The Matrix

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The Matrix 1999 Directed by the Wachowskis Quick synopsis… A computer hacker searches for the truth behind the mysterious force known as the Matrix. He discovers that what most people perceive as reality is actually a simulation created by machines and joins a rebellion to break free. Paul just watched this one for the first […]

My Favorite Movies #5 – The Matrix
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K-Drama review – Black (2017)

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Hello everyone! I am back with another edition of The Couch Potato as we dig deeper into TV series! And this time it’s one that I couldn’t wait any longer to publish which is on this drama called Black. As always with my Couch Potato series this post would be a preview post on what […]

The Couch Potato – K-Drama review – Black (2017)
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Lovecraft Country (2020)

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HBO’s new headliner Lovecraft Country is packed with artistry, absurdity, and a twisted sense of reality. The cinematography is breathtaking, and the set design is excellent. The story crafts a dense world of its own—you can’t deny that it is well-done. Essentially, the show plays like a slightly watered-down Jordan Peele film. The sci-fi elements […]

Lovecraft Country (2020)
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The Haunting of Bly Manor

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Unsurprisingly, Netflix has all sorts of Halloween treats for the month of October. The Haunting of Bly Manor, though, which drops on October 9th, and is based on the classic horror novella, The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James, is one offering I’m eagerly looking forward to, especially after seeing this trailer.  

The Haunting of Bly Manor

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The Endless Trench (La Trinchera Infinita)

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Franco’nun başında olduğu milliyetçi tarafın zaferiyle sonuçlanacak  İspanya İç Savaşı’nın en harlı olduğu dönemlerde, cumhuriyetçi Higinio’nun tarafındayız. Karanlık, ülkenin üstüne çökmüş; rejime karşı geldikleri için ivedilikle cezalandırılan insanların ölümden kaçma mücadelelerinin içinde buluyoruz kendimizi. Karşımızda, o dönemin ruh halini yansıtacak, temposu ve süresiyle de bizi bir hayli zorlayacak bir savaş filmi olduğunu düşünüyoruz. Ama işler […]

The Endless Trench (La Trinchera Infinita)
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Pedro Almodóvar / Todo Sobre Mi Madre (Annem Hakkında Her Şey) / 1999

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Kadınlara adanmış jönsüz bir film. Manuela’nın oğlu Esteban bir kazada hayatını kaybeder. Esteban babasını hiç tanımamıştır ve Manuela aslında travesti olan babayı bulup ona bir oğlunun olduğunu ve öldüğünü söylemek için Barcelona’ya gider. Barcelona’da Manuela’nın oğlundan önce yaşadığı hayattan ve varoluşundan izler keşfederiz. Yeni ve beklenmedik dostluklar kurar. Karşılaşmalar… Filmdeki kadınlar toplum normlarına göre sıradışıdır. […]

Pedro Almodóvar / Todo Sobre Mi Madre (Annem Hakkında Her Şey) / 1999
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VIFF Dailies

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Every day during this year’s festival, we’ll be offering you some supplemental reading (and the odd visual aid) in order to better inform your future viewing or appreciation of work you’ve already seen. The restoration of Dennis Hopper’s Out of the Blue hits our VIFF Connect streaming platform today, commemorating the film’s 40th anniversary and […]

VIFF Dailies – Sep 27, 2020
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Wednesday Western

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Not a movie today, but a TV series and equally as good. We recently watched Godless (2017) a one off series on Netflix consisting of 7 brilliant episodes and no second series, so a nice one to just enjoy with a beginning a middle and an end. The plot: (No spoilers as this one is […]

Wednesday Western 9/09/2020
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Finding The Moral Of The Story | Enola Holmes

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Eleven grew into a beautiful lady. If you’re a fan of the series Stranger Things, you probably know who Millie Bobby Brown is. I see Millie Bobby Brown as part of this new generation of great actors, her acting in Stranger Things was such a stand out performance, acting with little dialogue and mostly only […]

Finding The Moral Of The Story | Enola Holmes
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The Devil All the Time (2020)

