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. This is a classic example of not judging a film by its poster or trailer, as it has so … 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”

“King of Thieves”: A Surprisingly Disappointing Heist Film

Rating: ★★   Upon seeing King of Thieves listed as a Limitless preview screening, I immediately snapped up the opportunity to see it because I had been looking forward to it since the first trailer I saw. With a well-known cast, an iconic real life heist story, and a classic ‘British crime’ aura, I was anticipating something great. I really can’t understand how they managed to mess … Continue reading “King of Thieves”: A Surprisingly Disappointing Heist Film

Short Film Saturdays: “Maren”

Rating: ★★★ 1/2 Maren is a German-language short film about a woman who plans to meet her husband for dinner, but finds death personified at the table instead. It’s a delightfully morbid concept that I was very excited to learn more about, as I love anything psychologically thrilling. Thank you to writer/director Ludo Vici for getting in touch and sending it my way. Straight away, I was … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “Maren”

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”

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”

Short Film Saturdays: “New York City Sketchbook”

  Rating: ★★★★ 1/2 Sketchbooks are commonplace amongst artists, but have you ever seen one come to life before? In Willy Hartland’s New York City Sketchbook, we see the candid and honest sketches move before our eyes as they tell a story within this iconic city that provides a backdrop for many films and TV shows; a city that we all know even if we haven’t set foot in … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “New York City Sketchbook”