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FILM REVIEW: Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)

Following the success of his short film Zombie Musical in 2011, the late Ryan McHenry(responsible for the ‘Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal’ vines) began developing a feature length version for his debut. He sadly passed away in 2015 while the film, co-written with Alan McDonald, was still under development. John McPhail was brought in as director and Anna and the Apocalypse was completed. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)

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FILM REVIEW: La La Land

La La Land (Damien Chazelle, 2016)

Writer/director Damien Chazelle first came to our attention with Whiplash in 2014. That film, about a jazz student’s sacrifices in the pursuit of success, was my favourite film of the last five, if not ten, years. I’m yet to come across someone who did not like it (and if that person does exist, what the hell is wrong with you?) With similar themes to Whiplash, La La Land follows struggling actress Mia (Emma Stone) and struggling jazz artist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) as they find love and try to follow their dreams. But with ambition comes sacrifice, and underneath the surface of 1950s-inspired fantasy is 2016’s reality (no, not the disastrous political situation but the average LA artist’s reality). Continue reading FILM REVIEW: La La Land

Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews: Mustang, Money Monster, Finding Dory & The Nice Guys

Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews

Due to time constraints, here is a quick overview of the films I managed to catch during my holidays. All recommended.  Continue reading Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews: Mustang, Money Monster, Finding Dory & The Nice Guys

FILM REVIEW: The Big Short

The Big Short (Adam McKay, 2015)

Full disclosure: I’m not what you would call *interested* in finance – my eyes tend to glaze over when people start talking about stocks and super and whatever the hell else. But I became the tiniest bit more intrigued after J.C. Chandor’s brilliant Margin Call in 2011, set during the beginnings of the Global Financial Crisis. The script was phenomenal, the performances flawless, and it achieved the seemingly unachievable: making finance interesting. So four years later along comes The Big Short. A film with even greater buzz, greater Oscar chances, and a hot-arse cast. I was excited. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Big Short