Category: Film Review

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Double Bill: Godzilla: King of the Monsters & Late Night

A couple of movies I’ve seen recently, in bite-sized chunks. One gargantuan monster, one late night talk show host. I think the question we’re all now asking ourselves is: who would win in a fight between these two leads? My money’s on Emma Thompson. *Minor spoilers* The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides … Read More Double Bill: Godzilla: King of the Monsters & Late Night

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Ma

A lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn’t get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host. Octavia Spencer • Diana Silvers • Juliette Lewis Jesus. I think the main thing I took away from this film is that Ma and … Read More Ma

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The Perfection

Ummmmmmmmmm. I have A LOT of thoughts about this movie, though it will be really hard to explain it – because it is one of the weirdest rides I’ve ever been on. I think maybe going into the movie with no idea what you’re in for would be the best way to enjoy it – so maybe hold off this review until you’ve seen … Read More The Perfection

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Rocketman

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John‘s breakthrough years. Taron Egerton • Jamie Bell • Richard Madden I would happily of swerved this biopic had my friend Helen not been so excited about it. Her anticipation rubbed off on me, what can I say? I’m delighted that she changed my mind. Kingsman hottie Egerton plays Elton in this tribute to … Read More Rocketman

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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Super-assassin John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin’s guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head – he is the target of hit men and women everywhere. Keanu Reeves • Halle Berry • Ian McShane Johnny is back and he’s on a strict deadline, to get underground before he’s officially considered ‘excommunicado’ and therefore … Read More John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

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Booksmart

On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night. Kaitlyn Dever • Beanie Feldstein • Jessica Williams • Billie Lourd Olivia Wilde‘s first feature is near perfect and I can’t … Read More Booksmart

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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

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Avengers: Endgame

Nothing can prepare you for the end. Avengers: Endgame (2019) After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe. Starring: Chris Evans • Scarlett Johansson • Robert Downey Jr • Mark Ruffalo • Chris Hemsworth “Whatever … Read More Avengers: Endgame

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I Don’t Think You’re Ready For This Giallo

Last Thurday my fellow horror fiend Matt hosted Dario Night at his place. This consisted of a lot of snack food and a double bill of Dario Argento movies. Now this was an educational date, as my experience of the godfather of Italian Horror is shaky at best and consists of just three of his films – Phenomena, Two Evil Eyes (segment “The Black … Read More I Don’t Think You’re Ready For This Giallo

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Greta

Everyone Needs a Friend. Greta (2018) A young woman befriends a lonely widow who’s harboring a dark and deadly agenda toward her. Starring: Isabelle Huppert • Chloë Grace Moretz • Maika Monroe  *Minor spoilers* Huh. Knowing this is directed by The Crying Game’s Neil Jordan, you would naturally go in expecting a high quality thriller. What you actually get is an enjoyable, yet ultimately … Read More Greta

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Little

She woke up like This. Little (2019) A woman is transformed into her younger self at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear. Starring: Regina Hall • Issa Rae • Marsai Martin *Minor spoilers* A modern day, female-centric Big? You got me. This is a fun concept and it stars Insecure’s creator Issa Rae – what … Read More Little

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Mid90s

Fall. Get back up. Mid90s (2018) Follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 1990s-era Los Angeles who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop. Starring: Sunny Suljic • Katherine Waterston • Lucas Hedges *Minor spoilers* You literally take the hardest hits out of anybody I’d ever seen in my … Read More Mid90s