Ammonite (2020)

Maybe it says more about the content that I seek out, but it feels like 2020 has been a busier than usual year on the sapphic romance front? I began the year with the sensational Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, was given one of my most pleasant surprises of the year by Kajillionaire, and…

Mary And The Witch’s Flower (2017)

My relationship with Japanese anime is what one might call ‘basic’. I, along with every other child of the time, was fully swept along with the Pokemon phenomenon wave of the late 90s/early 00s, and in the following years have sampled and enjoyed the highlights of the iconic Studio Ghibli like Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s…

Wonder Wheel (2017)

I know, I know. Given the current climate in Hollywood and across the film industry in general over the past year, the decision to watch a Woody Allen film in 2018 feels like the furthest thing from a good idea. Welcome to the post Oscars cinematic calendar landscape, a strange and confusing time of the…

Insurgent (2015)

It seems as though all I have been doing for the past few weeks is watching films starring Shailene Woodley. I was forced by a friend to sit through a second viewing of The Fault In Our Stars (a film that I really did not like), and subsequently caught her starring role in White Bird…

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Divergent (2014)

Based on the critically acclaimed young adult novels by writer Veronica Roth, Divergent is the first in a trilogy of sci-fi fantasy films hoping to create a similar following and legacy to that of The Hunger Games franchise. Set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic version of Chicago, society has been divided in to five factions depending…

Labor Day (2013)

Whilst Kevin Hart has taken up most of my cinema viewing over the past few weeks with Ride Along and About Last Night, it appears as though Kate Winslet is following suit with a double bill of releases in late March and early April. The first of these releases is Labor Day, an adaptation of…

Top Ten: Oscar Speeches

The biggest night of the film calendar is almost upon us, and rather than burden you all with yet another predictions post, I thought I would honour the Academy Awards by listing my ten favourite acceptance speeches. The question of ‘what would you say’ is one I often ponder whilst in the shower or on…