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Riverdale Recap: Death Proof Season 2 Ep 6

Riverdale Recap Death Proof: After Betty’s deal with the devil, aka The Black Hood to sacrifice assaulter Nick St Claire, I was on edge throughout the rest of the week to find out what would happen in this episode of Riverdale! And it’s safe to say that I was not disappointed. We find out that Nick is actually still alive and is later explained by the anonymous Black Hood that he couldn’t be killed as he is not a real resident of Riverdale. Even if he was, he wouldn’t be missed by any. As for this week’s task given to Betty by the Black Hood (and by this stage it’s almost feeling a weekly uni assessment and the masked figure in all black is that one tutor who we loathe with a passion that delivers only bad news), she is ordered to find out who the ‘Sugarman’ is, the supplier of their notorious drug ‘jingle-jangle’. With all that happened to the Blossom family, you would think by now that the mother and daughter as they …

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 …

Shattered glass

Another film review? Well i did explain in my introductory post that I’m an avid film enthusiast ^_^ As part of our uni task this week, we were assigned to watch the film ‘Shattered Glass’ directed by Billy Ray in 2003. And for once, this was homework that i DID NOT procrastinate and leave to the last minute…i mean how many students can say that watching a movie is considered homework? Anyway, the film follows the true life story (as soon as i see those words i automatically get fired up with excitement. Truth and real life event based stories are so much more fascinating to delve into) of Stephen Glass, a young journalist with more ambition  and creativity he can chew. He is a reporter for the ‘New Republic’; a magazine company renowned for it’s political awareness and credible news sources. However, we find out that something doesn’t really add up with Stephen’s colourful stories that he is producing week out. He is an entertaining story-teller who manages to find the best sources and …

The Imposter

Definitely one of the creepiest documentaries I’ve seen. If you’re interested (like me) in exploring the depths of psychological thrilling, murder mysteries and disturbing real life events, this is for you. I’ve always been enticed by watching documentaries, from cultural documentaries expanding on the lifestyles around the world, to looking at the realm of fashion and beauty to factual news reporting documentaries, I never thought of myself to be the Nancy Drew advocate of criminal documentaries. The Imposter (2012) is a British-American documentary film about the 1997 case of the French confidence trickster Frédéric Bourdin, who impersonated Nicholas Barclay, a Texas boy who disappeared at the age of 13 in 1994. Following the film, the director Bart Layton takes you along in this spine tingling journey through the retelling of the day Nicholas went missing through the stories and recollections of his family. The impersonator, Frederic is also one of the main spokesperson in the film, and his thoughts and sharing are interwoven in this documentary so seamlessly that i often forget that he’s a …