Lady Bird (2018) Starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts and Timothée Chalamet. Directed by Greta Gerwig. Oh this film ticked so many boxes for me! Above all, it was created by the wonderful female mind of Greta Gerwig, someone who has come a long way from her co-starring role in the remake of Arthur, … Continue reading Lady Bird (2018)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2018) Starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell. Directed by Martin McDonagh. It is still early 2018, but this film could be one of my favourites for the year, no question. TBOEM is wonderfully funny, sensitive, painful and raw. Given the hype, I’m not sure there are many people … Continue reading Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2018)
I'm delighted to welcome back guest writer Ricky Manson, who this week discusses his thoughts on whether Nostalgia is having a negative effect on cinema, and what can be done differently. I recently finished Ernest Cline’s 'Ready Player One' ahead of the release of the film adaptation. I found it to be extremely entertaining, witty … Continue reading [GUEST] Is Nostalgia hurting Cinema?
God’s Own Country (2017) Starring Josh O’Connor, Ian Hart, Gemma Jones and Alec Secareanu. Directed by Francis Lee. This film has been on my radar for quite some time – the reviews on Sky were great and it popped up a few times at the BAFTAS both in the film and acting categories. This was … Continue reading God’s Own Country (2017)
Some ‘must see’ films from my week… 2018 has been really busy for me so far, so regrettably my blogging has taken a back seat! I have founded my own community group, quit my job, and found a new one! I’m starting tomorrow (eek!), so I took this past week off to catch up with … Continue reading My top three films of the week!
The Open House (2018) Starring Dylan Minnette, Piercey Dalton and Patricia Bethune. Directed by Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote. I can tell you right now, do not waste your time on this film. Granted, I’m wasting my time writing this review but, it’s all for your benefit! If like me you are were a fan … Continue reading The Open House (2018)
Spotlight (2016) Directed by Tom McCarthy Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Brian d’Arcy James and Stanley Tucci. This film was absolutely on my ‘to watch’ list after witnessing it’s success during the 2016/17 awards season. However, I never got round to it and I can’t help but feel I … Continue reading Spotlight (2016)
Jim & Andy - The Great Beyond (2017) Directed by Chris Smith. I think this is going to be a review I will never be fully satisfied with – so many thoughts came into my head after watching this, and still flood in now! It’s an absolute must for any Jim Carrey fan but I … Continue reading Jim & Andy – The Great Beyond (2017)
I feel very privileged that my next guest writer took some time out to write for my blog. I am delighted to share with you a guest post from Writer and Director Tom Warwick, who shares his views on the Star Wars franchise in anticipation of it's latest release. The youth of today find themselves … Continue reading [GUEST] The Disillusioned Youth of Star Wars
Hounds of Love (2016) Starring Emma Booth, Susie Porter, Ashleigh Cummings and Stephen Curry. Written and Directed by Ben Young. What a dark horse Australia is proving to be when it comes to filmmaking. I first discovered this when I was introduced to The Babadook a few years ago after complaining to my brother I … Continue reading Hounds of Love (2016)