Last week I saw Ti West’s brand new film The Sacrament at TIFF 13. Here is my review for HorrorTalk.
Probably the only movie I’ve seen this year that has really made me smile and get excited about film again…in terms of what a film can provoke within us.
Frances Ha is a charming coming of age tale about a 27 year-old dance student living in New York, trying to find her place in the world. What makes this common story stand out is its immeasurable charm and wit. It is really bloody funny, and sweet and completely believable. On top of this is great cinematography (every frame is stunning) which reminded me of Woody Allen’s Manhattan, and not just in the way it looks, also the way the characters interact is very reminiscent of Allen’s work. All of this coupled with a soundtrack that will make you wanna dance in the aisle, David Bowie and Hot Chocolate are just a couple of the stand out tracks.
What Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig have created in Frances Ha is a relatable, loveable character. Try and see it if you can!