A biopic that’s not just for wrestling fans: My thoughts on “Fighting With My Family”

Rating: ★★★★ 1/2 Let me make something clear before I dive into my review: I don’t like wrestling. Actually, I hate wrestling. I could barely name another wrestler aside from The Rock and John Cena, so at a glance this film really isn’t marketed towards me. But when we go a little deeper, it becomes clear that this is an incredibly accessible film with a powerful message. … Continue reading A biopic that’s not just for wrestling fans: My thoughts on “Fighting With My Family”

TV Review: My thoughts on “Russian Doll”

Rating: ★★★★ After the success of both Parks and Recreation and Orange is the New Black, I was intrigued by a new Netflix series created by Amy Poehler and Natasha Lyonne. Many fans know them as Leslie Knope and Nicky Nichols, and I’m sure we can all agree they’d make a very interesting duo. Immediately after seeing the promos for Russian Doll, it was clear that this was … Continue reading TV Review: My thoughts on “Russian Doll”

A patronising mess of a film: My review of “Vice”

Rating: ★ If you want to learn how to completely and utterly fail at satire, look no further than Adam McKay’s Vice. It honestly does pain me to say this was one of the worst experiences I’ve ever had in the cinema. As a matter of fact, I was seconds away from walking out at one point. But, like any good critic, I stayed in my seat. … Continue reading A patronising mess of a film: My review of “Vice”

A stunning portrait of friendship and comedy: My review of “Stan & Ollie”

Rating: ★★★★★ To this day, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are still regarded as one of the greatest comedy duos. Their acts used slapstick comedy, cartoon violence and song to delight audiences. From 1927 all the way up to 1955, they performed these acts together both on screen and on stage. Something that really made me smile about Stan & Ollie was the fact that both Steve … Continue reading A stunning portrait of friendship and comedy: My review of “Stan & Ollie”

A tale of two queens: My review of “Mary Queen of Scots”

Rating: ★★★ I’ve never really considered myself a massive fan of period dramas, so I tend to approach them with more caution than I would a different genre. After being pleasantly surprised by Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite, I suddenly became more excited about Mary Queen of Scots. Whilst I believe the former is a much stronger film, I still had a good time with this one. The performances … Continue reading A tale of two queens: My review of “Mary Queen of Scots”

Netflix’s first interactive film: my thoughts on “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch”

Rating: ★★★★ 1/2 It comes as no surprise that Black Mirror was Netflix’s guinea pig for their first ever interactive film.  Charlie Brooker’s anthology series about the dark side of technology has captivated fans ever since it first aired on Channel 4 in the UK. With Netflix being a leading entertainment service, the time had come for them to try something brand new. The film dropped over … Continue reading Netflix’s first interactive film: my thoughts on “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch”