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…

A Rainy Day In New York (2019)

2020 is really going out of its way to be one of the craziest years in history. Seismic changes are happening in various corners of the globe, many for the better, all whilst we battle a life changing viral pandemic. Shit’s wild, right? I thought why not add more mayhem to the mix by, perhaps…

How To Build A Girl (2019)

After scraping around for what to watch for the last few weeks, it seems as though we’ve reached a stage in this cinema lockdown where the big boys are coming to the quarantine party. My next three reviews look set to be for high profile movies that I was always going to be watching in…