Promising Young Woman (2020) ★★★★☆

A masterful caricature of revenge. Directed by Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman shines a not-so-bright light on the life of Cassie, a former medical student whose life has been turned upside down by the rape of her best friend, Nina. Cassie is left boiling over with rage. Despite the horrifying topics it addresses, Promising Young…

Hacksaw Ridge (2016) ★★★★★

“Help me get one more.”  Set in World War II, Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) enlists as a medic in the Army. Unlike the rest of the soldiers, and due to his own religious practices, Desmond refuses to use a weapon in battle, making him a conscientious objector. He faces a lot of opposition to his decision,…

La La Land (2016) ★★★★★

“Someone in the Crowd” could take you where you want to go.  Aspiring actress, Mia (Emma Stone), works as a barista in a coffee shop on the Warner Bros studio lot. She dreams of becoming an actress, but spends too much of her time auditioning for bad roles. Meanwhile, struggling jazz musician, Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), hopes to…

Ghostbusters (2016) ★★★★☆

Charge the lines, create the vortex, break the barriers.  Directed by Paul Feig, a revival from the 1984 classic has landed on the silver screen. It centrals on a villain obsessed with desiring for the apocalypse constructs a device that increases paranormal activity in hope of designing an opening between our world and the ghost dimension. In the meantime, three scientists, Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Jillian…

Drive (2011) ★★★★★

An Arthouse thriller like no other.  Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, Driver (Ryan Gosling) is a Los Angeles mechanic/stuntman by day, and a crime getaway driver by night. He is a man of very few words, and isn’t one for displaying emotion. All is running smoothly until the Driver meets his neighbours, Irene, whose husband is in…

Dazed and Confused (1993) ★★★★★

Makes you wish you were growing up in the 70’s.  Texas, 1976: it’s the last day of school at Lee High and the seniors are excited to start their summer with a bang. This includes partying, drinking, smoking weed and hassling the new freshmen. Boys are a target of being hit with a baseball bat, whilst the girls are coated in ketchup and raw…

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) ★★★★★

Something’s coming…  A young woman named Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), is involved in a bad car accident and wakes up finds herself locked in a room, chained to a wall by her leg. She soon realises she is in the company of two men: Howard (John Goodman) her captor, and Emmett (John Gallager Jr). Howard claims to have saved…

Top Ten: Underrated Films

Here are ten films that I like but aren’t so popular with the mainstream. These films tend not to get noticed, despite how wonderful they actually are. I could list many, but I selected a few which come to mind as of late. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below! Do you agree with my choices? 10. Like Sunday, Like…

Panic Room (2002) ★★★★☆

Will truly make your head spin.  After a sour break up with her husband (Patrick Bauchau), Meg Altman (Jodie Foster) and her daughter, Sarah (Kristen Stewart) have bought a new home in New York City. The first night spent in their new home doesn’t quite go to plan. Three intruders enter their house, resulting in the mother and daughter having to lock themselves away into…

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ★★★★☆

“A single crash of Cymbals and how it rocked the lives of an American family.” Revamping his 1934 thriller into an exotic, suspenseful adventure, Hitchcock makes excellent use of location, stunning chemistry between Doris Day and James Stewart, and the sharp story of what appears to be an average man, drawn into an assassination plot. “The Man Who Knew Too…