…Four and a Half Films at the LFF

This year I saw five films at the London Film Festival: Wounds, Jo Jo Rabbit, The Lighthouse, Knives out and…the surprise film! Here I look at each one, giving my opinions on which you have to keep an eye out for. Wounds Director/Writer: Babak Anvari Starring: Armie Hammer, Dakota Johnson, Zazie Beetz After a fight […]

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…Midsommar (spoiler heavy long read)

I still can’t put my finger on it, and maybe writing this will help, but there was (as with Hereditary) something missing… Warning: Spoiler HEAVY I’ve been mulling over this for a while now, and I can’t work it out, but there was something about Midsommar that didn’t sit with me. So I’m going to […]

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… The Dead Don’t Die (spoiler free review)

Jim Jarmusch’s latest film is a wonderful comedy horror with a few small things that it could have done without… Spoiler Free! Plot The town of Centerville is a sleepy town with only three police (Bill Murray, Adam Driver and Chloë Sevigny), a small diner, a run down gas station run by comic book nerd […]

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…Woman at War (Film Review)

Beautiful, tense, funny and slightly surreal, Woman at War ticked all my boxes. Warning: Spoilers Plot Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir), who in her day-to-day life is a choir conductor, is also an eco-warrior. The film begins with one of her attempts to call attention to the Rio Tinto aluminium plant’s impact on the environment – by […]

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…High Life (Film Review)

If Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are competing for the prize of who can get furthest away from Twilight, High Life may well give Pattinson the edge… Warning: Spoilers Plot Monte, a father, (Robert Pattinson) and his baby daughter Willow (later played by Jessie Ross as a teenager) are drifting through space – they are […]

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…Dumbo (Film Review)

Tim Burton’s reimagining of Dumbo has a super cute elephant…but not much else. Warning: Spoilers (but not many, as this is a remake) Plot It’s 1919 and Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) returns to his motherless children after loosing an arm in the First World War. ‘Call me Holt!’ Farrier and his children live with the […]

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…Us (Film Review)

Jordan Peele’s eagerly awaited second movie is nothing on Get Out, but still an enjoyable modern horror. Warning: Minor Spoilers Plot A family visit their holiday home near the beach of Santa Cruz. The mother, Adelaide, had a bad experience as a child at the funfair at Santa Cruz and begins to wonder if that […]

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…Mary Queen of Scots (Film Review)

In the wake of the astoundingly popular The Favourite, it’s easy to see why Mary Queen of Scots would be both highly anticipated and bitterly disappointing. The Basic Plot The movie opens with a short explanation of Mary’s life so far – that she was married at 15 and widowed at 18; she then returned […]

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…La La Land: A Love Letter

For those of you who read my blog regularly, you’ll know that last week I saw RENT and it was an emotional experience for me. I felt like my was heart sad and my soul needed repairing. Musicals and plays do this to me; they make me feel something very personal, a connection to the […]

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…Passengers (Film Review)

Passengers or, proof that fantastic actors can’t necessarily make up for bad writing, the Sci-Fi, Romance/Stockholm Syndrome movie WARNING: Spoilers. Plot Jim (Chris Pratt) wakes up. He is on a space station that is sending 5,000 passengers (and some crew) to a new planet, so start a new life. However, there’s something wrong. He’s woken […]

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