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

A Rom-Com with Substance: My thoughts on “Crazy Rich Asians”

Rating: ★★★★ Yes, I know what you’re thinking. This isn’t really the kind of film I’m particularly fond of. Everything about it screams ‘cheesy rom-com’, just look at that poster. But, I’m happy to say I walked away from this film feeling so glad that I had watched it. This is a classic example of not judging a film by its poster or trailer, as it … Continue reading A Rom-Com with Substance: My thoughts on “Crazy Rich Asians”

“King of Thieves”: A Surprisingly Disappointing Heist Film

Rating: ★★   Upon seeing King of Thieves listed as a Limitless preview screening, I immediately snapped up the opportunity to see it because I had been looking forward to it since the first trailer I saw. With a well-known cast, an iconic real life heist story, and a classic ‘British crime’ aura, I was anticipating something great. I really can’t understand how they managed to mess … Continue reading “King of Thieves”: A Surprisingly Disappointing Heist Film

Return to Hundred Acre Wood: A review of “Christopher Robin”

Rating: ★★★★ As a child I adored Winnie The Pooh. From owning soft toys of Pooh bear and his friends to playing Pooh sticks in the woods with my grandad, it shaped a lot of my childhood. Perhaps this explains why I was so drawn to this film from the day it was released. I was excited yet quietly apprehensive as you often are when your favourite childhood … Continue reading Return to Hundred Acre Wood: A review of “Christopher Robin”

Statham vs Massive Prehistoric Shark: My thoughts on “The Meg”

  Rating: ★★ 1/2  Before I start my review, I think I should add a quick disclaimer. I knew fine well that I wasn’t walking into a Oscar-worthy, perfect film as soon as I booked my ticket for The Meg. With the exception of Jaws, how many shark films have actually been award worthy? We’ve seen a huge boom in shark popularity ranging from plausible to the downright stupid (yes Sharknado, I’m … Continue reading Statham vs Massive Prehistoric Shark: My thoughts on “The Meg”

Mental health in the 60s: “Mad To Be Normal” review

  Rating: ★★★★ I’ll admit, whenever I see David Tennant’s name on a cast list I get excited. As a long time fan, I’ve watched him play a variety of roles brilliantly. So when I was given the opportunity to review Mad To Be Normal and I learned what the plot was, how could I refuse? Set in the 60s, the film follows Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing and … Continue reading Mental health in the 60s: “Mad To Be Normal” review