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”