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Director: Antonio Campos Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller Runtime: 138 Minutes Main Cast: Tom Holland, Bill Skarsgard, Riley Keough, Robert Pattinson, Haley Bennett, Harry Melling, Eliza Scanlen, Mia Wasikowska, Sebastian Stan, Jason Clarke, Douglas Hodge Plot: Set in a town called Knockemstiff in Ohio,  the story revolves around Arvin (Tom Holland), orphaned at a young age […]

The Devil All the Time (2020)
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Film Review – Election (1999)

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Title – Election (1999) Director – Alexander Payne (Nebraska) Cast – Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell, Delaney Driscoll Plot – Quietly spoken high school teacher Jim McAllister (Broderick) gets caught up in a fiesty school election featuring high achiever Tracy Flick (Witherspoon), football jock Paul Metzler (Klein) and his younger sister Tammy […]

Film Review – Election (1999)
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“Snowpiercer” Review

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Snowpiercer (2013) “Eternal order is prescribed by the sacred engine: all things flow from the sacred engine, all things in their place, all passengers in their section, all water flowing, all heat rising, pays homage to the sacred engine, in its own particular preordained position”. “A blockbuster production with a devilishly unpredictable plot”, says character Wilford in Snowpiercer. That is what this film, directed by Bong Joon-ho (Parasite) and based […]

“Snowpiercer” Review
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“I’m Thinking of Ending Things” Review

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I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Charlie Kaufman’s newest film is a psychological drama with elements of “magical realism”. In the story, one young woman (Jessie Buckley) travels in a snowstorm with her boyfriend Jake (Jesse Plemons) to meet his parents in their farmhouse. She is one eccentric and “artsy” person who is unsure of her […]

“I’m Thinking of Ending Things” Review
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The Umbrella Academy Season 2

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Hello everyone! Welcome to yet another TV Tuesday! This week I’m going to be talking all about season two of The Umbrella Academy.

Let’s Talk About… The Umbrella Academy Season Two
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The Next Movie List – Decision Made

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Well… I was originally planning to post my thoughts on my number five movie: The Matrix. But plans change. Honestly, I just haven’t had enough time to watch it and put down some thoughts while watching. So this is a fill in post so I can properly watch the movie for next Monday. If you […]

The Next Movie List – Decision Made
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Korean Movie Review: #Alive

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I love zombie movies, and I’m also a massive fan of Korean movies/dramas, so when the two are combined into one film, you know I have to watch it. #Alive (#살아있다 in Korean, pronounced “Salaissda,” meaning “live”) is a 2020 Korean movie following a young man stuck in his apartment when a zombie apocalypse begins. […]

Korean Movie Review: #Alive (new Train to Busan?)
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MY ZOE (2019): New Trailer From Julie Delpy, Daniel Brühl, Richard Armitage, Gemma Arterton…

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Written/directed by and starring Julie Delpy; My Zoe is a new drama about a divorced mother who’s trying to protect her daughter following an unexpected tragedy. Gemma Arterton, Daniel Brühl, and Richard Armitage are among the key cast. Cloning appears to be the subject so I’m definitely in. Especially as I often wonder whether cloning […]

MY ZOE (2019): New Trailer From Julie Delpy, Daniel Brühl, Richard Armitage, Gemma Arterton…
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THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME (2020)

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The Devil All the Time, director Antonio Campos’s drama/thriller about sinister characters in postwar Southern Ohio is a film I found adequately entertaining. Tom Holland’s performance as Arvin, a young man devoted to protecting those he loves in a place teeming with corruption and brutality is one of the film’s highlights. Bill Skarsgård’s performance earlier […]

THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME (2020): The Things I Liked…
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Review: The Social Dilemma

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The Social Dilemma, directed by Jeff Orlowski, is a movie that features several former social media employees as whistleblowers, as well as some researchers and activists, who denounce the deliberate unethical tactics employed by tech companies aiming to keep users engaged on the platforms and thus maximize profit. After insistently being recommended by Netflix for […]

Review: The Social Dilemma
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My Favorite Book Adaptations

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It’s no secret that the book is *almost always* better than the movie. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some really good adaptations! Today I wanted to share a few of my favorites! We’re going to talk about both movies and tv shows, so buckle up and let’s get into it! Disclaimer– these are […]

My Favorite Book Adaptations
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