Rating: ★★★ I have to admit, when I first saw the trailer for Shazam!, I felt pretty underwhelmed. It didn’t seem like the kind of film I’d enjoy. I often get tired of cringey, over the top humour, which is basically what the trailer was packed full of. Having said all of this, I ended up being pleasantly surprised by the film after agreeing … Continue reading Not as bad as I was expecting: My thoughts on “Shazam!”
I’ve never spoken about my all time favourite film at length on a podcast before, so I was delighted to have the opportunity to do so on The Pick of the Flicks. Thank you so much to Tom Beasley and Flickering Myth for having me on, this was so much fun and I really hope you enjoyed it too! Take a listen and make sure you … Continue reading Collabs: The Silence of the Lambs with blogger Lucy Buglass – The Pick of the Flicks Podcast #28
Rating: ★★★★★ Cho Kyu-Jang’s cat-and-mouse thriller is definitely one of my favourites from this year’s London Korean Film Festival. The film follows businessman Sang-hoon as he drunkenly returns to his apartment one evening, only to witness a horrific murder right outside his complex. Before he has a chance to call for help, the killer looks up, and the two make eye contact. Paralysed by fear, he chooses not … Continue reading LKFF Review: “The Witness”
Rating: ★★★ Deciding to have a baby is a big step in many couples’ lives, but sometimes, things don’t always go according to plan. Carlos Marques-Marcet’s Anchor and Hope follows two lesbian women who, one drunken night, decide to use their friend’s sperm in order to have a child of their own. It’s not a decision that should be taken lightly, but makes for an interesting story nonetheless. Insemination is … Continue reading “Anchor and Hope”: A heart-wrenching portrait of parenthood & sexuality
Rating: ★★★ Happy Halloween everyone! What better way to celebrate than with my review of the latest in the Halloween franchise? 40 years after John Carpenter’s iconic horror film, we are greeted with a brand new instalment in Michael Myers’ saga. It feels like a really special moment for horror fans, as we reflect on the original decades later. The opening credits pay homage to the 1978 … Continue reading Halloween 2018: Michael’s back, back again
This month I was invited to the London preview of Padre, a new film by Italian director Giada Colagrande. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and a pleasure to spend it with so many likeminded film fans. The event took place at Regent Street Cinema, a venue I hadn’t been to before but look forward to visiting again soon. Of course, a highlight of the … Continue reading Lucy Goes To Film Screenings: “Padre” Q&A and meeting Willem Dafoe!
Rating: ★★★★ Yes, I know what you’re thinking. This isn’t really the kind of film I’m particularly fond of. Everything about it screams ‘cheesy rom-com’, just look at that poster. But, I’m happy to say I walked away from this film feeling so glad that I had watched it. This is a classic example of not judging a film by its poster or trailer, as it … Continue reading A Rom-Com with Substance: My thoughts on “Crazy Rich Asians”
Rating: ★★★★★ This week, I’m throwing it all the way back to 2008 with a review of one of my favourite short films. I recently re-watched The Black Hole after all these years and really wanted to share it, and my thoughts, with you all. My first encounter with this short was during a Film Studies class back in Sixth Form, so this brings some welcome nostalgia for … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “The Black Hole”