Short Film Saturdays: “The Interview”

Rating: ★★★★ Short Film Saturdays is back! This week, I’m taking a look at dark comedy The Interview. Running at 7 minutes, this short is minimalistic in both setting and casting, but still managed to keep me hooked throughout. The film follows Robert (Scott Michael Wagstaff), a down on his luck guy, as he interviews for a new role. He’s awkward, desperate and looking for a way … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “The Interview”

Time To Talk Day 2019 | Why creating a film blog changed my life

This isn’t hyperbole: Lucy Goes to Hollywood really did change my life. In fact, a few years ago it didn’t exist. The idea hadn’t even crossed my mind. It seems so strange to think that one of the darkest times in my life helped me to create something I love so dearly, and go on to meet a community of many like-minded people. People that I’d happily … Continue reading Time To Talk Day 2019 | Why creating a film blog changed my life

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”

The Solitude Stigma: Why going to the cinema alone doesn’t make you a ‘loser’

Disclaimer: Before I go into any detail, I want to preface this article by reminding you that these are my experiences (and those of the people I’ve referenced). I’m not trying to speak for everyone here, but I believe this is a valid problem that exists in society so I wanted to address it.    Would anyone be interested in reading an article about my … Continue reading The Solitude Stigma: Why going to the cinema alone doesn’t make you a ‘loser’

London Short Film Festival (LSFF 2019): 5 films you must see

The London Short Film Festival 2019 runs between the 11th-20th January. I was lucky enough to preview some of the International films from this year’s festival, and have compiled five of the films that really stood out to me. These films are from a variety of different countries and vary between live-action and animation. They are very different in their tones and styles, which makes … Continue reading London Short Film Festival (LSFF 2019): 5 films you must see

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”