Month: May 2019

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Cujo

I’ve spend most of this week feeling slightly bummed out and I swear to god it’s Stephen King’s fault. I know I’m way behind on Cujo’s story but I did not expect to end in such a devastating way – I guess that’s why it’s so effective. While you’ve got your eye firmly planted on Cujo, you don’t think about anything else. Most readers … Read More Cujo

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Paranoid Android

A quickie! I’m having a creative slump AGAIN so can’t be arsed to get into regular posting at the moment, even though I’ve got shed loads of reviews piling up. I’ll get to them at the weekend I guess. It’s just sometimes life is hard and I feel tired and slightly depressed. Not enough not to function but enough to know I’m not myself. … Read More Paranoid Android

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Crooked House

Who doesn’t love a damn good whodunit? I love all the (mostly incorrect) guessing, the red herrings and the final reveal – it’s all so deliciously satisfying. But does this tale suffer for not having a stong central character à la Miss Marple/Hercule Poirot? We’ll see. Crooked House (2017) In Agatha Christie’s most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to … Read More Crooked House

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What Anxiety Looks Like To Me

I think about most things way too much but one of those things is anxiety itself. It can be all-consuming and exhausting. Nobody wants to spend that much time looking inward and fretting that they’re a terrible person with no potential. But that’s what it does to you – it’s the voice in your head that whispers you’re a fool with bad jokes and … Read More What Anxiety Looks Like To Me

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Daughters of the Dust

Costume Drama Month is going okay, if a little dull last week. This week’s pick however feels like a dream. It’s more of a poem than a movie – and it’s deeply beautiful. It also inspired some of the imagery in Beyoncé‘s Lemonade so make of that what you will. Daughters of the Dust (1991) Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea … Read More Daughters of the Dust

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Get Me Bodied

I wrote this for my work blog but thought I’d share it here too because… I’m lazy. I’ve talked about my “complicated relationship” with this old carcass I call a body before but I’ve been thinking about it again in relation to Mental Health Awareness this week because the theme this time is Body Image – and how we think and feel about our … Read More Get Me Bodied

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A Royal Night Out

This week’s movie could have featured in last month’s Based on a True Story month as well as this one, which is a really dull fact I realise. But it is ‘Inspired by True Events’ and that makes it pretty cool in my book, even if the overall product didn’t blow me away. A Royal Night Out (2015) On V.E. Day in 1945, as … Read More A Royal Night Out

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Lady J

This May we’re going to do costume dramas because we fucking want to. No other reason. I do love a good costume piece, I won’t lie. All those heaving breasts and swishing bustles – delicious. This week’s pick is no exception and looks at broken hearts, vengeance and pure desperation. Lady J (2018) or Mademoiselle de Joncquières (original title) Fooled by a notorious libertine, … Read More Lady J

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Haunting on Fraternity Row – I Watch Them So You Don’t Have To

Welcome to the second post in my I Watch Them So You Don’t Have To series (see #1 here). I thought it might be fun to share some of the lesser recognised horror ‘gems’ I stumble across, just because. I’m quite sure nobody else really cares but I do. I love the idea of people getting the films they want to make made, usually … Read More Haunting on Fraternity Row – I Watch Them So You Don’t Have To