I Care a Lot (2021) ★★★★☆

“All I do every day is care…” Directed by J Blakeson, I Care a Lot tells the story of Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike) — a “Legal Guardian” who finds herself a little caught out this time around. Scamming the elderly for profit is what Marla excels in, particularly robbing their assets and everything they’re worth. While…

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…

Top 5: TV Shows to watch in 2021

The only screen fit for lockdown is the small screen. And it’s the strongest bond we’ve ever had with it, having endured months on end stuck in the not-so-great indoors. So, here’s a few more delightful shows for you in hope that you get the escapism you truly deserve from this bonkers year. 5. The…

Wandavision (2021) ★★☆☆☆

Save your vision and wander elsewhere. “Oh my, look…it’s black and white, in 4:3 and has a laugh track! That means it’s great TV!” Or not. While the show’s aesthetic might look like a dazzling Old Hollywood 50s piece; its content doesn’t hold a candle. Even when Marvel manages to secure a great premise, they…

The Invisible Man (2020) ★★★★☆

“He said that wherever I went, he would find me, walk right up to me, and I wouldn’t be able to see him.” After Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss) runs away from a toxic relationship with Adrian (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), she can finally start to relax. A strange series of events begin to happen and she must prove…

& Juliet | Theatre Review ★★★★☆

“What if Juliet didn’t kill herself?” In the streets of Verona, all is not what it seems. Shakespeare and his wife Anne Hathaway take hold of the quill one last time and rewrite the tragedy of the star-crossed lovers. Hang on, so Juliet doesn’t kill herself over a boy after all? Shocking considering their “very…

Top 5: Watches During Lockdown

I’m back. And I’m still watching…film after film, of course. One of the benefits lockdown has graced me with, is being able to dive headfirst back into the glorious world of film. Which, admittedly, our reunion was long overdue. Work-life got busy and film was only consumed in frustratingly small doses. You could say my…

Moonlight (2016) ★★★★☆

Sticks to subtly, and veers clear of clichés.  Narrated at three different points of his life, Chiron’s story is based on growing up in a rough neighbourhood in the slums of Miami. Drugs, violence and acceptance all play a crucial role in his upbringing. Chiron’s mother, Paula (Naomie Harris) happens to be a drug addict, while…

Moana (2016) ★★★★☆

Returning to Disney’s classic formula with tiki’s and grass skirts.  In Ancient Polynesia, Daughter of the chieftain of their island, Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) sets out on an adventure to seek the infamous demigod, Maui (Dwayne Johnson) in hope to persuade him to return the heart of the goddess Te Fiti, which he stole many centuries ago. With…

The Founder (2016) ★★★☆☆

The Wiener takes it all.  In his 50’s, Salesman, Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), decides to switch up his living, from selling milkshake mixers, to becoming the head of the infamous fast food giant, McDonald’s. He soon forces the McDonald brothers out of their own business, and steals the spotlight all for himself. John Lee Hancock directs…