The Truman Show (1998) – Peter Weir {SPOILERS}

The Truman Show written by Andrew Niccol and directed by Peter Weir, criticises society and the ways in which we consume media. Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) has been the star of an elaborate TV show and has lived inside a set his entire life, but has no idea that everyone in his life is anContinue reading “The Truman Show (1998) – Peter Weir {SPOILERS}”

Three Colours: Blue (1993) – Krzysztof Kieślowski

What a gorgeous film. Wow. Every scene felt like a piece of art. Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours: Blue is the first of the trilogy, which also comprises of White and Red, the second and third respectively. Set in France, the lead Julie de Courcy (Juliette Binoche) loses her husband Patrice and daughter Anna in aContinue reading “Three Colours: Blue (1993) – Krzysztof Kieślowski”

Fight Club (1999) – David Fincher

David Fincher’s Fight Club, adapted by Jim Uhls from the 1996 Chuck Palahniuk novel of the same name, is a divisive 90s cult classic. While the film was not an initial success at the box office, it thrived on DVD sales, and memorable phrases like, “the first rule of Fight Club is don’t talk aboutContinue reading “Fight Club (1999) – David Fincher”

Fargo (1996) – Coen brothers

Fargo, directed by Joel Coen and written by both him and his brother Ethan, is another gripping film in their portfolio, as is evident in their winning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1997. Not only is the script phenomenal, but the acting is amazing. Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi andContinue reading “Fargo (1996) – Coen brothers”

Reservoir Dogs (1992) – Quentin Tarantino

Reservoir Dogs was Quentin Tarantino’s directorial debut and key aspects in the film are tropes that run throughout his filmography. Music and the soundtracks for his films are key components that give them their character, and the songs in Reservoir Dogs are no exception. While the opening of the film felt slow, with muffled conversations,Continue reading “Reservoir Dogs (1992) – Quentin Tarantino”