Hillbilly Elegy (2020)

It might have seemed like a pipe dream a decade ago, but the truth is that Netflix is now one of the biggest contenders when it comes to showpiece film awards at the end of every cinematic year. From Roma to The Irishman to Marriage Story and more, Netflix has firmly established itself as a…

Run (2020)

Without a doubt, one of my favourite Hollywood career developments of the last decade has been the blossoming of Sarah Paulson into fully fledged spooky queen. She has consistently been the best thing about American Horror Story anthology for years, and her recent work on Netflix’s Ratched follows suit. Arriving just in time to catch…

Dreamland (2019)

In yet another slow week for high profile releases, I had to wait for Tuesday morning to finally get to something that was vaguely interesting to me. It came in the form of Dreamland, a film whose trailer hinted at Bonnie and Clyde vibes. Having just read a biography of the famous outlaw duo, the…

The Burnt Orange Heresy (2019)

As the UK returns to another month long period of long down, I must return to the tried and tested world of VOD for at least the next few weeks. Uncharacteristically, this time of year when I would usually be starting to encounter a string of real Oscar contenders is turning out to be rather…

The Craft: Legacy (2020)

As a kid born in the late 80s and growing up in the 90s, I’m here to let you know that The Craft was very much my shit. Anything adult/young adult leaning with an ooky spooky aesthetic and contemporary gothic theming like The Crow, Practical Magic, even Heathers, were the epitome of cool for me,…

The Witches (2020)

From Matilda to James & The Giant Peach to Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory and more, the various film adaptations of Roald Dahl classics were very much a formative and defining element of my childhood. They blended my love of literature with my love of film, and vitally for a kid who grew up…

Rebecca (2020)

Hello, my name is Amy, and I have a confession to make. Despite the cinephile that I profess to be, I have never seen Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca. It’s a cinematic sin for which I have always been meaning to atone, but for one reason or another, it has still yet to happen. I have, however,…

Carmilla (2019)

For someone whose interests very much fall across the categories of queer and gothic, I have to admit that I have been fairly ignorant of the centuries long prevalence of the Carmilla story. You would think that a lesbian vampire tale that predates Bram Stoker’s Dracula would have piqued my interest at some point along…

Saint Maud (2019)

You know it’s been a topsy turvy year when you make it half way through spooky season without having watched anything remotely spooky! Wanting to address this lack of seasonal content as quickly as possible, I was delighted to see the much talked about Saint Maud showing at my local cinema. Sadly, I feel it…

Kajillionaire (2020)

It seems weird to say considering the year of high profile postponements that we have had so far, but it very much feels that the past couple of weeks have seen the film world creep ever so slightly through the ajar door of awards season. Of course, at this point in time I have absolutely…