Over the past few months, a film that I had been really intrigued to watch had been the new David Cronenberg film, Maps to the Stars. The trailers made it look like a really intriguing pitch black satire on Hollywood and after Julianne Moore won Best Actress at Cannes my interest grew as Moore is one of my favourite actresses. After watching the film, I can say that, whilst it is a very interesting and very darkly comic film, it doesn't fully work.
13 September 2014
Sometimes you get a film that comes out of nowhere and ends up being one of the best films of the year, Pride is one of those films. This is a film I only heard about a few weeks ago but is probably one of the most important, funny, heartwarming and hopeful films that has been released this year and a great show of the power of solidarity (which is brilliantly summed up by Owen Jones in his article in The Guardian).