Tag: Drama

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Two Brilliant TV Shows

I’ve been so good at regularly posting here so I thought I’d keep up momentum and talk about a couple of things I’ve been watching lately. One sexy thriller with two feisty leads, one horribly unsettling interpretation of what could happen to the country if we’re not careful – and both currently available on the BBC iPlayer. *Minor spoilers* Killing Eve (2018-2019) After a … Read More Two Brilliant TV Shows

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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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The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot

We’re back on our bullshit with a Free-for-all month, which if I’m honest is kind of my favourite theme outside of Halloween. This week we spend 90 minutes (and a bit) with one of the most elegant men in cinematic history. A legendary American war veteran is recruited to hunt a mythical creature. Sam Elliott • Aidan Turner • Caitlin FitzGerald • Larry Miller … Read More The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot

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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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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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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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Frida

I thought we’d go out with a bang on our last movie because our Based on a True Story Month has had mixed results – and not one, but two appearances by my least favourite Franco brother. I consider this movie to be the Queen of all biographies, a labour of love (in getting the film made) and a remarkable story rolled into one. … Read More Frida

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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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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

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The Category is… Live. Werk. Pose.

Pose is set in the world of 1987 and “looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the rise of the luxury universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world.” *Minor spoilers* I’m fashionably late to the Pose party but I’m so glad I made it. Based around the 1980’s NYC ballroom scene, it … Read More The Category is… Live. Werk. Pose.

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Fleabag

*Minor spoilers* Woooooo, Fleabag is back for a second series and I’m absolutely delighted! Written and starring the amazing Phoebe Waller-Bridge – the complex titular character Fleabag returns with new issues including a mammoth crush on a priest (Andrew Scott). Which is super hot, I won’t lie. Fleabag is brilliant because it’s touching, relate-able (remember when I had my own crush on a priest? … Read More Fleabag

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Fighting With My Family

Fighting With My Family (2019) A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment. Starring: Florence Pugh • Dwayne Johnson • Lena Headey • Vince Vaughn • Nick Frost *Minor spoilers* I love an underdog movie and the true story of Paige the WWE diva is a really … Read More Fighting With My Family