Carol (2015) ★★★★★

Makes one long for the days of hats. Set in the 1950’s, a shy shop assistant, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) begins an intense friendship with a woman named Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett), after being of her assistance over the counter during the Christmas sales at a department store. Both women however, are confined to their heterosexual roles. An unpleasant battle between…

Crimson Peak (2015) ★★★★☆

A bloody masterpiece.  From the weird and wonderful director of Pan’s Labyrinth, Guillermo Del Toro returns with a Victorian extravaganza that you simply do not want to miss! Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska), wishes to pursue writing, of ghost stories in particular. Wait, not ghost stories, but stories that feature ghosts in them…Edith is only familiar with spirits herself, as she is visited…

Amélie (2001) ★★★★★

A refreshing, charming classic!  After her mother’s unfortunate death (crushed by a tourist who committed suicide), Amelie (Audrey Tautou) is only left surrounded by fantasy, growing up. As a child, she stayed in her room and relied on vivid daydreams for entertainment. Now, a 23-year-old waitress in Paris, she rarely leaves her apartment, unless it’s to go…

To Catch a Thief (1955) ★★★★☆

Hitchcock at his glossiest.  Set in the lavish Riviera countryside, notorious jewel thief, John Robie, otherwise known as ‘The Cat’ (Cary Grant), ‘retired’ from his occupation in France fifteen years ago. However, he is soon suspected of returning to his role. In attempt to prove his innocence, he must fish out the copy cat. Grace Kelly, as always,…

Appropriate Behaviour (2015) ★★★★☆

An honest and moving insight into the life of a woman who thought she had everything figured out. Shirin (Desiree Akhavan) is a bisexual Iranian-American, who’s going through a large-scale break-up with her girlfriend Maxine (Rebecca Henderson). Starting from scratch and figuring out what to do with her life seems like the only option for her to take, but in…