I managed to see Parasite on the day it came out in the UK, which was a great experience. I’d been clamouring to see it since it came out in the US, and contemplated finding a stream for it, but was just desperate to see it the way it was intended to be seen. Me and my mates usually go to the local Odeon, where … Continue reading Parasite – A Few Months On
At the request of Damian, this is a guide for parents or older siblings who are wondering what they should put on TV for their kids to keep them entertained, and maybe even help them learn something. Don’t get me wrong, everyone loves a Will Ferrell movie, but once you’re watching Daddy’s Home followed by Get Hard, it’s easy for parents to get bored. So … Continue reading How to Entertain Your Kids During Lockdown
I have a big list of movies to get through while we’re locked down. There are about 50 on there, ranging from huge ones I really should have seen (Gravity), to bonkers ones that have always intimidated me (Holy Motors), to newer ones that I’ve not been able to get to yet (Little Women). Surprisingly for someone pretty young, there were also a large number … Continue reading Tiers of Animation
This list isn’t just aimed at my family and friends, although they should definitley watch at least a few of these, because I don’t think they have. Everyone’s gonna be locked in for a few weeks, and there’s nothing better to do than watch a tonne of movies (and revise for second-year exams). I’ve tried to make this a list of ones that you may … Continue reading Top 10 Movies to Watch in Quarantine
There’s been a few things I’ve watched recently that have brought this subject to the forefront of my mind. I finally watched Afterlife and Sex Education on Netflix (which were both excellent, particularly Afterlife), and I’ve also rewatched Logan Lucky, seen Marriage Story and listened to the Black Men Can’t Jump in Hollywood episode about Moonlight. And I would argue that central to all of … Continue reading Modern Masculinity in Cinema and TV
Marriage Story made me happy and sad, and I’m not talking about what happened in the film. One on hand, I was glad that Netflix were taking on a film that was actually good, great even. Director Noah Baumbach was allowed the creative freedom to make a spectacular film, with truly some of the best acting you could ever hope to see. Seriously, this film … Continue reading The Adam Driver Story: Why Marriage Story Will Win All the Awards
This is a very subjective topic, and almost certainly no one will agree with me, but let’s go anyway. When the decade began, I was 12, so it’s safe to say this is definitely the decade where my love for film has developed. I very specifically remember a day in 2009 when me and my dad were going to go to the cinema, and he … Continue reading Top 19 Films of the 2010s in 2019
I was really looking forward to this movie. I think I’m one of the few people who had loved both the ones that came before. The Last Jedi I’ll admit hasn’t aged well with me, and I don’t love it as much as I did, but while there are parts I don’t like, I appreciate Rian Johnson doing something new with Star Wars, and I … Continue reading The Rise of Skywalker: Spoilers Review
After months of anticipation, I finally went to see Knives Out with my mates the other day. My expectations were sky-high, which is always dangerous. It made it a very, very difficult task to live up to my expectations. I’d watched the trailer a million times, watched all the press junkets, and had banged on about it non-stop. I’m a huge Rian Johnson fan, and … Continue reading Knives Out: The Best Film of 2019?
Let’s cut to the chase, this is a bad film. I did not like it. Which was really disappointing because I really wanted to love it, and from the trailers I really thought I would love it. I’m a big, big Joaquin Phoenix fan, as everyone is, and I thought Todd Phillips was an interesting person to direct. All the press junkets leading up to … Continue reading Joker: Brilliant Social Commentary or Absolute Flop?