Film Review: mother!

Darren Aranofsky’s mother! is a tour deforce. Beginning with an usual set up, the film becomes stranger, and finishes with the wildest of crescendos. A young woman is creating an idyllic home with her older husband, a writer who is struggling with writer’s block. Their peaceful existence is interrupted by a stranger who visits their remote house… Written and directed […]

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Stuff To Look At

A plethora of movie trailers and clips on Oscar nomination day, including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Blackhat and Cake… Avengers: Age of Ultron It all looks very, very bad in sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron. Where are jokes of Loki? From the above trailer, it looks like this Marvel instalment will have a more serious tone. Not that this is a […]

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Film Review: The Way Back

Much like the varying climates featured in the film, The Way Back is both cold and dizzying. Whilst the struggles in The Way Back evoke much empathy, it is not as easy to connect with the various characters. The journey, meanwhile, is bewildering in its scale. Imprisoned in a Siberian gulag after his wife is forced to testify against him, […]

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