Monthly Archives: November 2017

Lady Bird just became the best reviewed movie ever made

Directed by Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird has been making headlines left and right leading up to its release. Most recently, the film scored 165 positive reviews on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, surpassing Toy Story 3‘s 163 reviews, making it the best 100%-rated film on the website, and therefore the best reviewed movie ever made Lady Bird tells the story of

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‘Call Me By Your Name’, ‘Get Out’ win top honours at 2017 Gotham Awards

When Moonlight historically won the Best picture statuette at last year’s Academy Awards, it was celebrated for a number of reasons, one of which was being the first independent film to claim the coveted title. Moonlight’s win was predicted a few months prior when it won Best Feature at the 2016 Gotham Awards, the awards ceremony celebrating the best of

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‘Murder on the Orient Express’ loses steam before reaching its destination

It’s the early 1930s. Following a life of heartbreak, loss, and love, a writer finds herself aboard the Orient Express headed from England towards Istanbul and later Baghdad. In a hotel room in the heart of Turkey, she pens a mystery-crime novel set aboard the famous train. Murder on the Orient Express would go on to see her already rising

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The allegory of the rave: why Mother!’s greatest twist is its ultimate downfall

Where does one begin to talk about Darren Aronofsky’s most recent effort, Mother!? Much like the process of watching the film, that question sparks countless answers. A hybrid in style of one of his earliest efforts — Requiem for a Dream — and his most celebrated one – Black Swan – Mother!, in short, is a cinematic experience of a

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Lebanese-American filmmaker directs Lady Gaga documentary, ‘Five Foot Two’

Home from a long day at work, I decided to check Netflix (a party to which this critic is quite late), and I came across Lady Gaga’s newly-released documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two. Hearing good things and being the casual fan of the Grammy and Golden Globe-winning singer and actress, I decided to give it a go. Minutes in, the

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