Recent Releases: Minari, Sound of Metal and more reviewed

Some of the brand new films this month are the Guantanamo Bay legal drama, The Mauritanian; the Netflix creature feature romance movie, Love & Monsters, and the recently Best Picture nominated dramas, Sound of Metal and Minari. Check out if any of them are worth your time, right here.  Love and Monsters: One of theContinue reading “Recent Releases: Minari, Sound of Metal and more reviewed”

Palm Springs: A script full of revealing secrets.

Spoilers about Palm Springs will follow. Palm Springs, the time loop romantic comedy starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti, has finally got it’s release in the UK, debuting on Amazon Prime on Friday. The film was originally released almost a year ago in the US, on the streaming service, Hulu, and immediately gathered a devotedContinue reading “Palm Springs: A script full of revealing secrets.”

Recent Releases: Godzilla vs. Kong, Run, and more reviewed.

Some of the brand new films this month are the huge blockbuser, Godzilla vs. Kong; the timely, Oscar-nominated biopic, Judas and the Black Messiah; the Netflix Sarah Paulson thriller, Run and the kids animated adventure movie, Raya and the Last Dragon. Check out if any of them are worth your time, right here. Godzilla vs.Continue reading “Recent Releases: Godzilla vs. Kong, Run, and more reviewed.”

Underrated Movies: Gosford Park (2001) Review

Gosford Park remains one of the truly peculiar movies of the 2000s. The film is directed by Robert Altman, and written by Julian Fellowes, and remains their attempt to revitalise the tired “whodunnit” genre. For those that don’t know – the whodunnit genre essentially consists of a bunch of suspects gathering in one location, whereContinue reading “Underrated Movies: Gosford Park (2001) Review”

Zack Synder’s Justice League Review: Is “the Synder Cut” good or just better?

So, Zack Synder’s Justice League is now out – the director’s cut of 2017 movie, Justice League. In the style of this movie, I will be giving you a special kind of review. I will do a fairly mediocre job, then it will be out there for four years, then I will edit my reviewContinue reading “Zack Synder’s Justice League Review: Is “the Synder Cut” good or just better?”

How The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is stuck in WandaVision’s shadow

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier debuted it’s first episode on Friday. The show is the second show to be released by Marvel Studios, after the end of WandaVision two weeks ago. And, following it’s release, the adequate but slightly mediocre action blockbuster seems permanently stuck in the shadow of it’s extremely superior successor’s shadow.Continue reading “How The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is stuck in WandaVision’s shadow”

Cherry: Is AppleTV+’s Tom Holland vehicle any good?

Cherry marks AppleTV+’s first real big blockbuster movie to date. The streaming platform has had a lot of success with it’s television projects (including The Morning Show, Servant, and the Golden Globe-winning, Ted Lasso), however, has yet to have a real big success with any of it’s movies. With Cherry, we see blockbuster directors, AnthonyContinue reading “Cherry: Is AppleTV+’s Tom Holland vehicle any good?”

“The Letter Room” – Oscar Nominated Short Film starring Oscar Isaac Review

The Oscar nominations were revealed on Monday, and amongst them were some pleasant surprises and annoying snubs, along with 15 different nominations of the best short films that are on offer, in the categories of Documentary, Animation and Live Action, respectively. Among the Best Live Action Shorts is The Letter Room, a expertly-made short directedContinue reading ““The Letter Room” – Oscar Nominated Short Film starring Oscar Isaac Review”

Oscars 2021: Who will be nominated? Who will win?

The Oscar nominations will be released tomorrow, and there are few categories who I think will be nominated. Best Picture Predicted nominees: The Father Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Mank Minari Nomadland One Night in Miami Promising Young Woman The Trial of the Chicago 7 Possible spoilers: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Judas and the Black Messiah SoulContinue reading “Oscars 2021: Who will be nominated? Who will win?”

