The Lighthouse (2019)

Here’s the deal, folks. I’m sick, like edge of death overreacting flu kind of sick. The perfect way to be right at the start of Oscars week, huh? As a result, I’m afraid my take on The Lighthouse might not be the most nuanced or intricate, but hey, I’m here, so I might as well…

Waves (2019)

In the run up to awards season, one name that I expected to see mentioned a lot more than it has been was Waves. Yet another interesting A24 project, the film had been on my radar for months, and by all accounts my expectations were high thanks to the reputation of the distributor and the…

Uncut Gems (2019)

I’ve had a long think about it today, and I honestly think that Mr. Deeds might be the only Adam Sandler film that I have ever seen the whole way through. And let’s be honest, I only watched that for Winona Ryder. I’m well aware that Sandler is a legend of sorts, but not one…

Mid90s (2018)

I might be turning thirty at the end of this year, but one thing that I don’t think will ever change is the love that I have for coming-of-age stories. Whether in TV, film or literature, there is something about seeing those tumultuous, turbulent stages of a person’s life unfold that always manages to capture…

First Reformed (2017)

If you are the kind of person who pays attention to the distributors of films, then you will be well aware that over the past few years the name A24 has come to represent the highest quality of cinema. Titles such as Hereditary, Lady Bird, The Florida Project, Free Fire, Moonlight and 20th Century Women are…

Hereditary (2018)

Have you noticed the change in attitude towards horror over the last few years? The majority of the 2000s were a rough time in the genre for anyone who wasn’t a fan of the gore porn offerings of Saw, Hostel, and god forbid, A Serbian Film. What makes for a fun sleepover experience doesn’t stand the…