Tag: Film

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B&W Dreams

One of my colleagues asked me yesterday about my favourite black & white movies – and it got me to thinking about how many vintage movies I truly love and admire. I struggled a bit with picking an all-time fave but of course it’s King Kong, the first movie I remember making me cry. It is wholly responsible for my adult obsession with giant … Read More B&W Dreams

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Peelers

I sort of panic chose this movie because I’m disgustingly disorganised and I thought: strippers fighting tooth and nail against the infected? What’s not to love? Well… I should also DISCLAIMER this and say I got distracted a couple of times so this review might not be fully accurate. A small town strip club owner must defend her bar, her strippers and her life … Read More Peelers

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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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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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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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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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Pet Sematary

Sometimes Dead Is Better. Pet Sematary (2019) Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home. Starring: Jason Clarke • Amy Seimetz • John Lithgow *Minor spoilers* She won’t come back the same ~ Jud Hmmm. I waited … Read More Pet Sematary