Category Archive: Reviews

Yorgos Lanthimos’ dramedy THE FAVOURITE (2018) is missing a compelling story

A period piece set in 18th century England, The Favourite follows Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) who tends to the Queen’s health. However when a new… Continue reading

VELVET BUZZSAW (2019) is a swing and a miss for Dan Gilroy

Velvet Buzzsaw is one of the most uniquely titled films of the year and after enduring it I still couldn’t tell you exactly why it’s titled this aside from the fact that it… Continue reading

MARY POPPINS RETURNS (2018) with another magical family adventure

It has been some time since Mary Poppins last visited the Banks children but she’s returned to instil some magic and positivity into the lives of the Banks family. Mary Poppins Returns takes… Continue reading

Alfonso Cuarón’s ROMA (2018) is an emotionally driven autobiographical work of art

Roma is Alfonso Cuarón‘s “90% autobiographical film” about a middle-class family living in 1970’s Mexico City as seen through the life of their maid Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio). Directed, written, produced, filmed, and co-edited… Continue reading

M. Night Shyamalan’s GLASS (2019) delivers an unexpected and dramatic conclusion to his ‘Unbreakable’ trilogy

Glass is a psychological thriller and the final step to M. Night Shyamalan‘s trilogy of grounded superhero films, and it only took us 19 years to get here. It’s a sequel to both… Continue reading

AQUAMAN (2018) delivers thrilling action and an entertaining story

Aquaman is the next entry in DC’s own cinematic universe and follows the titular character post Justice League as he fights for his people both on land and in the sea, with a… Continue reading

Netflix’s YOU builds tension well but can’t hold it

You is a drama thriller following Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), a bookstore manager by day and stalker by day and night who sets his sights on the woman of his dreams and does… Continue reading

Netflix’s BLACK MIRROR: BANDERSNATCH (2018) gives you the illusion of choice

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch takes the form of a choose-your-own-adventure film, an experiment by Netflix that allows the viewer to make storyline choices for the protagonist leading to a range of possible endings… But… Continue reading

Most Anticipated Films of 2019 – Will it shatter expectations?

POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR PREVIOUS FILMS IN THE FRANCHISES MENTIONED BELOW So another year is behind us and now we look forward to the biggest films 2019 has to offer and what I am… Continue reading

Rami Malek is at his phenomenal best in BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (2018)

Bohemian Rhapsody covers the story of the rise of Queen and Freddie Mercury leading up to their famous Live Aid performance in 1985 accompanied by the presence of their incredible discography. Give me… Continue reading