different to everyone. To many and most, he is remembered as Burton’s Batman. For children of the nineties such as myself, he is Jack Frost – the protagonist in the film of the same name in which a dead musician’s spirit resides in a snowman – I forget why. For … Continue reading

Man on the Moon.

The most beautiful element of Milos Forman’s Man on the Moon is that it encapsulates everything that performance artist Andy Kaufman was about and believed in. I say “performance artist” specifically because it is important to understand, above anything else, that Andy Kaufman was not a comedian. He didn’t claim to be and didn’t want to be … Continue reading

Mortonity Report.

I admire, above all else, the subtlety that an actress can bring to a role. Besides this subtlety, consistency is also crucial to an actress’ career and performance. Samantha Morton is a particularly fascinating actress and one who has consistently used her subtlety to its most effective. Morton is a British actress but has worked … Continue reading