LFF: Jake Gyllenhaal Screen Talk

I was fortunate enough to get a ticket to Jake Gyllenhaal’s Screen Talk at the London Film Festival. It was a really insightful talk that covered the span of Gyllenhaal’s career, with interviewer Edith Bowman picking out interesting moments to hone in on, and asking thoughtful questions. The stage set up– two chairs around a…

What Ever Happened to the Rom-Com?

Just when we thought the rom-com had edged its way from endangered to extinct, The Big Sick has come along and proved that they still exist (and can still be invigorated with fresh perspective). However, this is a huge exception. It isn’t even that we don’t get really good rom coms anymore – there have…

Going in Cold

A film only gets one chance to make a first impression on you. You’ll never be able to watch it again without knowing everything that is going to happen, so why not know as little as you can before even your first viewing? Going in cold is the idea of going to watch a film…

Is It Worth It? The Cinema

So, with Dunkirk opening next week, a film that no doubt will need to be see on the biggest screen possible, I thought I’d talk about the debate of going out to the cinema. Sadly, the world of cinema has seen a decrease in its ticket sales over the past several years. For too many…

Why ‘Wonder Woman”s Success is So Important

Wonder Woman has been both critically acclaimed and been smashing box office records. This success means so much more than it would for just any other superhero film, or any big budget release for that matter. As the first female superhero film (of this modern era), and the highest grossing film by a female director,…