Kieran has written 4 reviews for films during 2020.

  • Devdas

    Devdas

    ★★★★★

    By the point this film reached its intermission I was confused, emotionally affected and riled by the choices and decisions which the characters have made and suffered through. I gave this a 7/10 and went to sleep.

    The next day I finished this film and I have to say, this is one of the top 5 Indian films ever made. The work put into the acting performances (career highlights from Shahrukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai); the intricacies and beauty of…

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    Brilliant and worthwile, this film took me by surprise.

    I had expectations that this would be a simple and forgettable use of my evening; instead, I was pleasantly surprised to be gifted with great acting performances all round, an auteur's influence by Gerwig (the director of Ladybird) and some of the most incredible costume designs I have seen.

    Although this had higher pay-off in some moments, and weaker connections in others, the non-linearity of the storytelling allows us to experience…

  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

    An unexpected yet satisfying sequel to Kubrick's The Shining; Flannagan (Haunting of Hill House, Hush) utilises classic horror tropes with engrossing and exciting storytelling, driven by McGregor as the leading performance, to elaborate and expand on Stephen King's most culturally-affecting universe.

    The sounds and music in this film are a highlight. Utilising the dies irae motif, which served as the main theme for The Shining, set a precendence and foreshadowing towards the final act of the film. This created epic…

  • All That Heaven Allows

    All That Heaven Allows

    ★★★★

    "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed?

    If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."