Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind (2004) – Michel Gondry {SPOILERS}

Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry, is an inventive, trippy, kinetic, psychological deep dive into moments past. It deals with love and memories in a unique and immersive way. The premise of having a procedure to remove someone from your memories feels like a timeless request,Continue reading “Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind (2004) – Michel Gondry {SPOILERS}”

Hot Summer Nights (2017) – Elijah Bynum

Hot Summer Nights written and directed by Elijah Bynum, is his directorial debut: his script appeared on the Black List in 2013, a survey of the most liked unproduced screenplays of that year. The film is a coming-of-age story that follows Daniel Middleton (Timothée Chalamet) as he is sent to Cape Cod, Massachusetts by hisContinue reading “Hot Summer Nights (2017) – Elijah Bynum”

Lost in Translation (2003) – Sofia Coppola

Lost in Translation, written and directed by Sofia Coppola, is a tender portrait of loneliness, culture shock and friendship. The film, starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, was nominated for numerous awards when it came out in 2003, with both actors winning BAFTAs for their performances. Billy Murray plays Bob Harris, an actor that yearnsContinue reading “Lost in Translation (2003) – Sofia Coppola”

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”

Her (2013) – Spike Jonze

Her written and directed by Spike Jonze, sees Joaquin Phoenix’s character Theodore, build a relationship with an operating system named Samantha (voice by Scarlett Johansson). The film also stars Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Chris Pratt and Olivia Wilde. But it is wholly centered on Theodore’s character and the intimacy that builds between him and Samantha,Continue reading “Her (2013) – Spike Jonze”

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) – Barry Jenkins

If Beale Street Could Talk is Barry Jenkins following film after Moonlight (the Best Picture winner in 2017 at the Academy Awards). If Beale Street Could Talk is moving, visually stunning and explores innocent love and intimacy. Based on the James Baldwin novel of the same name, the love story at its core is surrounded byContinue reading “If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) – Barry Jenkins”

Love, Simon (2018) – Greg Berlanti

Love, Simon is a film directed by Greg Berlanti, based on the book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (2015) by Becky Albertalli. It is by the same producers that made The Fault in Our Stars (2014), which is apparent from its tone. Love, Simon starring Nick Robinson as the lead character, is a sweetContinue reading “Love, Simon (2018) – Greg Berlanti”