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Movie Monday: The Graduate

Having recently moved back home after graduating from University, the themes articulated in Mike Nichols’ 1967 sophomore feature The Graduate are beginning to seem horrendously pertinent. Not in a I’m-going-to-break-up-a-wedding-to-the-tune-of-Simon-and-Garfunkel type of way; more in the nuances of Dustin Hoffman’s performance, an incredibly visionary piece of acting that still resonates to this day, from one […]Read More

Movie Monday: When Harry Met Sally

“I have decided that, for the rest of the day, we are going to talk like this” Billy Crystal says in a incomprehensible accent to Meg Ryan, about halfway through When Harry Met Sally. As he ad-libs, Meg Ryan laughs and looks to her right at director Rob Reiner. Out of frame, he silently prompts […]Read More

Movie Monday: Trainspotting

Ahhh, Scotland. Home to rolling hills, colourful cities and stunning landscapes, it’s a fine example of what it means to be privileged with the great outdoors. But not for everyone. Meet Renton (Ewan McGregor), SickBoy (Jonny Lee Miller), Spud (Ewan Bremner), Tommy (Kevin McKidd) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) – Scotland’s most helpless, volatile and drug-dependent […]Read More

Movie Monday: Pulp Fiction

Considered to be Quentin Tarintino’s finest film to date, Pulp Fiction has since become an international cult favourite that still dominates the cinematic landscape to this day.  Deliciously noir and darkly entertaining, the film chronicles the effects of living the high-life; peppered with drugs, alcohol, gambling and the odd foot massage.  “I want to do […]Read More

Movie Monday: The History Boys

A deliciously British comedy-drama is the perfect recipe for a feel-good film. Mix in eight hopeful Oxbridge adolescents, three teachers and one school that is determined to see their history department become famous for admitting some of Yorkshire’s cleverest minds into the realms of Oxford and Cambridge.  “Mr. Hector’s stuff’s not meant for the exam, […]Read More

Movie Monday: Withnail and I

Withnail and I, stunningly British in every way and an iconic representation of the lives of two struggling actors, desperate for their big break. Set in Camden Town in 1969, Withnail (Richard E Grant) and ‘I’ (Paul McGann), a pair of substance abusing actors who are keen to escape the horrors of their squalid flat and […]Read More

Movie Monday: Alien

Starring:  Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt Synopsis: After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form, and soon realise that its life cycle has merely begun. Alongside Star Wars and The Godfather, Alien is one […]Read More

Movie Monday: Don’t Breathe

Starring: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette Summary: After a group of teenage thieves found out an old blind man is sitting on a pot of gold, they decide to break into his house for an easy reward. However, the tables turn and this blind man is not as helpless as they thought. When most modern […]Read More

Movie Monday: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Starring: Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Samuel L.Jackson, Scarlett Johansson Synopsis: After the events in New York with his fellow Avengers, Steve Rogers/Captain America lives in the nation’s capital as he tries to adjust to modern times. An attack on a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague throws Rogers into a web of intrigue that places the country. With […]Read More

Movie Monday: Her

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson and Amy Adams. Synopsis: Set in a futuristic Los Angeles, Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) a lonely card writer, is reluctant to face the final stages of his divorce, and as a result, finds refuge by playing video games in order to suppress the reality that he is unable to face. […]Read More

Movie Monday: Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road wasn’t a film that I would have typically watched at the age of 13 when it was released. However, I had an undying love for Leonardo DiCaprio at the time and profusely pleaded with my mother to allow me to go see it. Of course at the time, I didn’t even know what […]Read More

Movie Monday: While We’re Young

Starring: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried Summary: Josh (Stiller) and Cornelia (Watts) are a married couple who both seem to have hit a mid life crisis, unable to find fun or even meaning to their lives they come across a young married hipster couple, Jamie (Driver) and Darby (Sayfried) who start to […]Read More

Movie Monday: Pride

Starring: Ben Schnetzer, Joseph Gilgun, Faye Marsay, George MacKay, Bill Nighy, Imelda Stauton, Paddy Considine Summary: It’s 1984, and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), led by Arthur Scargill, has called a strike against the British Government. The approach Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher took towards the miners was hard-line and ultimately unfair before and during […]Read More

Movie Monday: Road To Paloma

Starring: Jason Momoa, Lisa Bonet, Timothy V.Murphy Synopsis: After avenging his mother by brutally murdering her rapist, Robert Wolf (mostly known as just ‘Wolf’) is on the run from the FBI lead by a stone hard agent called Williams, however after six months Wolf has made it his personal mission to travel across the west […]Read More

Movie Monday: Heathers

Starring: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Kim Walker and Lisanne Falk Synopsis: This 1988 black comedy follows the maniacal plot of two teenage lovers, as they try to rid themselves of their most popular and ostentatious classmates. Veronica Sawyer (Ryder) is increasingly put-out by the cruel and self-absorbed antics of the Heathers – a […]Read More