In Fabric (2018)

It’s fair to say that if you are familiar with the work of writer/director Peter Strickland, you know exactly what to expect with each new release. With a strong style and clear thematic tendencies that are just as recognisable as bigger names like Tarantino, Scorsese or Lynch, you know that going in to a Strickland…

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Toy Story 4 (2019)

If this blog had existed in 2010, you would have no doubt come along to read how I thought Toy Story 3 was the perfect end to a pretty much perfect trilogy of Pixar movies that felt like they were specifically made with my generation in mind. Six years old with the first, ten years…

Brightburn (2019)

If you happened to catch my Avengers: Endgame review, you will know that I have been on a major super hero movie adventure so far in 2019. With all the Marvel lads now firmly under my belt, the world is officially my oyster. Now felt like a better time than ever to turn the tables…

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 at 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…

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…