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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Hope in the face of oppression

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) tells the tale of McMurphy, who fakes insanity in order to be transferred to a mental ward so that he can escape prison labour. Once in the ward for the mentally unstable, McMurphy must carry on faking insanity in order to convince the staff whilst also rising against […]

The Others (2001) – Film review & analysis

The Others (2001) tells the story of Grace (Nicole Kidman) who moves into a new house in Jersey with her two photosensitive children. Strange events start to occur which leads Grace into believing that her house is haunted.

A Separation (2011) review

A Separation (2011) is a film that explores the complicated reasoning behind every main character’s actions in a sophisticated way that leaves the audience constantly questioning the true intentions of each character. 

Stand By Me (1986)

“I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12. Jesus, does anyone?” – Gordie Lachance Rob Reiner’s 1986 Stand By Me is a timeless film because of its profound nostalgic presence. Adapted from Stephen King’s 1982 novella ‘The Body’, Stand By Me is a story of four friends […]

Three great Margot Robbie performances in celebration of her turning 31

I, Tonya Based on the life of Tonya Harding, I, Tonya is set in 1991 following the life of her figure skating career in which she became the first American woman to complete a triple axel during a competition. I, Tonya follows the life of Tonya Harding and the domestic abuse she suffered and endured […]

Visually Stunning Films You Need to See

1. Your Name (2016), Makoto Shinkai The only thing that does last when I wake up is a sense of loss. – Mitsuha Miyamizu Synopsis: Two teenagers’ lives take a magical turn when they discover they have swapped bodies. Things escalate and become complicated when they decide to meet.  Your Name is an extremely moving […]

The Elephant Man: The Power of Compassion

I am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I am a man! – John Merrick David Lynch’s heartbreaking classic The Elephant Man (1980) is a beautiful work of art exhibiting the human condition, the power of love, and the repercussions of ignorance. A tale of immense compassion, starring […]

Malcolm & Marie

“You spend your entire life catering to the feelings and the whims of literally everyone but me.” – Marie Malcolm & Marie is a beautifully aesthetic, well acted, and extremely relatable film which demonstrates an in depth character study of a young couple whilst also acting as a voice for Levinson’s feelings towards Hollywood. The […]

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