Yorgos Lanthimos makes stunning psycho-thriller debut with ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos came into the spotlight only a year ago with the release of The Lobster. The acclaimed film was set against a quirky premise: single people must find a mate within 45 days or be turned into animals and sent to the wild – sounds disastrous, but Lanthimos’s film-making skills coupled with… Read More Yorgos Lanthimos makes stunning psycho-thriller debut with ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” captures the heart of adolescence 

Coming-of-age Dramas are, in my opinion, of the most difficult genres to tackle for movie-makers. These films are a culmination of a number of very fragile elements that, if executed improperly, will surely compromise the quality and authenticity of the final product. And seldom have directors succeeded in making a film that speaks to its… Read More “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” captures the heart of adolescence 

Screen Actors Guild Awards: ‘Spotlight’ takes home top honours, Idris Elba makes SAG history

The 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were held on January 30, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. The night featured a lot of unexpected results coupled with a few sure fire wins in the movie categories. The biggest winner of the night, however, was diversity. When the nominations for the 88th Annual Academy Awards were… Read More Screen Actors Guild Awards: ‘Spotlight’ takes home top honours, Idris Elba makes SAG history

2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Actress in a Leading Role

    hollywoodreporter.com Nominees: 1) Brie Larson, “Room” 2) Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years” 3) Cate Blanchett, “Carol” 4) Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy” 5) Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn” The Best Actress category features three Oscar winners and two first-time nominees. And while the odds are in Larson’s favour for her powerful performance in Room, surprises are not out of… Read More 2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett captivate in 50s drama “Carol”

Early in the Summer, I came across a movie that would sit atop my To Watch list for months to come until its release. My anticipation for Carol — propelled even further by its sweep of Golden Globe nominations last week — was through the roof — and for good reason. Who wouldn’t want to see a film… Read More Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett captivate in 50s drama “Carol”