My thoughts on the 2018 Palme d’Or winning film “Shoplifters”

Rating: ★★★★★ Last month I had the opportunity to attend a screening of Shoplifters, following its huge success at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The film was written and directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, and follows a large, multi-generational family who are living on the brink of poverty. They live in a cramped, very basic apartment in the heart of Tokyo, where those able to work all band … Continue reading My thoughts on the 2018 Palme d’Or winning film “Shoplifters”

“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!”

Short Film Saturdays: “The Super Recogniser”

  Rating: ★★★★★ This week I’m back with another review from Big Picture Film Club‘s ‘Conspiracy’ event. I’m so excited to share this with you guys as it was my favourite of the night, for reasons which I’ll delve into below. Shoutout to writer-director Jennifer Sheridan for speaking with me after the screening, it was so nice to meet you! The Super Recogniser follows Jacob, who is … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “The Super Recogniser”

Return to Hundred Acre Wood: A review of “Christopher Robin”

Rating: ★★★★ As a child I adored Winnie The Pooh. From owning soft toys of Pooh bear and his friends to playing Pooh sticks in the woods with my grandad, it shaped a lot of my childhood. Perhaps this explains why I was so drawn to this film from the day it was released. I was excited yet quietly apprehensive as you often are when your favourite childhood … Continue reading Return to Hundred Acre Wood: A review of “Christopher Robin”

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”

LGTH Scrapbook: an easy, creative way to preserve cinema tickets

Many of us love keeping hold of our cinema tickets. They hold so many memories: maybe you took someone special there, maybe it was your first time, or maybe you just really loved the film so you wanted to keep hold of it. Whatever your reason – keeping tickets is pretty awesome, and a great thing to look back on a few years (or even … Continue reading LGTH Scrapbook: an easy, creative way to preserve cinema tickets