Mental Health and Los Angeles' Homelessness Crisis: Why "Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel" Is One of the Most Important Documentaries on Netflix
Spoiler alert: It may be best to only read on if you have already watched the documentary series. A photo I took of the Cecil Hotel during my visit to California in 2019
How to support independent cinema during the COVID-19 pandemic
1. Buy or rent indie films across streaming platforms Yes, we all love the cinema experience – there’s nothing like the big screen, the crunching of popcorn and feeling connected to a room full of like-minded strangers whilst you immerse yourselves in the story playing in front of you. But watching films from the comfort of your living room can be just as fun, and it is desperately needed with the continued closure of cinemas and theaters.
Oscars 2020: The Highlights
The opening performance by Janelle Monáe Can we just talk about how awesome this was? Janelle Monáe started all 'A Wonderful Day in the Neighbourhood' and then exploded into her own song, with her backing dancers wearing outfits from some of the nominated films and 'Us' by Jordan Peele.
Parasite vs Joker: A comparison of two films that wage war on wealth inequality
There is no doubt that both Joker and Parasite have created a stir in the world of cinema and very much both deserve to take home Best Picture - in my opinion they are both jarring works of art that directly point a bold finger at how people suffer as as a result of wealth inequality, but they accomplish this in different ways. In this article, I will compare Joker and Parasite and demonstrate the similarities and differences between the narrative structures and representations within these two Best Picture nominees.
Sundance 2020 Movies: Dee's 'Ones to Watch'
Dinner in America (US Dramatic Competition, January 24) Source: Sundance What’s it about? This indie comedy follows a punk rock artist and an infatuated fan who decide to go on the run together. It’s directed by Adam Rehmeier and produced by the one and only Ben Stiller.
17 New Indie Films You Need To See in 2020
Jojo Rabbit (January 2020, Fox Searchlight Pictures) Source: Nerdist Directed and produced by Taika Waititi, the director of Thor: Ragnarok and genius behind What We Do in the Shadows, Jojo Rabbit is a satirical depiction of Nazi Germany following a 10-year-old who has Adolf Hitler for an imaginary friend. Starring an honourable cast including Waititi himself, Scarlett Johansson and Sam Rockwell, this tongue-in-cheek comedy is already screening in US cinemas but will have its premiere in the UK and other countries worldwide from January 1st onwards.
Indie Films on Netflix in December 2019
Mid90s (A24) Source: The New York Times That’s right – Jonah Hill’s directorial debut is coming to Netflix next month. Set on the streets of Los Angeles in 1996, the film follows 13-year-old Stevie, who befriends a rebellious skateboarding crew whom he stumbles upon whilst trying to escape his troubled home life. If you love coming-of-age gritty comedies, you’re bound to enjoy this. If you love skateboarding movies, you’ll love it even more.
6 New Indie Horror Films Which Will Make You Scream This Halloween
1. Doctor Sleep (31 October, Intrepid Pictures) Source: Slashfilm The long-awaited follow up to Stephen King's The Shining hits screens on October 31st—the sequel gives us a window through the eyes of an adult Danny Torrance, who reflects on the trauma he experienced as a five year old at the Overlook Hotel. Ewan McGregor plays Danny, who is struggling to find peace of mind and resorts to drinking to drown out the echoes of his disturbed childhood. When he meets someone who shares his extrasensory gift, instead of feeling reassured, Danny is forced to relive the horrors of his past all over again. Doctor Sleep will be screening at UK cinemas from 31 October and US cinemas from 8th November—head down and find yourself chanting "Redrum" all over again.