Review: Tracks (2018) – An Uproarious Backpack Through Europe [Raindance Film Festival 2018]

What is the history of Europe if not a constant cycle of relationship breakdowns followed by conflict? While I doubt British indie filmmaker Jamie Patterson had this in mind when … Continue reading Review: Tracks (2018) – An Uproarious Backpack Through Europe [Raindance Film Festival 2018]

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Review: Basmati Blues (2017) – A Bubbly But Bland Bollywood Movie

Well this is a first. For those of you living around the world, you may not know that the United Kingdom has quite a significant South-Asian population. Mostly this is … Continue reading Review: Basmati Blues (2017) – A Bubbly But Bland Bollywood Movie

Review: Set It Up (2018) – A Super Cute Rom-Com With Fantastic Chemistry

Having worked in the theatre industry for nearly 12 years, it’s no surprise to say that I get to work with a lot of celebrities. From Hollywood, Broadway and the … Continue reading Review: Set It Up (2018) – A Super Cute Rom-Com With Fantastic Chemistry

Review: I Feel Pretty (2018) – Literally One Of The Most Depressing Comedies I’ve Ever Seen

Though Amy Schumer’s last film, Snatched, wasn’t quite up to par, I Feel Pretty is a return to the Trainwreck mold. In essence, a down-on-her-luck woman trying to make a … Continue reading Review: I Feel Pretty (2018) – Literally One Of The Most Depressing Comedies I’ve Ever Seen

Review: The Surprise (2015) – The Funniest Film About Euthanasia You’ll Ever See

Despite the rallying cry of many a conservative, it’s impossible to deny that society as a whole has become vastly more liberal over the past 100 years or so. This, … Continue reading Review: The Surprise (2015) – The Funniest Film About Euthanasia You’ll Ever See

Review: The Layover (2017) – A Mostly God-Awful, But Occasionally Giggly Girlfight

Back in 2003 my friends and I took a trip to see Charles Angels: Full Throttle. This was in spite of the terrible reviews and ignoring the fact that the … Continue reading Review: The Layover (2017) – A Mostly God-Awful, But Occasionally Giggly Girlfight

My Top 15 Most Notable Films of 2017

Well here we are again. The end of another 365-day journey around the sun. And it doesn’t feel like it was a particularly great year, was it? Even putting aside … Continue reading My Top 15 Most Notable Films of 2017

Theatre Review: Venus In Fur (2017) – A Play At The Theatre Royal Haymarket

Whether it be on stage or film, often the most resonant pieces of media are those that unintentionally reflect our current position in society. One such example might be the … Continue reading Theatre Review: Venus In Fur (2017) – A Play At The Theatre Royal Haymarket

Review: Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman (2017) – A Uniquely Wonderful 20th Century Love Story

While this might sound slightly stereotypical, I believe that, when looking at their overall work, each country around the world specialises in a certain type of film. For the Americans, … Continue reading Review: Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman (2017) – A Uniquely Wonderful 20th Century Love Story

Review: La La Land (2016) – A Timeless Classic With An Implausible Finale

Did Damien Chazelle suffer a stroke at some point? Seriously, he made an excellent and critically acclaimed movie in Whiplash. A great script. A memorable villain. A stunning performance from … Continue reading Review: La La Land (2016) – A Timeless Classic With An Implausible Finale

Some Thoughts On Passengers (2016) And The Art Of Storytelling

[Spoilers for Passengers, 24 (TV Show), What Lies Beneath and No Country for Old Men.] You know what got me into storytelling? An episode of Star Trek. Specifically Season 5, … Continue reading Some Thoughts On Passengers (2016) And The Art Of Storytelling

Review: Your Name (2016) – A Terrific Coming-of-Age Time-Travelling Tale

Let’s be honest, body swap films generally tend to be fairly similar. Two people (either opposite genders or older/younger) swap bodies, a couple of humourous situations follow, then everything goes … Continue reading Review: Your Name (2016) – A Terrific Coming-of-Age Time-Travelling Tale