Snowpiercer.

Set at the end of the year 2021, Snowpiercer tells the story of the planet’s last remaining survivors. All human life now exists on one train, a train organised into rank and social position. Those at the tail-end live in poverty. Those at the front live in luxury, worshipping the sacred engine as well as their mysterious … Continue reading

Burn After Reading.

The Coen brothers know how to do so many things. They know how to tell a steady and suspenseful story like Fargo and they know exactly how to poetically linger on loneliness and whimsy, demonstrated in Inside Llewyn Davis. Perhaps what they do best of all is chaos; the madness and genius we find in Burn After Reading would certainly … Continue reading

Moonrise Kingdom.

Sometimes I forget how exciting the wilderness was as a child. I have fond memories of running along windy grassy hill tops in the Falkland Islands, where I spent five years of my childhood. Children’s literature is usually devoted to adventure and freedom. Many Enid Blyton novels are evidence of this.Moonrise Kingdom is a story of … Continue reading

Only Lovers Left Alive.

When you spend the duration of a film asking yourself whether or not you’re enjoying it, you’ve probably already answered your own question. Jim Jarmusch’s take on the ‘vampire movie’ is under the impression that it is a lot cooler than it really is. It is too self-aware for its own good but that isn’t … Continue reading

The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Wes Anderson’s return to the screen consists of his most stylised piece yet. The Grand Budapest Hotel makes for a fun watch with plenty of laughs all around. It’s up there in the better half of this whimsical director’s portfolio. It is certainly less whimsical than most. This seems to be Anderson at his driest. The story … Continue reading