Year: 2023 Runtime: 130 minutes Director/Writer: Frances O’Connor Actors: Emma Mackey, Fionn Whitehead, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Alexandra Dowling, Adrian Dunbar By Tom Moore The directorial debut of actress Frances O’Connor, who some might recognize from films like “A.I.: Artificial Intelligence”(2001) and “Bedazzled”(2000), acts as a great character study taking inspiration from one of the most prolific female writers of all-time. “Emily” follows a young Emily Bronte … Continue reading Film Review: Emily (2023)
Year: 2022 Runtime: 117 Minutes Director: Emma Holly Jones Writer: Suzanne Allain (based on the book by) (screenplay by) Stars: Freida Pinto, Sope Dirisu, Zawe Ashton, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Theo James By Tom Moore Emma Holly Jones’ feature directorial debut, an adaptation of Suzanne Allain’s 2009 self-published novel “Mr. Malcolm’s List”, is an instantly likeable period dramedy romance in the spirit of Jane Austen. The film … Continue reading Film Review: Mr. Malcolm’s List
Phew! We’ve finally reached numbers 5 through 1. We hope you like our picks and maybe seek out the films that you haven’t yet seen. You can find numbers 15-11 here and numbers 10-6 here. Please let us know which films make your top 15 list and what films are you looking forward to catching later this year! A massive thank you to all the ITOL writers who contributed and voted. Here’s hoping the rest of 2020 won’t be so eventful! Continue reading ITOL Top 15 Films of 2020 (So Far), Numbers 5-1
The question I am you all have on your minds is: what’s the point? Why bother attempting to remake a classic film, based on a century-old novel? I scratched my head the moment I heard Leigh Whannell (screenwriter of “Saw” and Insidious”) was attached to pen the screenplay and direct. Given the recent trend of ‘woke’ films bombing–and the decision to shift the focus away from the invisible man himself–I couldn’t help but be baffled by how anyone thought this project was a worthwhile idea.
Now that I’ve seen it, I am horrified about just how current it feels. Universal clearly wasn’t interested in re-hashing old scare tactics and merely re-presenting an old tale with updated CGI. This iteration is one designed to deliberately carve out a new domain of horror on screen; it has brought to screen a reality that has existed for many people throughout time—a reality that has never been accessed on film before, especially with this much tangibility. Continue reading Review: The Invisible Man