The Kissing Booth 2 Review – It’s All Too Much

Prior to watching The Kissing Booth 2, I wasn’t sure whether it was possible to feel nostalgia for something that you hated and still do hate. But I was proven wrong – in retrospect, the original Kissing Booth actually means a surprising amount to my career as a film critic. It was the first film I reviewed for a site other than my own, the first … Continue reading The Kissing Booth 2 Review – It’s All Too Much

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

Tiger King Review – Stranger Than Fiction

This is the first time I’ve ever really reviewed a TV show, but honestly, I’m guessing that many have consumed Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness more like a long movie considering the spare time most people have at the moment. I, like so many before me, was lead down this path by a relentless string of memes – I needed to know who Joe Exotic was, … Continue reading Tiger King Review – Stranger Than Fiction

Horse Girl Review – A Thoughtful Portrait Of Psychosis That Loses Its Way

While the topic of mental health has become increasingly talked about over the past few years (and rightly so), conversations tend to centre around the more palatable aspects of conditions. Anxiety and depression, though taken seriously, are still the only conditions people are genuinely comfortable talking about on a wide scale, and only if less attractive symptoms like bad hygiene or paranoia remain unacknowledged. Therefore, … Continue reading Horse Girl Review – A Thoughtful Portrait Of Psychosis That Loses Its Way