Room

Room

There are certain films that leave you mulling for days and I’ve got a strong feeling that Room will be one of those. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson and adapted from Emma Donoghue’s 2010 novel of the same name it stars Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay. That’s all I want to tell you apart from encouraging you to seek it out. It’s an affecting film, a masterclass in direction and writing and superbly acted by both leads.

The Square

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There are so many quality documentaries being made these days and I came across ‘The Square’ last week when browsing Netflix. The film covers the ongoing rollercoaster that is The Egyptian Revolution. Through the news, we have only got a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march. At the beginning of July 2013, Egypt witnessed the second president deposed within the space of three years.

The film follows the inspirational story of young people claiming their rights, struggling through multiple forces, in the fight to create a society of conscience. One thing that struck me was the feeling that a secular society was viewed, by the majority of the young people featured, to be crucial for the future of the country. With the latest news of the death penalty verdicts for 683 people in a mass trial, it’s clear that Egypt is in a state of upheaval that could go on for many years.

Three Flavours Cornetto

Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, The Lord of the Rings. They’re excellent trilogies of my generation and are joined by The Cornetto Trilogy which encompasses Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End. Directed by Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and an array of brilliant character actors, the video above provides a master cut of the 3 movies. Note: there be spoilers.

BUSK

BUSK is a short, social issues and subcultural music documentary, following five musicians as they busk in the arteries of the NYC subway system. It’s a brilliant insight into why they perform there and the challenges they face in doing so. Well worth a watch.