Review: Dope

Several weeks ago a film by the name of ‘Dope’ came to my attention due to the ever-socially active actress, Zoë Kravitz, and her copious posts promoting it on Instagram. The vibrant images she was posting immediately caught my attention due to the vivid colours and throwback fashion: The characters of this film embrace 90s to the core. Last night, I finally had the pleasure of watching the film and I must say I was even more enraptured than anticipated.

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The Top 10 Coming of Age Films According to No One of Relevance

As a self-confessed film geek, I tend to pride myself on my film knowledge, however there’s a question I often struggle with: “What kind of films do you like?” Despite my love for the pictures, I’m also admittedly useless when it comes to genres. All my favourite films seem to cover an array of genres, so simply describing them as a “romance” or “tragedy” doesn’t seem to suffice. A question I handle slightly better is that regarding my favourite film; I could reel, (excuse the pun), off a list of what feels like a million and one films that I consider to be my favourite at one time or another. Despite all these films having totally varying storylines and characters, they do seem to have enough in common to consider them “coming of age” films, or what I’d consider perfect for that teen angst phase which I know so well. Anyway, I’ve decided to compile a list of my top 10 absolute must see, changed my life, can’t live without films that fall into this category…

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Why Birdman?

Not long ago if someone mentioned the film ‘Birdman’ to me I would have shown a great amount of enthusiasm. However perhaps that’s because I hadn’t yet seen it. Prior to viewing the widely publicised picture I had high hopes due to the cast consisting of Ed Norton and Emma Stone, (a couple of my favourite actors.) Unfortunately I was left disappointed.

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BAFTA 2015: Yet another disappointment…

Firstly may I begin by noting that I was not, I repeat not, disappointed with the presentation of the BAFTAs. As I seem to have acquired a mild obsession with the wonderful Stephen Fry, it would be hard to be left unsatisfied with that aspect – despite his poor attempt at an impression of Stephen Hawking which mustered up a few uncomfortable laughs. I was also thoroughly pleased to see Linklater and co awarded for the 12-year accomplishment that is Boyhood.

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