Room (2015)

Room is a fantastic, heartbreaking film, anchored by two incredible performances by Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay. Note that this review contains spoilers. So much of the film was perfect, that I’ll just get my grievances out of the way first. The score was too on-the-nose and emotive; often actually distracting me from what was…

The Assassin (2015)

The Assassin is a very beautiful and visually interesting film. Even if it wasn’t shot in such a fascinating way, the sheer beauty of the landscapes would make for a gorgeous film. However, visuals aside, I failed to really connect with the film. It’s heard it was slow (“glacially paced” as I heard it), which…

The Danish Girl (2015)

The Danish Girl is a good, but not great, film. The cast soars, but the film never quite fully comes together, with the script, direction, and pacing leaving something to be desired. Redmayne and Vikander are both bloody fantastic actors, and do great work here. I think Vikander shines the brightest, but Redmayne had a…