Movie Mondays – Portrait of a Lady on Fire

The risk with making a romance film is that it doesn’t come across as authentic enough, or worse still it reaches so far into seriousness as to become a parody of itself. Filmmakers are often not ambitious enough when it comes to romantic relationships. Either they’re carefully positioned as a secondary consideration to the plot,Continue reading “Movie Mondays – Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

Movie Mondays – Lost in Translation

For me, Lost in Translation is as much a film as it is a mood. You’re never really whisked off your feet. You’re never really transported to a magical place. You don’t experience sweaty palms in a tense car chase. You’re kind of never really doing anything in this film. Instead, you flow with itContinue reading “Movie Mondays – Lost in Translation”

Movie Mondays – Atlantics

When I think about the transportive potential of cinema, foreign-language films truly fit the bill as experiences that lift you to faraway lands. It’s always eye-opening to be strapped to someone else’s perspective, privy to the motions and dramas of their story, beholden to the director’s vision that is untainted by the tropes that we’veContinue reading “Movie Mondays – Atlantics”

Movie Mondays – Knives Out

This week our recommended film that we’ll be discussing is Knives Out. As it was the one-year anniversary of its release now seems as good a time as any to look back at the movie. I have to admit that I was a bit late in getting around to watching this after its initially goodContinue reading “Movie Mondays – Knives Out”

Movie Mondays – Good Time

This week’s featured movie, whole heartedly recommended by inertia, is Good Time. The film is a dark and twisted take on the classic heist trope, set in a gritty yet colourful New York City. Released in 2017, the movie was a bit of a breakout for the Safdie brothers who have recently gone on toContinue reading “Movie Mondays – Good Time”