Tag: Emily Blunt

Film

A Quiet Place is silent but deadly

Upon hearing that John Krasinski, best known as Jim from the American version of The Office, has written and directed a horror film starring himself and his wife, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it was destined to be a complete and utter disaster. However, A Quiet Place manages to create a suspenseful atmosphere through…

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Review: Sicario

Denis Villeneuve has shown his mantle in the past for injecting gritty thrills with a wonderful aesthetic. Sicario carries on this path, showing the war against drugs through the eyes of an inexperienced FBI agent, giving it the dark edge the director is known for. The story is layered and deep, and you’re constantly questioning…

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Military might and female archetypes scrutinised by Sicario

I needn’t speak for the superlative direction, incredible score and cinematography of Villeneuve’s work – they speak for themselves. What I consider one of Sicario’s greatest strengths, and I think it’s most subtle, is its critique of the military macho-archetype that was honed and popularised in the 80s films. This finds its legacy in films…

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Review: Arthur & Mike

Despite being dotted with moments of cheerfulness, Dante Ariola’s debut about a failed golf-pro and his melancholy travelling companion falls short on the first hole. One can only assume its monotony is the cause of the film’s delayed UK release and rebranding from original title Arthur Newman. Arthur & Mike follows the story of Wallis…