Catching Up on The Classics Vol. 2 (The Elephant Man, Road to Perdition & The Wicker Man reviews)

Howdy! Welcome back to Catching Up on The Classics! Hope you’re well and are surviving as best you can. This volume I’ll be discussing my thoughts on The Elephant Man, The Road to Perdition, and The Wicker Man! The Elephant Man (1980) Directed by David Lynch (and in my eyes his best and most accessible … Continue reading Catching Up on The Classics Vol. 2 (The Elephant Man, Road to Perdition & The Wicker Man reviews)

Catching Up on The Classics Vol. 1 (Risky Business, Fatal Attraction & Ghost Stories reviews)

You might’ve noticed there’s not been a lot of activity on this blog recently, owing to a certain lockdown and cinema closure. While I desperately hope that cinemas reopen soon, it can’t be denied that they should remain closed until the public threat is minimised. HOWEVER, this isn’t a political blog, this is a film … Continue reading Catching Up on The Classics Vol. 1 (Risky Business, Fatal Attraction & Ghost Stories reviews)

“Uh…Meow?” (Sonic the Hedgehog review)

The date: April 30th 2019. The event: The first Sonic trailer is released online. The issue: HORRIBLE CGI design of the main character. After a six-month delay from its original release date, Sonic the Hedgehog is finally released with a fully re-designed character. Unfortunately, in all the faff over the image of Sonic, the filmmakers … Continue reading “Uh…Meow?” (Sonic the Hedgehog review)

“This is how I win…” (Uncut Gems review)

From the actor behind ‘Billy Maddison’, ‘Grown Ups 2’ and ‘Jack and Jill’ comes an unbelievable 180 degree-turn. Directed by The Safdie Brothers, 'Uncut Gems' is the breakout serious role Adam Sandler needed to put him back in the hearts of audiences and critics alike. Presented as a two-hour anxiety attack, the film is a … Continue reading “This is how I win…” (Uncut Gems review)

“Why’d Ya Spill Yer Beans?”(The Lighthouse review)

From Robert Egger, director of the acclaimed 2015 horror ‘The Witch’, comes a new terrifying horror: ‘The Lighthouse’. A classic tale of isolation and madness, it’s a Herman Melville inspired version of ‘The Shining’, with equally haunting results. In the late 19th century, Ephraim Winslow is sent to an isolated island off the coast of … Continue reading “Why’d Ya Spill Yer Beans?”(The Lighthouse review)

“You know what kind of plan never fails? No plan at all…” (Parasite review)

Winner of four Oscars including Best Picture, the Palme d’Or at Canne Film Festival and the best foreign language film awards at the BAFTA’s and Golden Globes, 'Parasite' is a film I’ve been greatly anticipating. Even with all the recognition, I wasn’t expecting to love the film quite as much as I did. As funny … Continue reading “You know what kind of plan never fails? No plan at all…” (Parasite review)

“Well, if it isn’t the black Bonnie and Clyde…” (Queen and Slim review)

Telling a fictional but all too recognisable story, 'Queen and Slim' is a politically fuelled road-trip romance thriller. Self-referenced as the black Bonnie and Clyde, it’s a film rich in topical messages and emotional drama. After their questionable Tinder date, Queen and Slim are driving home when complications with the law arise. After a police … Continue reading “Well, if it isn’t the black Bonnie and Clyde…” (Queen and Slim review)

“Whoa, you’re that psycho chick…” (Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn review)

After the… disappointment (utter car crash) that was Suicide Squad, the best part of that movie finally has her own solo film. Margot Robbie brings the same chaotic energy as the movie’s title character, though the film’s title is far more complex than the final product itself. After the events of Suicide Squad (I think, … Continue reading “Whoa, you’re that psycho chick…” (Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn review)

“Sometimes we have to ask for help… and that’s okay…” (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood review)

Starring Matthew Rhys and Tom Hanks, 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' is a semi-biopic telling the story of cynical Esquire journalist who is sent to meet the legendary American star Fred Rogers.  With a delicate tone, charming performances and a heart-warming message, it’s a fitting film for today’s climate. The film is based on … Continue reading “Sometimes we have to ask for help… and that’s okay…” (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood review)

“I’ve been attempting to learn gentlemen’s humour from a book…” (The Personal History of David Copperfield review)

From the creator of ‘The Thick of It’ and ‘The Death of Stalin’, Armando Iannucci brings us his latest project ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’. Not a biopic of the American Magician, it’s the latest adaptation of Charles Dickens timeless novel, and features a fabulously British cast doing fantastically British things. A modern take … Continue reading “I’ve been attempting to learn gentlemen’s humour from a book…” (The Personal History of David Copperfield review)