Movie review of the Revenant

I wish I could say I walked out of the theatre with a look of wonder in my eyes. With that feeling that the Leo Dicaprio from the Titanic was back. He was a boy I fell in love with about 20 years ago and I haven’t seen him since. Where did he go? I […]

What a year for Alicia Vikander and Oscar Isaac

In a crazy bout of coincidence I went to the pharmacy today and saw Alicia Vikander on the cover of Vogue. I just had to buy it, given that last night, by complete chance, we happened upon her superb performance in Ex-Machina alongside Oscar Isaac, who is one of the newest cast members in Star […]

Best on-screen kiss of all time?

I just watched Far from the Madding Crowd and then I watched the ending about six times, rewinding again and again until I felt full of romance, emotion and joy. It never hurts when the one you love asks you to let them love you. I swooned for Gabriel Oak! This is the movie that […]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I went to see Return of the Jedi and the Empire Strikes Back in the theatre. I remember Luke Skywalker taking an awfully long time to get out of the swamp and looking back perhaps it was because I just wanted more of Han Solo. I remembered have a school girl crush on Han Solo and how […]

Got Tom Cruise fever

So it started a few weeks ago with Top Gun. In fact, I got downright weepy remembering sitting in the theatre when I was about 13 years old with classmates. I think I went and saw it 3 times, the same number as Pretty Woman and Dirty Dancing. The music, the cockiness, the aerial photography, Kelly […]

The sweet surprise of Maleficent

I’ve been wanting to see this one for a while, especially since I saw an interview with Angelina Jolie talking about how fun it was to play this role and be so evil. Jolie is a marvel and in this sweet retelling of Sleeping Beauty, complete with fairies, trolls and dragons, I have to say, […]

Interstellar film gets lost in orbit

You know it’s a bad sign when everyone in the audience fidgets through a film and bolts for the exit as soon as the credits start to roll. Leaving the theatre, I even heard someone say, “that was just too far out.” For almost three hours we watched a cast of Oscar winners try to rescue a […]