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5 Nostalgic Must-See Films

Now that Summer is officially over (much sadness), it’s the perfect time to snuggle up with a comfy blanket, peppermint tea and your favourite candles (any from Glasshouse are my ultimate faves) and binge on shows and films. Lately I’ve been reminiscing on a lot of nostalgic films that I’ve watched on repeat throughout my childhood and teen years. Watching a good film definitely defines who you are and your outlook on life and this list has shaped me in one way or another. Choosing 5 films was so hard because there are so many great films that have impacted or brought back such fond memories so I might do a second post later on. So whether you’re pondering as to what to watch next, or just want any excuse (literally me) to discover some really good movies, here is a list of my top 5 must-see nostalgic films. Titanic One of the most renowned and classic love story starring young Leonardo and Kate Winslet, this movie has been viewed in my household hundreds of …

Neon Demon | Killer Fashion

If you’re after something to watch right before you go to bed, or a feel-good heart throb romance film, please close this tab. I unfortunately made the mistake of watching this film late at night after having a not so great day, thinking that seeing one of my favourite actresses Elle Fanning would include beautiful aesthetics, girl drama and lots of fashion inspirations. I was right about those but it also contained a lot of super grim and disturbing elements such as necrophilia, pedophilia and cannibalism as it plays with the idea of the fashion world and how haunting it can actually be. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn in 2016, Neon Demon follows the beautifully innocent aspiring model Jesse who just moved to Los Angeles for her modelling career. The whole film you could say is a symbolic allegory of the predatory and sex crazed fashion and modelling world with the use of dark colours, electric music, doll like models and predator animals in the background. The film opens with a lifeless looking Elle Fanning dressed in a Lolita …

Allied | The War Of Spies, Lies and Love

After scrolling through my blog I’ve realised that it’s lacking in the film review department which is unfortunate because I want to start getting more into ‘review writing’ and since there is nothing more that I love to do in my past time than watch films, why not write another one? Allied is a drama/thriller film that has the perfect combination of thriller, suspense, romance, intensity, character build up, history, cinematic beauty, costuming and plot twist that makes it hard for any audience really to turn down. A couple of weeks ago my boyfriend and I decided to watch the highly anticipated film ‘Allied’ after seeing snippets of the trailer on repeat showing the intense war scenes starring Brad Pitt. This film ended up being one of my all time favourites and more-so I watched it TWICE in the cinemas again with my family. The film begins the opening scene in 1942 in Morocco during the peak of WWII where Canadian Intelligence officer Max Vatan (played by the beautiful and infamous Brad Pitt) is swiftly sent …

When Marnie Was There

Now that Winter is here in Australia it gives the perfect excuse (well for me anyhow) to snuggle up and do what I do best in bed; watch films. Film watching to me isn’t JUST a lazy past time, or an excuse when you’re procrastinating from exams. It’s actually a form of art (hear me out before you think I’m completely bonkers) in which you learn a lot and gain insights into human behaviour through characters, their journeys, transformations and how they interact with others and themselves. You learn the art of rhetoric in dialogue of different eras and of the human psyche. And of course, the storyline or plot of any film will interest you, inspire and maybe even educate you. This sounds pretty deep and not as I initially intended it to be, but what I’m trying to say is that well, i think that film watching isn’t entirely a waste of time and effort and if you learn to appreciate it, there’s actually a lot you can benefit from. This month I …