Don’t Look Up: a herculean satire that mirrors humanity’s ignorance toward climate change.
Meryl Streep, Jennifer Laurence, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jonah Hill star in the star-studded satire, Don't Look Up. Image Source: IMDb
Image: Bradley Cooper and Rooney Mara star in Nightmare Alley (2021)
I thought I’d write up a VERY brief review of Guillermo del Toro’s (The Shape of Water, Pans Labyrinth) recent psychological thriller, Nightmare Alley, considering I saw it about an hour ago.
Here we go. . .
I have finally found a movie that I believe contradicts the great reviews I’ve seen thus far on the internet. You know the movies, the ones that have you asking, "Umm did we see the same film?" Before walking into the cinema, I had not read the plot to Nightmare Alley on IMDb and refused to watch the trailer whilst going down on a delicious choc top during the previews of House of Gucci last week. Safe to say, I was genuinely excited to see Nightmare Alley since it starred a stellar, A-list cast, headlined by heartthrob Bradley Cooper. Cooper stars as Stanton Carlisle, a mysterious drifter who ends up working at a carnival run by Clem Hoately, played by the incredible Willem Dafoe. Throughout the film, we follow Carlisle as he swindles his way to the top as a mentalist in New York. However, sixty minutes in and I began to feel like a carnival attendee strapped to the seat of a Ferris wheel and unable to get off – to be honest, I contemplated jumping.
The human mind will erode when exposed to the harsh reality of one's guilty conscience.
CREDIT: THE LIGHTHOUSE (2019) A24
Robert Eggers’, The Lighthouse, is a psychological sexually-charged maritime tale that will have you squirming in your seat. Davy Jones’ Locker unleashes hell onto an old lighthouse keeper by the name of Thomas Wake and his clandestine new wickie, Ephraim Winslow, in a film that meshes greek mythology with 1890s America. But screaming sirens and tantalising tentacle creatures are no match for the monsters embedded within the human psyche.
My Brilliant Career is a 1979 Australian film directed by Gillian Armstrong. This drama focuses on a headstrong, creative girl called Sybylla who is determined to make a better life for herself by escaping the monotony of daily life in the outback.
Themes: classic Hollywood, cinema, filmmaking, female representation, fashion and glamour
Analysing the impact of the Production Code on the pre-code film, Baby Face (1933) with the film, Stella Dallas (1937), produced during the enforcement of the Code.
CREDIT: COURTESY OF PARAMOUNT
Considered to be one of the 20th century's finest novels, Silence, is the story of two Jesuit priests who travel to Japan during the kakure kirishitan period to investigate the whereabouts of their previous mentor. Acclaimed director, Martin Scorsese adapted the novel to film in 2016.
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