Review: A Ghost Story

Director: David Lowery Stars: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Will Oldham There are five minutes in David Lowery's A Ghost Story in which you watch Rooney Mara sit on the floor eating a pie, crying. That's all that you're watching. It's just Rooney Mara sitting on the floor, eating a pie and crying. For about five minutes. … Continue reading Review: A Ghost Story

Review: Love (2015)

Oh man, it is good to be able to write one of these on a laptop again. Everything posted since the Crimson Peak review has been done on a Sony Xperia phone. Up to the job, patience permitting, but I've banked a whole load of finger cramping in the process. Anyway, on to the matter at … Continue reading Review: Love (2015)

Review: Her

Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) is recently separated from his wife of several years, Catherine (Rooney Mara). They grew up together, and, as flashbacks suggest, were very much soul mates. But things changed and now Theodore is alone. He is a sensitive, introverted man. He works for a website writing personal letters for people who don't … Continue reading Review: Her

Review: Blue Is The Warmest Colour

Abdellatif Kechiche's film, winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes this year and general powerhouse of praise, is about love. Big deal, right? So many films are about love, aren't they? No. By comparison most films present us a shiny, glossy, A4-page advertisement for love, with the edges softened using Photoshop, the subjects framed awkwardly … Continue reading Review: Blue Is The Warmest Colour