Month: July 2018

Work Blogging Across the Universe

I’ve started writing for my work blog and the results have been interesting. I’ve had some really genuine and lovely feedback from people I don’t know very well (as well as close colleagues and friends) – and I’ve had more than a couple of moments of pure and utter anxiety about whether I’ve said too much. I never want to hide who I am, … Read More Work Blogging Across the Universe

Margarita with a Straw (Film) Review

An Indian coming-of-age tale this week and it’s a pretty nice one really. Certainly more joyful than the fucking miserable Duck Butter from last week. Thank God because I was not down for that much introspection again, not for a while anyway. *Spoilers* Margarita with a Straw (2014) IMDB Synopsis A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves her home in India to study … Read More Margarita with a Straw (Film) Review

Skyscraper

Skyscraper (2018) IMDB Synopsis A father goes to great lengths to save his family from a burning skyscraper. *Spoilers* This film does exactly what it says on the tin. Dwayne Johnson is Will Sawyer, a security expert (with a past) who is currently consulting in Hong Kong for ambitious Zhao Long Ji (Chin Han) on the tallest skycraper in the world. It really is … Read More Skyscraper

The First Purge

The First Purge (2018) IMDB Synopsis After the rise of a third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, an experiment is conducted, no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one must stay during the experiment yet there is $5,000 for anyone who does. *Spoilers* So this is where The Purge began, huh? As an experiment introduced by rich white folk … Read More The First Purge

Marrowbone

The Secret of Marrowbone (2018) or Marrowbone (original and much better title) IMDB Synopsis A young man and his three younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live. *Spoilers* Sometimes I’m in the mood for something gentle and spooky, much like … Read More Marrowbone

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) IMDB Synopsis The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro. *Spoilers* This film has a crazy cool cast which doesn’t hurt it one bit. While our leads, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin are supported by the mighty Catherine … Read More Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Hereditary – Second Viewing

*Slightly spoiler-y* I’ve already reviewed Hereditary here but I managed to catch it again last week, just before it left the theaters in Brighton. I absolutely love it and more so on second viewing. It is such a unique experience and while it isn’t perfect (what the hell is?), it’s a brilliant achievement for Director Ari Aster and his team.  If Toni Collette isn’t nommed in next year’s … Read More Hereditary – Second Viewing

Whitney

Whitney (2018) IMDB Synopsis An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston. There’s not a lot to say by way of a narrative here. Most of us have a rough idea of the life story of one of the most famous stars of all time – and it’s a tragic one, obviously. What Whitney does is fill in a few blanks and … Read More Whitney

Duck Butter (Film) Review

I’ve come to the conclusion that I am really not a fan of ‘the disintegration of a relationship’ movies – or Doom Coms™? This probably says an awful lot about me, that I can’t handle the truth, but there it is. Blue Valentine had me cringing and praying for it to end and there have been many films of the same ilk since. Duck … Read More Duck Butter (Film) Review

Sun Bores

If there’s one thing worst than melting in the middle of a Great British heatwave, it is having to deal with all the people with Opinions™. If it’s not being bitchy about what people should wear (whether they be too fat, too thin, too pale, too leathery, too made up), it’s what they choose to do to keep cool. Honestly, can you just fuck … Read More Sun Bores

The Firefly (Film) Review

Jill and I settled on Gay July because we’ve always had pretty good success with LGBTQIA films within the collab – and there are some great ones on Netflix at the moment. So let’s kick back with this Colombian love story, shall we? *Spoilers* The Firefly (2013) or La luciérnaga (original title) IMDB Synopsis After the sudden death of her estranged brother, Lucia accidentally … Read More The Firefly (Film) Review

Dreams Can Come True (But I really hope they don’t)

I’ve always been a dreamer but lately (and for a long while now) I’ve literally been a dreamer – every night I have dreams so vivid I have no fucking clue how to process them. Or even if dreams really do mean half as much as we give them credit for. I’m thinking of getting a dream journal so I can work through them … Read More Dreams Can Come True (But I really hope they don’t)