A critique of toxic workplace culture: my thoughts on “Broken Ceiling”

Rating: ★★★★ We’ve all had to endure conference calls at work, and we all know how boring they can be. When I realised that Broken Ceiling takes place almost entirely within a conference call, I was worried that they wouldn’t be able to keep my attention for a full hour and a half. However, I’m pleased to say I was wrong! Broken Ceiling is Adam Davis’ first … Continue reading A critique of toxic workplace culture: my thoughts on “Broken Ceiling”

Short Film Saturdays: “Playground” (LKFF)

This review references sexual abuse. Reader discretion advised. Rating: ★★★★ Choi Cho-ah’s Playground featured in the Women’s Voices Shorts Programme, running at 29 minutes. The film follows new nursery teacher Si-eun as she struggles with a past sexual trauma and witnesses inappropriate behaviour from one of the boys in the class towards a girl, Seolha. Whilst it deals with some incredibly dark, personal themes, it does so … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “Playground” (LKFF)

The holiday from hell: A review of “Welcome Home”

  Rating: ★★★ 1/2 We’ve all had holidays that didn’t go according to plan, but George Ratliff’s new thriller takes this idea to a whole new level. Welcome Home follows couple Cassie and Bryan as they travel to Italy together. They’ve rented a secluded, spacious home for a few days, so they can spend some quality time together. So far, so simple. However, it’s soon revealed that they’ve … Continue reading The holiday from hell: A review of “Welcome Home”

LKFF Review: “The Witness”

Rating: ★★★★★ Cho Kyu-Jang’s cat-and-mouse thriller is definitely one of my favourites from this year’s London Korean Film Festival. The film follows businessman Sang-hoon as he drunkenly returns to his apartment one evening, only to witness a horrific murder right outside his complex. Before he has a chance to call for help, the killer looks up, and the two make eye contact. Paralysed by fear, he chooses not … Continue reading LKFF Review: “The Witness”

“Anchor and Hope”: A heart-wrenching portrait of parenthood & sexuality

Rating: ★★★ Deciding to have a baby is a big step in many couples’ lives, but sometimes, things don’t always go according to plan. Carlos Marques-Marcet’s Anchor and Hope follows two lesbian women who, one drunken night, decide to use their friend’s sperm in order to have a child of their own. It’s not a decision that should be taken lightly, but makes for an interesting story nonetheless. Insemination is … Continue reading “Anchor and Hope”: A heart-wrenching portrait of parenthood & sexuality

Collabs: Cinemania Nightmares Ep.4 “Halloween Smashes the Box Office and more!”

I spoke to Duane from Cinemania about Halloween‘s recent box office success, plus lots more horror news and discussions. You can listen to our full discussion here: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-i6ft6-9d2f65 Don’t forget to follow Cinemania on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Continue reading Collabs: Cinemania Nightmares Ep.4 “Halloween Smashes the Box Office and more!”

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…