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…

Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)

When it comes to Pokémon, let’s just say that I was the perfect age to be placed in the thick of the phenomenon. I played the Game Boy games, I collected the cards, I even owned a bunch of those blue pebbles that hardly anyone knew what to do actually do with, it was a…

High Life (2018)

From Aliens to The Martian to Gravity and beyond, there is something about the concept of survival and existence in space that really floats my boat when it comes to cinema. I’m by no means a sci-fi aficionado, but the way that the vastness and oftentimes hopelessness of space strips characters down to their bare…

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile (2019)

For as long as I can remember, I have been morbidly obsessed with serial killers. The thing about being a true crime fanatic is that the worse the crimes are, the more you are drawn to their details, and in the world of serial killings it doesn’t get much worse than Ted Bundy. The notorious…

Vox Lux (2018)

It’s fair to say that the last six or so months has well and truly spoilt us when it comes to musical based, female centric rise and fall type film narratives. We got something relatively traditional in the form of the fourth version of A Star Is Born, something more rustic and raw in the…

Eighth Grade (2018)

You know how much I hate it when the UK gets shafted by film releases and has to wait ages and AGES to see movies that have been out in the US for months? Well, Eighth Grade might just be the worst case of this for some time. With an initial release date of July…