Short Film Saturdays: The Wildlings Trap

Rating: ★★★ 1/2 The Wildlings Trap is arguably one of the most beautiful short films I’ve seen, as I thoroughly enjoyed the nature visuals. On par with any good nature documentary, it transports you to the world of one wildling, and what she sees as her everyday life. We see deer, birds of prey, and seemingly vast woodlands to set our scene. It’s a gorgeous look … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: The Wildlings Trap

Mental Health Mondays: Jonnie Barrow

In this week’s instalment, Jonnie Barrow speaks to us about the devastating loss of his mum when he was just 20 years old. He gives plenty of great examples of films that examine grief, and I’m sure it’ll be an essay that will resonate with many of you. Thank you Jonnie for opening up about your experiences. You can follow Jonnie on Twitter. TRIGGER WARNING(S): … Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: Jonnie Barrow

London Film Festival 2019: Knives Out

Rating: ★★★★★ Due to its ensemble cast, gorgeous aesthetics and whodunit storyline, it’s safe to say that I had high expectations for Knives Out. I’m pleased to report that it surpassed each and every one of them. Rian Johnson’s tale of mystery follows the death of renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), which took place after his 85th birthday. Presumed to be a murder, … Continue reading London Film Festival 2019: Knives Out

Collabs: For Your Reconsideration Episode 22: Saw II

It’s Spooky Season, so it was only appropriate that I wax lyrical on at least one horror film! Thankfully the good folks at For Your Reconsideration were happy to have me on to discuss Saw II, and I was honoured to be their first ever guest. Sure, it’s never going to be as good as the original Saw, but I attempt to argue that it’s … Continue reading Collabs: For Your Reconsideration Episode 22: Saw II