All posts tagged: film

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 …

Instagram Poems + Fake Friends

She had blue skin,  and so did he,  He kept it hid, and so did she,  They searched for blue, Their whole life through, Then passed right by- And never knew. This was a poem I read earlier today on Instagram (@emmamercury) and it stuck with me all day. It made me remember all those times when I would put on a ‘mask’ in front of people in a hopeless attempt to get them to like me more, thinking that they would be impressed or that I would become more popular, likeable and even beautiful. Now that I am 20, I’ve learnt a lot about myself and although I still have much much more to learn from, I feel that the me one, five and ten years ago was completely different than the person who I am today. So I’ve compiled a list of 7 things (to keep it short and sweet) of things that I have learnt over the brief period of years. Hope you enjoy xx You can’t get everyone to like you… and that’s …

Obsessed

The last time I scrabbled a film review on my blog was probably mid last year and since I am still in holiday mode, I have no excuse in impeding a film review blog post as the majority of my sweltering summer nights are consumed with me laying sprawled on my couch under the air con immersed in a film or documentary. One that comes into my mind that I watched last night in fact is psychological thriller ‘Obsessed’. This film actually was recommended by my dad during a conversation we had on the topic of love and divorce in todays society and, after reading the synopsis and finding that Beyonce was in this film, I hastily made my way to Megashare to begin viewing. The film opens to an idyllic scene of a perfect couple Derek Charles (Ibris Elba) and Sharon (Beyonce) moving into a comfortable home with their toddler. Fuzzy music gushing with romance and love play serenely in the background as the young family stare adoringly into each others eyes and mutter assuringly …

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 …