Three Reasons // Drag Me To Hell

Directed by Sam Raimi
Starring Alison Lohman, Justin Long and Lorna Raver

Inspired by Criterion's Three Reasons series I sum up in, yes you guessed it, three reasons why I love the films I love.

Only God Forgives // Detached pointlessness

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Yayaying Rhatha Phongam, Vithaya Pansringarm


I really wanted to like this film. I really did.

Film Talk // Back to black

There's a noticeable trend happening in the movies lately. Ever since The Artist won the Best Picture Oscar back in 2012 it reminded audiences around the world how exciting and beautifully cinematic it is to shoot films in black and white.

Mood Indigo // Joys and sorrows

Directed by Michel Gondry
Starring Audrey Tatou, Romain Duris, Gad Elmaleh, Omar Sy


Love, life and death. Three enormous themes beautifully tackled by one of the most inventive and original directors working today. Michel Gondry is best known for Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and this may be as good if not better than that modern classic.

Spring Breakers // Flashing Lights

Spring Breakers
Directed by Harmony Korine
Starring Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Rachel Korine, Ashley Benson and James Franco

This review contains spoilers

First, I'm going to try and describe the film in one paragraph. I'm not going to summarise what happens because you can probably do that in one sentence. I'm going to describe it by what the experience of watching it was like because the film is essentially an experience. The kind that is hard to forget.

Stoker // Sydney Film Festival 2013

Directed by Park Chan-Wook
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Jacki Weaver and Matthew Goode

This review contains spoilers

Let's begin at the end. We see the result of everything that happens during the middle portion of the film which proves to be the least interesting part of the film. What is interesting is seeing how it all begins and how it all ends and where this could lead.

Les Miserables // The power of the spoken word

Tom Hooper's adaptation of Victor Hugo's tome and worldwide stage hit, Les Miserables, tries to say (or sing) so many things, piled on top of each another, that the resulting reaction from me was to cringe and look away.