The Souvenir

Original title: The Souvenir Director: Joanna Hogg Release year: 2019 Original language: English Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne) is an aspiring filmmaker hungry for a deeper understanding of the world and its maladies. Fighting against telling her own story onscreen, she dives into the fictional tale of a working class boy obsessed with his mother, in a film thatContinue reading “The Souvenir”

Boyle, Tarantino and the beauty of the ‘could have been’

Alert: major spoilers ahead! In July, Danny Boyle’s latest film Yesterday hit British cinemas with a simple premise: a world without The Beatles. The film made the most out of the idea of this parallel reality by bringing to the viewers a scene in which the main character, Jack Malik (Himesh Patel), gets to meetContinue reading “Boyle, Tarantino and the beauty of the ‘could have been’”

Vox Lux

Original title: Vox Lux Director: Brady Corbet Release year: 2018 Original language: English The sequence at the early start of Vox Lux is one unfortunately too familiar. One disturbed student enters a classroom with a gun in hand and nothing but hatred in mind. One of the bullets fired on the day lodged itself in the spine ofContinue reading “Vox Lux”

Jon S. Baird and the importance of the final scene

At first glance, there are not many similarities between the last two features directed by Scottish filmmaker Jon S. Baird. Whilst 2013’s adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s Filth thrives on its ability to turn one’s stomach, 2018’s biopic Stan and Ollie is a sweet ode to the iconic duo Laurel and Hardy. Their one – and strongest –Continue reading “Jon S. Baird and the importance of the final scene”

On The Basis of Sex

Original title: On The Basis of Sex Director: Mimi Leder Release year: 2018 Original language: English   Unarguably one the most important figures when it comes to gender equality and women’s rights, US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s has been part of popular American culture for years (she is widely known by youngsters onContinue reading “On The Basis of Sex”