Review

“Sauvage”: The Humanity of Urban Animals

With his charismatic and resilient performance, Félix Mauritaud proves to be perfect casting in this documentary-style study of gay prostitution in France. Director Camille Vidal-Naquet’s carefully created film channels an abundance of heart and harsh reality. The attempts to achieve…

Five Podcasts You Should Listen To

A beginner’s guide to the world of podcasts. I’ve replaced my Netflix addiction with a Podcast addiction. And it’s bad. The weekends – once filled with joy – are now grey. Podcasters take their breaks, and I’m left with Podcast…

Thank you Ariana, for “thank u, next”

Ariana Grande’s rapid rise was unexpected; rarely does a Disney Channel or Nickelodeon child star shrug off their slapstick history and climb to such heights of popularity. With her high pony in tow, Grande released her fifth studio album and…

Lady Gaga’s 100 Dresses in a Room

Not interested in cinema or the Oscars? That’s fine. Here’s your alternative guide that tracks Lady Gaga’s fashion through the awards season. Mother Monster went fierce this season, hoping gown after elegant gown would help her make a serious impression…

The Beaver’s Guide to the Oscars

Welcome to The Beaver’s guide to The Academy Awards. Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s biggest Oscar hopefuls. I shall be live tweeting my reactions to the mess. Catch me @RahulReviews. Roma – 10 nominations Cuaròn is…

We Need More Nights of “Twelfth Night”

Shipwrecked twins parted at sea. A duke scorned by the woman he pursues. A young woman in disguise, unable to profess her love for her master. A motley backdrop of drunk knights, a stern steward, a devious maid and a…

“The Marvelous Mrs Maisel” Dazzles A Second Time

Having stacked up eight Emmys, three Golden Globes and five Critics’ Choice Awards, it’s frustrating that people still need to be convinced to watch The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. But here I go again, doing my bit for humanity by promoting…

“The Mule” – An elderly Clint Eastwood carries this tale of regret and redemption

Much like Clint Eastwood’s directing career, the script of his thirty-seventh film, The Mule, takes delightfully unexpected turns. Every time it appears to have settled into a predictable routine, something quite unforeseen happens, like a swerve in the road which…

Oscar nominee Hirokazu Koreeda is bringing Dickens to 2019. We need it.

Hirokazu Koreeda is a busy man – and, recently, a very successful one. In the last six years the arthouse director has made five films, including Cannes hit Like Father Like Son, which Steven Spielberg enjoyed so much he quickly…

Visual marvel “Alita: Battle Angel” throws everything but the kitchen sink

Having owned the adaptation rights to Alita: Battle Angel for decades, producer James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez have finally brought the famed manga to the silver screen. While it boasts amazing spectacle akin to Cameron’s Avatar, the picture is…