Lord of the Flies (1954) by William Golding

This book was one of those classics I just never seemed to have got around to reading. Very glad I did so today. While I wouldn’t call it a masterpiece, it definitely is an excellent book; a fascinating and effective delve into the human psyche, a well-told story illustrating the conflict in both human society…

Carol (2015)

I loved this film. I loved the colour palette; the kind of noir-ish muted look really worked for me. I like how it avoided the kind of “oh those were the days!” brightness we often get in 50s films, and how it was more of a realistic look. It also reinforced the ennui of the…

Beasts of No Nation (2015)

I wanted to love Beasts of No Nation. I really did. I adored Fukunaga’s direction in True Detective, I’m a big fan of Idris Elba, and I find the subject matter of the film harrowing. I was primed to love this film. But for me, it just didn’t deliver. The visuals are by far the…