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…

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…

Hope Gap (2019)

If you checked in with me last week, you will have read all about my bamboozlement and downright frustration at Tenet. Delighted to be back at the cinema, but less than delighted at a film that, besides not being a genre that I particularly love, was borderline and inaudible and narratively impenetrable. It’s safe to…

Come As You Are (2019)

Once upon a time the concept of taking a niche foreign film and adapting it into an English language piece for a wider audience was something reserved for the big boy powerhouse studios, but that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. This particular example comes through Samuel Goldwyn Films by the way of the…

Babyteeth (2019)

Huge news, guys, HUGE NEWS! I’ve booked my first ticket for an actual screening in an actual cinema, praise! With Christopher Nolan’s Tenet set to mark my reintroduction to the wonderful world of the movie theatre on August 26th, we really are in the home straight of my extended home watching experience. There’s been some…

Saint Frances (2019)

I’ve written before about how the Sundance Film Festival is something of an automatic seal of approval for me and my personal taste, and the same can pretty much be said for SXSW Film Festival as well. With previous faves like Booksmart, Atomic Blonde and Short Term 12 all making their mark at SXSW, I’m…

Clemency (2019)

Just the one review from me this week, I’m in the middle of recovering from laser eye surgery! Before I went under the knife (so to speak!), I managed to catch Clemency, a film that will forever be remembered by myself as the last motion picture I ever had to watch with the help of…

Proxima (2019)

It’s not a genre that I necessarily seek out, but there is something about the world of the ‘space movie’ that always manages to tempt me back in for one reason or another. I wouldn’t proclaim to be a sci-fi expert by any means, but some of my most memorable cinema experiences over the last…

Fanny Lye Deliver’d (2019)

If you know me, then you will know that my two biggest interests at school were English and History. Translating that into my passion for film, it’s fair to say that I’m a bit of a sucker for any kind of historical, period piece that gives audiences something a little bit different than what they…