Collabs: Strong Language & Violent Scenes ep 40: In Defence of… Jaws 3D (w/ Lucy Buglass)

I had SUCH a good time talking about the weird and wonderful Jaws 3D with Mitch and Andy from Strong Language & Violent Scenes! This was one of the funniest podcasts I’ve ever done, so much to take the mick out of. Anyone else love shitty shark films as much as Andy and I? Listen to our episode below and make sure you follow the guys at … Continue reading Collabs: Strong Language & Violent Scenes ep 40: In Defence of… Jaws 3D (w/ Lucy Buglass)

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 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”

2019 Goals & Resolutions | Lucy Goes To Hollywood

There’s no denying that 2018 was a very successful year for Lucy Goes To Hollywood. I met so many wonderful film fans, started writing for Jumpcut Online, frequently collaborated with podcasts such as Filmotomy, At The Flicks and Cinemania, and attended a variety of film screenings and events. I never thought I’d be able to achieve all of that in such a short space of time, … Continue reading 2019 Goals & Resolutions | Lucy Goes To Hollywood

Disappointingly Average: A review of “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”

Rating: ★★ 1/2 I love The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series. The Swedish films are excellent and David Fincher’s US adaptation was a decent watch too. Lisbeth Salander is such an iconic and well-written character, so her return to the big screen was met with much anticipation. With a new cast and new story I was looking forward to seeing it, catching a Limitless preview screening … Continue reading Disappointingly Average: A review of “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”

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

LKFF Review: “Breathless”

  Rating: ★★★ 1/2 Breathless is probably one of the most uncomfortable experiences I’ve ever had at the cinema. Shot in 35mm and riddled with close-ups, every punch, kick and act of violence is presented to us very explicitly. It was first released in 2008, but played at this year’s London Korean Film Festival with director and actor Yang-Ik Joon present for a Q&A. Hearing Yang … Continue reading LKFF Review: “Breathless”