La La Land-Cynicism & Joy in the Modern Musical

Despite reports to the contrary, the cinematic musical never truly died. Even looking past the obvious examples of the yearly Disney instalment, we can see examples from recent years like Les Misérables, Rock of Ages, Annie, and of course, Mamma Mia. Cinema will always have an unbreakable bond with the love of song and dance, but there really hasn't been an attempt … Continue reading La La Land-Cynicism & Joy in the Modern Musical

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Silence – Scorsese’s Tortuous Epic

It is not very often that one encounters a film that is such hard work. Scorsese's passion project Silence takes us on an excruciating journey of questioned faith and personal uncertainty, a path that leads our characters and the audience to find anything but clear answers. Does the title 'Silence' refer to the tortuous silence of God … Continue reading Silence – Scorsese’s Tortuous Epic