Recent releases: I Care a Lot, Moxie and Willy’s Wonderland reviewed

I Care a Lot – This latest star vehicle for Rosamund Pike is a thriller from the mind of J Blakeson, who previously directed the 2009 thriller The Disappearance of Alice Creed. Blakeson’s film is a film littered with loathsome and unlikable characters, including Pike, who plays Marla, a con woman who makes her shadyContinue reading “Recent releases: I Care a Lot, Moxie and Willy’s Wonderland reviewed”

Why WandaVision may be the MCU’s crowning achievement

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has pulled off many, many impressive achievements over the past 12 years. It has brought many iconic comic book characters to life; given us so many brilliant, complete character arcs (especially Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark and Chris Evans’s Captain America); given us some absolutely brilliant films (especially Thor: Ragnarok, CaptainContinue reading “Why WandaVision may be the MCU’s crowning achievement”

Malcolm and Marie Movie Review

Is Sam Levinson’s new movie, Malcolm & Marie the start of a new kind of film-making? Conceived, written, filmed and edited during the COVID-19 pandemic, Malcolm & Marie marks the first big blockbuster to be newly filmed during these troubled times, announced in a time where films were being pushed back indefinitely, or upcoming projectsContinue reading “Malcolm and Marie Movie Review”

Top 15 Films of 2020 (that aren’t Parasite)

With all theatres closed, and a lack of films being made (due to a small thing called a pandemic happening), you’d think that there would be no films to make up a top films list this year. However, you’d be wrong. With streaming services, especially Netflix, being active and continuously to pump out films, thereContinue reading “Top 15 Films of 2020 (that aren’t Parasite)”

Promising Young Woman Review

Every now and then, there comes a movie which gathers very divisive reactions. Last year there was Joker, a movie that prompted widespread controversy and worries it would promote real-life violence, and a couple of years ago, there was Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, a movie that huge critical and audience acclaim, yet controversy forContinue reading “Promising Young Woman Review”

From Normal People to Quiz: Here are my Top 10 TV Shows of 2020

Well, 2020 has been an experience hasn’t it. Unlike films (many of which have been delayed infinitely due to the pandemic), television has been actually striving this year. And, here are 10 of the very best television of the year. 10. Quiz This ITV miniseries about the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire cheating scandalContinue reading “From Normal People to Quiz: Here are my Top 10 TV Shows of 2020”

Horror Tuesday: Onibaba (1964) Review

One of the most iconic pieces of J-horror of all-time is Onibaba, a 1964 film directed by Kaneto Shindo. Much like the 1999 J-horror film, Audition (also covered on here), the film has gathered a legion of fans from critics and other directors, including Edgar Wright and Mark Kermode, the latter of which has calledContinue reading “Horror Tuesday: Onibaba (1964) Review”

My 10 Favourite Films of the 21st Century

There have been some amazing films that have come out over the past 20 years, ever since we entered the new millennium, and here are just some of my absolute favourites. Firstly, here are some honourable mentions: Blade Runner 2049, Get Out, God’s Own Country, Gone Girl, Her, I, Tonya, La La Land, Little MissContinue reading “My 10 Favourite Films of the 21st Century”

What I Watched in Lockdown: Month #2 – April

Aw, April. After March was possibly the craziest and oddest month of our collective lives, April was a learning curve for everyone, as we tried to get used to our new surroundings. Although it originated from truly terrible surroundings, this actually seemed like quite a uniting time as everyone in the whole world was sharingContinue reading “What I Watched in Lockdown: Month #2 – April”

What I Watched in Lock-down: Month #1 – March

Well, 2020 has been… an experience, hasn’t it. Ever since March, life has changed for pretty much everyone in the world. Coronavirus – or Covid-19 – has all of a sudden become the most famous celebrity in the whole world, and everyone abruptly discovered a new vocabulary, including “social distancing”, “pandemic”, “isolation” and “quarantine”. ItContinue reading “What I Watched in Lock-down: Month #1 – March”

