A haunting look at fame, love and addiction: My thoughts on “A Star Is Born”

Rating: ★★★★ As a fan of both Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, I was intrigued when a new remake of A Star Is Born was announced. Despite not having seen either of its predecessors, I vaguely knew what the story was about and was interested by the chosen pairing, especially since this is Cooper’s directorial debut. I went into this film with an open heart and mind. … Continue reading A haunting look at fame, love and addiction: My thoughts on “A Star Is Born”

“Venom”: It’s not as bad as you might think…

Rating: ★★★ It feels like everyone has something to say about Venom. Amongst critics and fans, it’s caused a lot of debate and controversy. Whenever this happens, I tend to find myself becoming even more curious about the film because if everyone else has strong words to say, maybe I will too? Before I begin my review I just want to put in a quick disclaimer: I … Continue reading “Venom”: It’s not as bad as you might think…

“A Simple Favor”: A sexy, stylish and smart mystery

Rating: ★★★ 1/2 The first time I saw a trailer for A Simple Favor, I was sucked in. We learn that this story follows Emily, a mysterious, secretive woman, and why she went missing. I love a good mystery, and immediately knew I had to go and see it ASAP to answer that simple question: what happened to Emily? On a separate note, I really … Continue reading “A Simple Favor”: A sexy, stylish and smart mystery

Short Film Saturdays: “61 Hugs: The Rehabilitation of an Overthinker”

Rating: ★★★★★ Hugging 61 strangers you encounter on the street. Hands up if that would terrify you. Yep, same. It’s no secret to any of you that I struggle with anxiety,  which made the premise of CK Goldiing‘s documentary even more fascinating to me. I’m sometimes scared to hug people I know, let alone strangers. Describing himself as an overthinker, CK ventures out onto the streets of Sheffield … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “61 Hugs: The Rehabilitation of an Overthinker”

Collabs: ‘At The Flicks’ Episode 9: Lucky or Crazy

  I’ve had a lot of fun collaborating with Jeff, Graham and Neil on their podcast At The Flicks. The introduction of my new column, Lucy’s State of The Movies, can be found on this episode. I spoke to the guys about horror films over the past 25 years, and which ones I think stood out to me the most. I also talk about Saw a lot … Continue reading Collabs: ‘At The Flicks’ Episode 9: Lucky or Crazy

Lucy Goes To Film Screenings: My thoughts on “The Escort”

Rating: ★★★★ This month, I had the opportunity to attend the UK premiere of Bizhan Tong’s The Escort. I had a great evening in the Karma Sanctum Hotel’s screening room, amongst fellow critics, fans and the cast and crew. It was an intimate screening which made the whole experience even better. A huge thank you for inviting me to this screening, it was a pleasure to be … Continue reading Lucy Goes To Film Screenings: My thoughts on “The Escort”

Short Film Saturdays: “Anxiety”

Rating: ★★★★★ This week, I’m taking a look at a short film that really resonated with me. I recently put up a tweet letting you guys know that I was struggling with some mental health issues, and I was overwhelmed by the amount of love and support I received from everyone. It seemed fitting that today I should review Anxiety, a film that perfectly depicts what it’s like … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “Anxiety”

Lucy Goes To Film Screenings: “Padre” Q&A and meeting Willem Dafoe!

This month I was invited to the London preview of Padre, a new film by Italian director Giada Colagrande. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and a pleasure to spend it with so many likeminded film fans. The event took place at Regent Street Cinema, a venue I hadn’t been to before but look forward to visiting again soon. Of course, a highlight of the … Continue reading Lucy Goes To Film Screenings: “Padre” Q&A and meeting Willem Dafoe!