The Neon Demon (2016) ★★★★★

A cleverly-crafted critique of the fashion industry.  Aspiring model, Jesse (Elle Fanning), immerses herself in the most frightening industry, otherwise known as the modelling scene. With little to no reputation, she begins to cultivate hers as “the next big thing”. The more exprienced models don’t take this particularly well, bearing in mind each of them have been…

Don’t Breathe (2016) ★★★★☆

Claustrophobia meets Cat and Mouse.  In hope that they will escape from Detroit forever, three friends (burglars), who go by the name of Money (Daniel Zovatto), Rocky (Jane Levy) and Alex (Dylan Minnette), break into a blind war veteran’s house with only cash on their minds. This soon backfires, as the victim is not what they pictured. They’ll be lucky…

Hush (2016) ★★★★☆

Lesson: Keep your phone on you at all times.  Directed by Mike Flanagan, Hush centrals around a deaf author named Maddie (Kate Siegel), who is left alone at her home, in the middle of the forest. As Maddie begins to settle in for the evening, a masked man appears on her porch. Aware of her impairment, the man takes advantage…

Drive (2011) ★★★★★

An Arthouse thriller like no other.  Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, Driver (Ryan Gosling) is a Los Angeles mechanic/stuntman by day, and a crime getaway driver by night. He is a man of very few words, and isn’t one for displaying emotion. All is running smoothly until the Driver meets his neighbours, Irene, whose husband is in…

Top Ten: Underrated Films

Here are ten films that I like but aren’t so popular with the mainstream. These films tend not to get noticed, despite how wonderful they actually are. I could list many, but I selected a few which come to mind as of late. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below! Do you agree with my choices? 10. Like Sunday, Like…

Panic Room (2002) ★★★★☆

Will truly make your head spin.  After a sour break up with her husband (Patrick Bauchau), Meg Altman (Jodie Foster) and her daughter, Sarah (Kristen Stewart) have bought a new home in New York City. The first night spent in their new home doesn’t quite go to plan. Three intruders enter their house, resulting in the mother and daughter having to lock themselves away into…

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ★★★★☆

“A single crash of Cymbals and how it rocked the lives of an American family.” Revamping his 1934 thriller into an exotic, suspenseful adventure, Hitchcock makes excellent use of location, stunning chemistry between Doris Day and James Stewart, and the sharp story of what appears to be an average man, drawn into an assassination plot. “The Man Who Knew Too…

Vertigo (1958) ★★★★★

Just when you think you have already predicted the plot; then Hitchcock makes a fool of you. Unlike Hitchcock’s previous works, Vertigo takes a slightly different approach to enticing its audience in. Vertigo is a near-perfect suspense thriller with a devastating tragedy at hand. Retired police detective, “Scottie” Ferguson (James Stewart) is traumatized after a rooftop chase to…

Top Twenty: Best Films of 2015

And yet another remarkable year in the film industry…Hence, I must share my favourites with you all! The chances are, I will end up changing this list around if I happen to discover films I have missed out on from 2015. But nonetheless, I highly recommend everything on this list. So, sit back, dim your lights and…

The Revenant (2015) ★★★★★

“I ain’t afraid to die any more. I’d done it already.” Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu, who won the Academy’s prestigious awards last year with Birdman for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. His latest cinematic creation, The Revenant, is a compelling wintry western, set in the 1980’s. Explorer, Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), survives an inexplicable bear attack. He…