Dunkirk

by Lauren Oakly

Victory or defeat for Nolan? Dunkirk is an explosion of cinematic wonder, depicting the grilling moments of attack and evacuation from the French seaside town during WWII. Three stories were intertwined: seven days on land, one day at sea, and one hour in the air. This action film directed by Christopher Nolan is a sensational […]

Raw

by Ryan Morris

Raw opens with a static camera, immediately finding a shot we all know. It’s an open road, an empty one. It’s edges are lined with trees, fields either side. Rather than place her camera in the middle and locate symmetry like many would, director Julia Ducournau opts to frame this familiar image from slightly left of […]

Logan

by Jess Boswell

(Contains potential spoilers) Years in the future of the X-Men universe, the existence of mutants is in a substantial decline. Hidden away from the rest of humanity, Logan nurses an indisposed Professor Xavier. Not in good shape himself, the duo are soon interrupted by a gang of hostile individuals, who are on the search for […]

Fences

by Ryan Morris

Sometimes one exceptional performance is all you need to make a film shine. Even the dullest script and most mundane direction can be pushed aside if there’s just one person in that film that brings immeasurable life to it. Fences, directed by Denzel Washington, doesn’t just give us one masterful performance – it gives us […]

A Dog’s Purpose

by Jonathan Hunwick

Most movies about dogs finish with the dog dying at the end: it’s a very sad affair and you cry. This movie? This movie does it four times over. Released January 27th, Lasse Haelström’s A Dog’s Purpose is a two-hour film starring Josh Gad as his soul lives the lives of five different dog breeds […]

La La Land

by Jess Boswell

La La Land tells the story of aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) who is attempting to navigate her own way through the competitive environment of Los Angeles. Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) has hopes to share his love of jazz music and open his own music club to save the genre. Drawn together after a series of unexpected meetings, the two are propelled into a wondrous blur of romance […]

Live By Night

by Ryan Morris

Ben Affleck is at a peculiar stage in his career right now. The last film he directed and starred in prior to this was Argo, a critically acclaimed and Academy Award winning feature. The next film he’ll be directing and starring in after this is The Batman, the follow up to the critically panned Batman […]

Silence

by Ryan Morris

Reviewing Martin Scorsese’s Silence is a challenge on par with enduring the film itself. I’d go as far as arguing that this is the biggest compliment I can pay this film.Silence is a feature that thrives on challenging its audience. The film wants us to suffer through lengthy patches of nothingness. It craves our undivided attention but […]