In the past couple of weeks, I have alienated my film friends with confessions that I haven’t seen films such as The Thing, It Follows and Tremors. It’s understandable really, as they’re all classics and people have really strong thoughts about them.Continue reading “Introducing… How Haven’t I Seen This?”
Rating: ★★★ 1/2
Whilst comic book films aren’t necessarily my area of expertise, I have been known to enjoy a few of them over the years.
Last year, Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite won the coveted Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Since then, it’s received plenty more awards, and has been the big film on every cinephile’s lips for months.
Rating: ★★★ 1/2
I wasn’t aware of Richard Jewell’s story until I saw a trailer for Clint Eastwood’s film. But the fact it was based on reality made it even more compelling.
Beyond the classic titles, my knowledge of the war film genre isn’t wonderful. That’s why I was so stunned when Sam Mendes’ 1917 ended up being one of the best films I’ve ever seen.
In this week’s instalment, Jonnie Barrow speaks to us about the devastating loss of his mum when he was just 20 years old. He gives plenty of great examples of films that examine grief, and I’m sure it’ll be an essay that will resonate with many of you. Thank you Jonnie for opening up about your experiences. You can follow Jonnie on Twitter. TRIGGER WARNING(S): … Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: Jonnie Barrow
Due to its ensemble cast, gorgeous aesthetics and whodunit storyline, it’s safe to say that I had high expectations for Knives Out.
I’m so happy to be kicking off Mental Health Mondays with a personal essay from someone I really admire. Jaime is a filmmaker and founder of the brilliant Share A Scare campaign, which gives back to some charities. Thank you to Jaime for feeling able to open up and share his relationship with his self-described ‘cinema warrior’. None of this has been edited by me, … Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: Jaime Burchardt