July 2021 in Film

This seems to be becoming a series! In July I saw: In The Earth, Things Heard & Seen, Deerskin, Black Widow and OLD. I won’t be including any non-new films from now on, or these posts would literally go on forever. In The Earth (2021) I really don’t know where to start with this. The […]

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June 2021 in Film

Last month I saw two 2021 movies and two movies that have been hanging around a while. So, instead of boring you with four separate reviews, I thought I’d go through them in one go. In the Heights (2021) On Tuesday I finally saw Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical In the Heights. The first thing I want […]

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Nobody

Nobody was such a joy. It was stylish, silly and had major John Wick vibes, with a hint of Better Call Saul and even American Beauty. Synopsis (Spoiler Free) In a nutshell, Nobody tells the story of Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk), a family man. Hutch has a normal life, he gets up, works out, drinks […]

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10 things the conjuring 3 got wrong

The newest instalment of the “Conjuring” franchise, aka “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”, is based on the true story of Arne Cheyenne Johnson and how Ed and Lorraine Warren helped him claim he had been possessed. The possession began with David Glatzel, the 11- year-old brother of Arne’s girlfriend, Debbie. During his […]

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Top 10 Films of 2020

It’s been a weird year for everyone, and film included. I’m itching to get back to the cinema, one of my most happy places. Luckily, I did get to attend the film festival and I’ve managed to fill many gaps through the wonders of streaming services. So here’s the list. Spoiler free! 10. Shirley In […]

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six films at the lff 2020

This year was a very different London Film Festival. Mostly taking place online, I managed to catch six films, three at the BFI and three digitally. Here’s my take on each. I’ve arranged them in the order I saw them, Honeymood Directed by Talya Lavie, this Isreali rom-com follows two newly-weds as they try and […]

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Ema

I usually quite enjoy confusing films, but this Chilean drama wasn’t a twisty-turning thrill, it was a series of events that didn’t quite fit together. Saying that, it had some redeeming qualities, and there were many enjoyable moments. The Plot in a Nutshell Ema is a young dancer and is in the process of leaving […]

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Tenet (No Spoilers)

Christopher Nolan’s Tenet show’s how he is not only a master of suspense, but also a genius of modern science fiction. This spy-thriller-twisty-turny story will probably end up as my favourite of the year, and not just because the cinemas have been shut. The Plot in a Nutshell The Protagonist (John David Washington) has to […]

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Saint Frances

Saint Frances is sweet and subtle and touching. It deals with issues that are sometimes so hard to admit we think about. Kelly O’Sullivan is fantastic as Bridget and I hope I get to see her again soon. The Plot in a Nutshell Bridget is a 34 year-old waitress whose friend has recommended her for […]

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The Assistant

A tense gem of a film that most of you will have missed The Assistant is beautifully simple and will also make you squirm. The Plot in a Nutshell Jane (Julia Garner) is a low level assistant at a company in the film industry. The film shows 24 hours in her life, from being the […]

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