Get Out, image courtesy of Universal Pictures

GET OUT – FILM REVIEW

★★★★☆ – Whilst the trailer reveals too much, Get Out is hilarious and terrifying as much as it is unique, a pulse-racing satire of liberalist racism in America. When I first saw the trailer for Get Out in a viral Facebook video last year, I genuinely thought it was a well-made parody, a role-reversal satire of a conventional blockbuster horror movie. Would a huge company such as Universal really … Continue reading GET OUT – FILM REVIEW

PERSONAL SHOPPER – FILM REVIEW

★★★★★ – Twisty and subversive, Kristen Stewart shines as a young woman tormented by the spirit of her recently deceased twin brother. For too long, Kristen Stewart has been kept inside the ‘ex-Twilight star’ box sprecially crafted for her by the media. After consistently producing excellent performances post-Twilight in films such as Still Alice, Café Society and Clouds of Sils Maria, Stewart finally clinches the deal, … Continue reading PERSONAL SHOPPER – FILM REVIEW

THE LOVE WITCH – FILM REVIEW

★★★☆☆ – Although entrancing to look at, this pastiche-y and beautifully stylish 60s throwback makes some bemusing choices, and visual cues that depend too heavily on audiences prior exposure to the sort of films The Love Witch is based on. I really, truly wanted to love The Love Witch unconditionally. I went into the cinema with a fresh excitement I hadn’t felt for a while walking into … Continue reading THE LOVE WITCH – FILM REVIEW

JACKIE – MOVIE REVIEW

★★★★☆ – Natalie Portman’s powerhouse performance runs the gamut of emotions in this deeply affecting and honest portrayal of the former First Lady. Watching Jackie is not a straightforward experience. It is not a film that sets out to people-please. Director Pablo Larraín has made a compelling, auteurist piece of art house cinema rather than the mainstream, style-over-substance film it could have easily been. If there were … Continue reading JACKIE – MOVIE REVIEW

LA LA LAND – MOVIE REVIEW

★★★★★ La La Land is deserving of every award it gets, if only for the pure, unfiltered joy it brings to the screen. I have a confession to make. Ever since rumours of a Gene Kelly-esque musical being in the works began, I’ve been eagerly following the progress of La La Land. As it hit film festivals with full impact, shattering expectations and stacking up … Continue reading LA LA LAND – MOVIE REVIEW

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS – FILM REVIEW

★★★★★ – Tom Ford’s sophomore movie confirms his status as a visionary and instantly identifiable director, with this relentless and stunning tale of revenge. Whenever a public figure attempts to succeed in a field other than their own, eyes roll in derisive union among the public, and most definitely among the press. When Tom Ford released his directorial debut in 2009, A Single Man, it came as a … Continue reading NOCTURNAL ANIMALS – FILM REVIEW

HERNAN DIAZ, JEWELLERY DESIGNER

Hernan Diaz, jewellery designer and founder of Diaz London, talks us through starting a company, finding a reliable manufacturer and why optimism is always the best policy. When I meet Hernan Diaz in the bar of Leicester Square’s Radisson Blu hotel, I’m quietly surprised by what I see. Over the past year that we’ve been friends, I’ve grown accustomed to his fondness for luxury labels … Continue reading HERNAN DIAZ, JEWELLERY DESIGNER