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
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
I’m a big believer in Rotten Tomatoes and I’ve rarely been let down. I like not knowing the score before I see a movie, but most of the time, given I follow them on Instagram, that’s pretty difficult. My general rule is, the score is accurate plus or minus 10%. Given that it takes into account critics and audience, it generally knows what it’s on … Continue reading Higher or Lower
It’s been a really long time since I wrote on here, due to the fact that I’ve been travelling around Asia and Australia, but hopefully I’ll make it up by writing a lot over the next month. While I was away, and since I’ve been back, I was making my way through a long list of movies that I need to watch. Some I really, … Continue reading The Way, Way Underrated Film
The Big Sick is a film I actually didn’t expect to like. Lots of red flags, aside from the god-awful title. Firstly, it’s a rom-com. I’m not really a fan of rom-coms (aside from ‘Just Go With It’; that’s a modern classic), but yeah, rom-coms are not usually my thing. The tired formula of boy meets girl, boy dates girl, boy and girl fall out … Continue reading The Big Sick: The Best Rom-Com In Years?
So, the Oscars were the other night, and I massively failed my goal of writing about the Best Picture nominees. Oh well. I didn’t watch it live as it was in the middle of the night in the UK, but I have watched it back since and it seemed like a good show. Jimmy Kimmel was a great host (I loved the jetski thing), he … Continue reading My Thoughts on The Oscars That You Will Vastly Disagree With
First things first, I like this film. Just want to say that so it’s clear. ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ is a good film. It has an emotional narrative, it deals with important current issues, the acting is top draw and the camerawork is lovely for a film devoid of any huge set-pieces. But, I do think it’s been over-hyped. It should not win Best … Continue reading Three Actors Carrying a Slightly Over-Hyped Film
In just over a week, Hollywood’s biggest stars will all cram into a big venue and sit through a long evening of profound speeches and thank-you’s and tears, all interspersed with ‘sharp’, topical jokes from Jimmy Kimmel (I do actually like him to be fair). All in all, it’s pretty boring, we just want to know who wins the awards. All the awards are huge, … Continue reading Why ‘Lady Bird’ should win Best Picture at the Oscars
I, like many of the people that saw ‘Get Out’, know Jordan Peele as the hilarious sketch comedian from popular show ‘Key and Peele’. Their skits went viral, they were legends and rightly so, their stuff was hilarious. Peele in particular gained fame for his uncanny impression of Barack Obama. The point I’m trying to make is that, when I first heard that a Jordan … Continue reading ‘Get Out’ – Should You Believe the Hype?