Euphoria (2019) – Sam Levinson – S1 [SPOILERS]

Sam Levinson’s Euphoria follows Zendaya’s Rue Bennett, a teen dealing with drug addiction and mental health disorders (she is diagnosed from an early age with “obsessive compulsive disorder, attention defect disorder, general anxiety disorder and possibly bipolar disorder”). The series starts with Rue coming out of rehab, but it immediately becomes clear that she hasContinue reading “Euphoria (2019) – Sam Levinson – S1 [SPOILERS]”

The Platform (2019) – Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia

The Platform, directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia, with the screenplay by David Desola and Pedro Rivero, is a Spanish film about the class system and the power struggles that come along with it. Set in a prison referred to as the Hole and a “Vertical Self-Management Center”, two prisoners occupy each floor of the structure, theContinue reading “The Platform (2019) – Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia”

Parasite (2019) – Bong Joon Ho

Parasite, the winner of four Oscars in 2020, including Best Picture and Best Director, is an astounding film. Director Bong Joon Ho, alongside Han Jin Won, wrote the screenplay, and they managed to create an innovative and unique concept about family, wealth and society, set in South Korea. Parasite won the Oscar for Best OriginalContinue reading “Parasite (2019) – Bong Joon Ho”

Queen & Slim (2019) – Melina Matsoukas

Melina Matsoukas’ Queen & Slim is an astonishing directorial debut, with an incredible soundtrack and beautiful imagery. The screenplay is by Lena Waithe, from a story by herself and James Frey. The plot follows Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) and Slim (Daniel Kaluuya) as they go on the run after killing a police officer in self-defense. WhatContinue reading “Queen & Slim (2019) – Melina Matsoukas”

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) – Quentin Tarantino

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film (due to his counting Kill Bill vol. 1 and vol. 2 as one film). The talent and charisma of the star-studded cast is prevalent in every scene throughout the film. The film focuses on the friendship between Leonardo DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton and Brad Pitt’sContinue reading “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) – Quentin Tarantino”