Joy: Lawrence adds strings to her bow

Let’s say, in some other reality, Jennifer Lawrence hadn’t met David O. Russell and her career had (thus far) just been built upon an impressively gritty debut (Winter’s Bone) and a teen action franchise (Hunger Games), would we hold her in such high regard? I rather doubt it. And this really isn’t a dig, but… Continue reading Joy: Lawrence adds strings to her bow

Trailer park: Victor Frankenstein, Joy, The Revenant

Good tidings we bring to you and your, er, fellow cinema fans. Here’s my latest ‘trailer park’ entry, highlighting a few that have caught my eye for films coming up soon. Victor Frankenstein Seemingly stealing the style straight from Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock films, here we have James McAvoy’s Dr Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe’s Igor in… Continue reading Trailer park: Victor Frankenstein, Joy, The Revenant

Inside Out: a sad, sorrowful joy

American psychologist Paul Ekman pioneered the study of human emotions creating an atlas of thousands of emotions. These can be boiled down into seven: anger, contempt, fear, disgust, happiness, sadness and surprise. For Disney Pixar’s latest film, Inside Out, we start with the basics. A child, Riley, is born. In her head she experiences her… Continue reading Inside Out: a sad, sorrowful joy