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The Lighthouse: A Tale of Madness

Directed by Robert Eggers, The Lighthouse is about two men placed on a remote island, far from any civilization, to man and tend to a lighthouse during the 1890’s. As time goes on, both Ephraim Winslow (Robert Pattinson) and his supervisor Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe)  begin having strange and mysterious visions whilst trying to maintain […]

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Detachment (2011): A look at reality

Detachment follows the day to day goings of an empty substitute teacher who struggles and avoids connection at all costs. Starring Adrian Brody, the viewer is taken on a journey of personal growth, troubles, and what the film title might suggest, detachment.  

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: A film for the dreamers

The mundanity of real life is what usually makes the world within a film seem so immersive and desirable; The Secret Life of Walter Mitty does just that. However, the difference is that unlike most films, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty shows a desirable world that could be reality for you.

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Euphoria: Love, Sex, Drugs, & Mental Health

“Everytime I feel good, I think it’ll last forever, but it doesn’t.” – Rue An adaptation of the Israeli show with the same name, HBO’s Euphoria follows 17 year old Rue and her battle with drugs, mental health, belonging, and friendship. Within her circle is Jules, a transgender girl trying to find her place within […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]