Not as bad as I was expecting: My thoughts on “Shazam!”

Rating: ★★★   I have to admit, when I first saw the trailer for Shazam!, I felt pretty underwhelmed. It didn’t seem like the kind of film I’d enjoy. I often get tired of cringey, over the top humour, which is basically what the trailer was packed full of. Having said all of this, I ended up being pleasantly surprised by the film after agreeing … Continue reading Not as bad as I was expecting: My thoughts on “Shazam!”

Lucy Goes To Film Screenings: My thoughts on “The Escort”

Rating: ★★★★ This month, I had the opportunity to attend the UK premiere of Bizhan Tong’s The Escort. I had a great evening in the Karma Sanctum Hotel’s screening room, amongst fellow critics, fans and the cast and crew. It was an intimate screening which made the whole experience even better. A huge thank you for inviting me to this screening, it was a pleasure to be … Continue reading Lucy Goes To Film Screenings: My thoughts on “The Escort”

Lucy Goes To Film Screenings: “Padre” Q&A and meeting Willem Dafoe!

This month I was invited to the London preview of Padre, a new film by Italian director Giada Colagrande. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and a pleasure to spend it with so many likeminded film fans. The event took place at Regent Street Cinema, a venue I hadn’t been to before but look forward to visiting again soon. Of course, a highlight of the … Continue reading Lucy Goes To Film Screenings: “Padre” Q&A and meeting Willem Dafoe!

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”

Short Film Saturdays: “The Black Hole”

  Rating: ★★★★★ This week, I’m throwing it all the way back to 2008 with a review of one of my favourite short films. I recently re-watched The Black Hole after all these years and really wanted to share it, and my thoughts, with you all. My first encounter with this short was during a Film Studies class back in Sixth Form, so this brings some welcome nostalgia … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “The Black Hole”

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

The clock is ticking: My thoughts on “2:HRS”

  Rating: ★★ The concept of knowing when you’re going to die is a fascinating one, and sparks many philosophical debates. Would you like to know so you can do everything you’ve wanted, or would you rather live in blissful ignorance and take life as it comes? Unfortunately for our protagonist, Tim, he doesn’t really get the opportunity to debate this after encountering a machine that … Continue reading The clock is ticking: My thoughts on “2:HRS”