What We Do in the Shadows

by Vittorio Bollo

Do you know why I love movies? I mean really, really love movies? I love movies because every once in a while, literally out of nowhere, a gem comes along that is so unexpected and so good that it makes up for all the disappointing, overrated, flabby or downright bad movies that one has had […]

Lucy

by Maria Gallagher

Lucy (2014) is a French science fiction action film directed and written by Luc Besson and starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. After instantly dismissing the film upon its release due to the absurd scientific synopsis that humans only use 10% of their brains, I was drawn back by the superb acting to re-examine the […]

Big Hero 6

by Maria Gallagher

Big Hero 6 (2014) is a touching and superbly animated superhero film produced by Walt Disney Animations Studies. Although, this is the first Disney animated film to feature characters from Marvel comics, the result of combining these two genres is truly stunning. The film somehow encapsulates themes of tragedy and comedy simultaneously and produces an […]

Gone Girl

by Maria Gallagher

Gone Girl (2014) is a psychological thriller like no other I have seen before. Based on the novel by Gillian Flynn, director David Fincher brings this tragic and perplexing storyline into a scary and shocking revelation to those who watch. Throughout the film, a constant state of confusion towards the motives of the protagonist Nick […]

Blended

by Maria Gallagher

Blended (2014) is a light- hearted romantic comedy directed by Frank Coraci and starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. You may be thinking that you’ve seen a film similar to this before. You are probably thinking of The Wedding Singer (1998) and 50 First Dates (2004)… Well I can assure you this film is completely […]

Goodnight Mommy

by Maria Gallagher

Not as scary as the trailer! Goodnight Mommy (2014) is supposedly a horror film. Set in the summer holidays, twins Elias and Lukas aged eleven visit their mother in her luxurious detached house. The mother has a fully bandaged head, justified by cosmetic surgery following a “car accident.” But she quickly becomes strange in her […]

Love & Mercy

by Jonathan Hunwick

A charming little movie passed under most audience’s radar last June, which is a shame, since its unique take on biography, presenting itself in parallel narrative, really enhanced the meaning behind the film, and left an impression on anyone who actually did see the movie. Love and Mercy is a biographical film from director Bill […]

Life Itself

by Maria Gallagher

A Documentary of Film Critic Roger Ebert I was born inside the movie of my life… I don’t remember how I got into the movie, but it continues to entertain me. Roger Ebert, Life Itself- a memoir The fascinating life of film critic and writer Roger Ebert is captured gloriously by director Steve James in […]