Posts in Film Reviews
A Review of The Rehearsal, Written & Directed by Jaclyn Bethany

Following the president set in 2017, where we saw female-dominated films like Wonder Woman and Lady Bird achieve much-deserved success, it is perhaps unsurprising that esteemed writer, director and actress, Jaclyn Bethany, has delivered a captivating tale where the very nature of womanhood is brought to the forefront. 

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A Review of Ladybird, Directed by Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut is a runaway success. Earning five major Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, Ladybird has been met with critical acclaim alongside indie competition such as Call Me by you Name. Known for headstrong roles in her partner Noah Baumbach’s films Francis Ha and Mistress America, Ladybird is Gerwig’s moment in the limelight - the first of many. 

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A Review of American Honey, Directed by Andrea Arnold

"I’m not going to make an apology for the length. I don’t even mind if people go to the toilet in the middle of it. It’s fine’ declared American Honey's director Andrea Arnold in an interview with Vogue magazine. It's true, you could walk out for five minutes and not be any worse off. There isn’t really a plot, but far from thinking was too long, I never wanted to finish.

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A Review of Cafe Society, Directed by Woody Allen

This is a film that will challenge you, but in the Woody Allen sort of way. It’s light-hearted and self-effacing, but I doubt you’ll laugh out loud; the humour is taciturn, and always curbing the edge of something sadder – something you cannot quite put your finger on. The film opens with a black tie party, filtered through a sleek blue light. 

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A Review of Nocturnal Animals, Directed by Tom Ford

Nocturnal Animals has been heralded over the past year as a masterpiece and seen Tom Ford dubbed a latter-day Hitchcock. The film is entertaining, and features some fine acting and a good script, but I found the direction lacklustre – and left the cinema unmoved and wishing I’d seen this made by a more daring pair of hands, like say Lynne Ramsay. 

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