REVIEW- The Guest: On mirrors, scientific beauty and Ryan Gosling lookalikes
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REVIEW- The Guest: On mirrors, scientific beauty and Ryan Gosling lookalikes

A question often pondered during this 2014 thriller is: why didn’t they just hire the very similar-looking Ryan Gosling? We get his best impersonator instead. Should Ryan Gosling have played the role of stranger David, the film might’ve been a bit more favourable since Gosling has a likeability that is genuine and unmatched. While Dan … Continue reading

REVIEW- Amy: On addiction, perfection and jazz
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REVIEW- Amy: On addiction, perfection and jazz

Amy Winehouse is not reduced in this film. Her life is shown piecemeal, beginning with a beautfiul home video of Amy singing Happy Birthday. She is with her friends and suddenly steals the show with her voice. They react as if this has happened before.   The story continues through video clips and interviews with friends. It feels overwhelmingly tragic and in hindsight all … Continue reading