Buried (2010)

Buried, 2010, Spain/US, 95 mins. Directed by Rodrigo Cortés. CONTEXT Here’s something I think about when I’m having one of my less cheerful days – why would anything good ever happen? On the basis of events past, present and predictable, why would it? I mean, look at the mounting evidence: Exhibit A. 2016, all of it […]

A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)

A Street Cat Named Bob, 2016, UK, 103 mins. Directed by Roger Spottiswoode. CONTEXT My Korean friend suggested we see this: British friend + British movie = yes! She also really likes cats, so everybody wins. I knew little going in, other than it sounded like a good comfy tonic to the unhealthy string of […]

Panic Room (2002)

Panic Room, 2002, US, 113 mins. Directed by David Fincher. CONTEXT Here’s how I watch films these days. I check my backlog of recommendations from friends, reviews and long-ignored required university course viewings and pick something from a genre I’m in the mood for. Rather than continue working my way through the list, I start […]

Se7en (1995)

Se7en, 1995, US, 127 mins. Directed by David Fincher. CONTEXT I like to precede my reviews with a little grounding of where my head was at when I went into it. Opinions can’t entirely be divorced from the circumstances in which they were made, just like how no art exists in a vacuum – just […]