Streaming Options: The Wretched Review

One of the streaming titles to gain a lot of popularity since the beginning of the COVID-19-enforced lock-down is The Wretched, a supernatural horror film. Only playing on streaming platforms (including Amazon, Google Play, and YouTube) and some drive-in cinemas, the film has become a huge success due to a lot of big, blockbuster filmsContinue reading “Streaming Options: The Wretched Review”

Streaming Options: The Vast of Night review

If you are looking for a bit of sci-fi fix during lock-down, then you should definitely check out the newest Amazon Prime original, The Vast of Night. The film was first shown at the Sundance film festival in 2019, and was then brought by Amazon Studios, who are screening it free for anyone with anContinue reading “Streaming Options: The Vast of Night review”

Streaming Options: Never Rarely Sometimes Always Review

Never Rarely Sometimes Always is a real indie treat that you can now catch on streaming. The film had a brief theatrical run in cinemas during mid-March, before the COVID-19 pandemic took off, and it’s now available from all different streaming services. It is available from all the usual providers, including Google Play, Amazon andContinue reading “Streaming Options: Never Rarely Sometimes Always Review”

Streaming Options: Extraction Review

A film that is gaining a lot of attention at the moment is Extraction, a recent Netflix original, that stars Chris Hemsworth in the lead. The film is directed by former stuntman, Sam Hargrave, and written by Joe Russo, the director of the biggest movie of all time, Avengers: Endgame, which of course, also starredContinue reading “Streaming Options: Extraction Review”

Streaming Options: The Lovebirds Review

One of the first movies to have been bought by Netflix amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is The Lovebirds, a film that was originally going to have a proper cinema release. However, it feels like it might have found it’s right home at Netflix, as the streaming service specialises in making light, frothy but quiteContinue reading “Streaming Options: The Lovebirds Review”

Streaming Options: The Assistant Review

One of the newest films that have taken to streaming due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is MeToo/ sexual harassment drama, The Assistant. The film was due to have a cinema release date around this time, but due to cinemas closing around the globe, the film has become available on all regular streaming platforms, includingContinue reading “Streaming Options: The Assistant Review”

Streaming Options: Calm with Horses Review

If you are running out of fresh, new films to watch on Netflix and Amazon Prime (and also, AppleTV+ and Disney+), then one of the other options for you is Calm with Horses, the directional debut for Nick Rowland, from a screenplay by Joseph Murtagh. The film is available from the usual streaming providers, includingContinue reading “Streaming Options: Calm with Horses Review”

Normal People – BBC Miniseries Review

Normal People is the new show that everyone is talking about. The 12-part series has taken over from Killing Eve and Bodyguard to become the BBC’s buzziest and most hyped new show. It is based off a book of the same name by Sally Rooney, which, like the TV show, received high acclaim from criticsContinue reading “Normal People – BBC Miniseries Review”

Streaming Options: The Half of It Review

It seems like over the years, Netflix had made a name for themselves as producing very likable, warm, lovely if not ground-breaking original movies. There are certain exceptions to this rule (like Roma (2018) and The Irishman (2019)), but ultimately this seems to be Netflix’s niche. That seems to be exactly what they have doneContinue reading “Streaming Options: The Half of It Review”

How Buffy’s Hush became a iconic episode of television

Buffy the Vampire Slayer will always be remembered as one of the most iconic cult television series of all time. The series debuted just before the Golden Age of Television began in the turn of the 21st century, and influenced an endless number of other TV shows. Today, we never would of had the 2000sContinue reading “How Buffy’s Hush became a iconic episode of television”

Dead to Me Season 2 Review

One of the most surprisingly successful Netflix originals from last year was Dead to Me, a pitch-black comedy drama, created by Liz Feldman. Now over a year after it’s debut, the hit show returns for a second season. The show features the lead starring duo of Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, along with a supportingContinue reading “Dead to Me Season 2 Review”