Analysing ‘Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom’ (1975) – Film Review

Unanimously deemed one of the most controversial films ever made by all those who see it. Pier Paolo Pasolini delves into the abject abscesses of human spirit in his adaptation of Marquis de Sade’s 18th century novel.

Continue reading


‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ vs ‘Goodfellas’ vs ‘Casino’ – Scorsese’s American Dream

Film Fall Preview

18 years after ‘Casino’, his thematic sequel to the 1990 gangster epic ‘Goodfellas’, director Martin Scorsese delivers the third chapter of his (unofficial) crime trilogy, introducing a brand new breed of gangster, a New York stockbroker in the pursuit of wealth and power – Jordan Belfort, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’. Similarly to protagonists Henry Hill of ‘Goodfellas’ and Sam ‘Ace’ Rothstein of ‘Casino’, Belfort is one of Scorsese’s tragic opportunists misguided in their search of the American Dream. MIGHT CONTAIN SPOILERS

Continue reading

Analysing ‘American Psycho’ – Book vs Film Review

american psycho

Bret Easton Ellis’ controversial postmodern gothic novel and director Mary Harron’s film adaptation, the story of ‘American Psycho’ is set in the Wall Street boom of the Reagan 80s, describing modern consumerism and human aimlessness through the narration of psychopath Patrick Bateman. MIGHT CONTAIN SPOILERS

Continue reading

Analysing ‘Only God Forgives’ (2013) – Film Review


Two years after the commercial success of his 2011 neo-noir ‘Drive’ Nicolas Winding Refn takes a step back from narrative storytelling and cinema as entertainment to deliver a surrealist piece of art about crime, punishment and the search for God, misunderstood and underrated by mainstream audience. MIGHT CONTAIN SPOILERS

Continue reading

Analysing ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’ (2013) – Film Review


Abdellatif Kechiche Tunisian-French director’s Palme d’Or winning 2013 film ‘La vie d’Adèle’ happens to be a successful attempt to talk honestly about the subject that tends to be most lied about in the history of cinema – love. MIGHT CONTAIN SPOILERS

Continue reading

Analysing ‘A Separation’ (2011) – Film Review


Asghar Farhadi’s 2011 Academy Award-winning fifth feature film tells the multilayered tale of a family disintegration presenting contrasts and conflicts of gender, class and religion, combining classic Iranian domestic cinema and neorealism with a courtroom drama. MIGHT CONTAIN SPOILERS

Continue reading