Wes Anderson Movies: Ranked

Wes Anderson is one of my favourite directors. Why? He seems to have an eye for symmetry and balance. His talents are not only shown through his visually captivating sets, but also textually, through his humorous and quasi-absurd scripts. He creates pretty little nostalgic worlds and tells the stories of lovable, yet flawed characters. His… Continue reading Wes Anderson Movies: Ranked

In Theatres: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Yorgos Lanthimos strikes again! His brilliant new feature The Killing of a Sacred Deer was as disturbing as it was intriguing. Lanthimos seems to have the strange power to draw the life and soul out of any human he depicts on the screen--especially when they are placed in extremely agonizing circumstances. It becomes quite hard for… Continue reading In Theatres: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

In Theatres: The Lobster

The Lobster―an original masterpiece! There is a profound truth that lies within its vision, style, concept and language. It is layered, surreal, comical and visually pleasing. Lanthimos' world looks and sounds like ours, but is different (as if it was a suspended reality, close to our own, but far away at the same time). The absurdities present in… Continue reading In Theatres: The Lobster

In Theatres: The Square

Winner of the 2017 Palme D'Or, The Square assembles a great deal of satirical storylines all revolving around Christian—an art curator of a famous modern art museum in Stockholm. The Swedish film is a bit absurd, introspective and  very pleasing to the eye. The production design and cinematography are neat and elegant, making the picture exquisite.… Continue reading In Theatres: The Square

The Best Movies for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is perfect for spending some time at home (away from the hastiness of city-life) in the company of family, friends and loved ones. Flâneurs need to rest too...And just as you, the weekly GOINGS ON  are on vacation until the week of January 1st! Instead, a list of our favourite films to… Continue reading The Best Movies for the Holiday Season

In Theatres: The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin: a brilliant comical twist on the events following Stalin's death in 1953—an era filled with underhanded politics. A struggle for power ensues between the members of the Soviet committee after the Vozhd passes away (in his own, ehem, fluids). Iannucci succeeds in crafting an incredibly clever, witty and hysterical script—and most… Continue reading In Theatres: The Death of Stalin

In Theatres: Murder on the Orient Express

Hurrah! Hercule Poirot has revived! He has sprung back to life thanks to the multitalented Kenneth Branagh! The previous film starring Poirot debuted in 1989 (End House Mystery)... it was a matter of time before a modernized Agatha Christie mystery returned to the big screen. Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express, tackling this revival, was delightful to the eye, but lacked… Continue reading In Theatres: Murder on the Orient Express