Tully (2018)

It’s fair to say that when your very first feature film script picks up the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, the rest of your career is bound to be looked at through a stronger lens. That certainly seems to have been the case for Diablo Cody. 2007’s Juno hurled her in to the limelight,…

Advertisements

Mary And The Witch’s Flower (2017)

My relationship with Japanese anime is what one might call ‘basic’. I, along with every other child of the time, was fully swept along with the Pokemon phenomenon wave of the late 90s/early 00s, and in the following years have sampled and enjoyed the highlights of the iconic Studio Ghibli like Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s…

Beast (2017)

The last film I reviewed on this blog was set in Guernsey, and this week we’re hopping across the Channel to the island of Jersey for Michael Pearson’s directorial debut Beast. Their close locations promise to be the only thing the two picture have in common, however, with the former being a quaint, comfortable period drama…

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

  There is nothing that cements the period between awards season and summer blockbuster season quite like a strangely titled, twee British drama starring all of the tried and tested period piece players from the last decade. Before cinema screens are overrun with Marvel fans clambering to see Avengers: Infinity War, my friend and I,…

Love, Simon (2018)

If, like myself, you have been paying any kind of attention to LGBT+ cinema over the years, you will know that there has never been a major studio motion picture centred on a gay teen romance. Just let that sink in for a second. Not two months ago a film about a sexual relationship between…

A Quiet Place (2018)

Even if it doesn’t happen to be your favourite genre, there is nothing quite like going to the cinema with a friend to see a horror movie. More than any other kind of film, a monster flick lends itself to a group environment, with the more reactionary the crowd, the more enhanced the experience. Ironically,…

Wonderstruck (2017)

Is it just me, or did Wonderstruck, Todd Hayne’s latest directorial offering, have one of the most confusing and misleading trailers of all time? Perhaps I was tired when I watched it, perhaps I’m just a dummy, but I honestly went in to the film expecting to see some sort of time travel, multiple lives…