Review – The Founder

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The Founder, directed by John Lee Hancock, is a film that by the end of it, I felt defeated and completely detached from all that happened. The film’s main focus is a person who is utterly reprehensible. I had no want to see him succeed and as his success grew, I only became more and more disconnected from the film – soon wishing it to just end, so that I could go on with my day. My review will be unkind but fair, so let’s get to it. Read more

Review – Jackie

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Jackie, directed by Pablo Larraín, is a hauntingly, distressing film, with an incredible lead performance from Natalie Portman. From its very first shot, to its very last shot, I was nearly in continuous awe of this film. It is one of those experiences that almost makes you uncomfortable in how unflinching it is. The approach that the film takes is one that doesn’t shy away from the bleak honesty of a situation that is unimaginable. This is one of those reviews were I don’t think I’m talented enough to do the film justice, but I’m going to try. So here we go. Read more

Review – The Invitation

The Invitation

The Invitation, directed by Karyn Kusama, is a film with a slight, but ever-present feeling of unease; one that builds as the film progresses. With characters of varying quality, and a mystery that genuinely keeps you guessing up to the end, The Invitation is certainly a film that has you one edge. Let’s uncover the mystery of this film, and see where it works and where it doesn’t. Read more