Da 5 Bloods Review – A Timely Reflection On Vietnam That Isn’t Afraid To Get Messy

It’s felt as though we’ve been on the precipice of something huge for a long time, and it looks like the magnifying lens of lockdown was what it took to bring deserved worldwide attention to the #blacklivesmatter movement. Personally, I’ve been somewhat aware of this campaign since the murder of Mike Brown in 2015, and I recall that its online presence barely left the bubble … Continue reading Da 5 Bloods Review – A Timely Reflection On Vietnam That Isn’t Afraid To Get Messy

The Half Of It Review: Lonely, Intelligent Romance That Could Have Been Sharper

Among the sci-fi TV dramas and reality shows, Netflix has become known for teen romcoms – for better or worse. At their best, you get sweet, easy to watch movies like To All The Boys I Loved Before; at their worst, you end up with ill-thought-through, misogynistic tripe like The Kissing Booth. Putting The Half of It, a slow-burning teen dramedy from fresh new filmmaker … Continue reading The Half Of It Review: Lonely, Intelligent Romance That Could Have Been Sharper

Finishing A Film Studies Degree

Having had my third term at home, my exams canceled, and my graduation ceremony postponed, it feels like the almost three years of my film degree have ended with something of a whimper. So as an exercise in appreciating all that I’ve learned over the course of my time studying BA Film, instead of sitting around eating Dairy Milks and feeling sorry for myself, I’ve … Continue reading Finishing A Film Studies Degree