I finally watched Squid Game.
And yeah, I totally get why this was so popular now. It's an utterly captivating and compelling show, with a superbly investing concept.
The characters are also so fantastic and intriguing; they were really the driving force behind my engagement in the story. This judicious characterisation is accompanied by the fantastic performances from the talented main cast.
The central games of the series are utilised perfectly to craft suspenseful character drama and explore…
REWATCH FOR FILM STUDIES
Upon a rewatch, Vertigo still remains a menacing film that powerfully explores themes of obsession and being doomed to relive the horrors of the past. There are dazzling moments of filmmaking in this film as well, which was truly ahead of its time.
However, on this watch, Vertigo really dragged; I also realised that the central conspiracy of the narrative is simultaneously overly-convoluted and severely underdeveloped. I think because I already knew plot-twist, the film became…
"But here. This house- there is no future. The Past and the Present are the same thing."
Spencer is a dazzling character study, about the troubled Princess Diana, who is trapped in a glamorous prison dominated by the haunting past, sickening food and cruel tradition.
Spencer is obviously driven by the astonishing performance of Kristen Stewart, who utterly transforms into the role of Diana.
The film also excells through its vibrant but hazy film-grain visuals, well composed shots, fantastic…
SPOOKY MONTH 2021 🎃
"... It's still the same London under the surface."
Last Night in Soho is definitely Edgar Wright's most visually bold work to date; the filmmaking feels so irresistibly precise and perfect. Wright has really found an exciting new voice, whilst still retaining the charming wit of his other work.
Last Night In Soho is so impressively and imaginatively stylised, that certain moments made my jaw drop because of the sheer nature of what has been…