Gloria Bell (2018)

From Michael Haneke’s Funny Games to Takashi Shimizu’s The Grudge, there has been a fairly rich history of filmmakers taking another stab one of their successful works, most commonly to bring their original foreign language film to a wider English speaking audience. Hot off the heels of his Oscar winning A Fantastic Woman and his…

Late Night (2019)

Once upon a time, phrases like ‘female lead’ and ‘female centric’ were all a film needed to have attached to them to spark my interest and have me looking upon them in an immediately positive light. I’m sure there are plenty of movies from the last decade or so that I liked more than they…

Sunset (2018)

Nothing screams ‘kick the blockbuster summer off’ than a two and half hour foreign language period drama, am I right? With the likes of Aladdin already under my belt and things like The Lion King still to come, I took advantage of the smallest screen in my local multiplex to go and see the latest offering…

Booksmart (2019)

In a slight diversion from the norm, it’s fair to say that many of the high profile ‘coming of age’ tales in cinema over the last year have been focused on much younger characters that we have been used to before. Both Eighth Grade and Mid90s, two films that I absolutely loved, featured protagonists no…

Rocketman (2019)

The likes of Freddie Mercury and Elton John have always been frontrunners in the conversation for Britain’s greatest ever musical personalities and talents, so it seems fitting that their biopics should come out so soon one after the other. Whilst pretty much the only thing that impressed me about last year’s Bohemian Rhapsody was Rami…

Aladdin (2019)

In my household growing up, Aladdin was a huge, huge deal. Being the older sister of a little brother, the Disney catalogue at that point had few films that could entertain us both in equal measure, and as a result the 1992 animated classic is probably the animated feature that I have seen most in…

Birds Of Passage (2018)

I’m lucky enough to have a Curzon as my local multiplex cinema, and that means that in the same week that I see a big commercial crowd pleaser like Pokémon Detective Pikachu, I can then also hope across the hallway to see something like Birds Of Passage. Diversity and versatility is the thing that I…