After We Collided Review – A Sequel That Mistakes Gratuity For Maturity

So, if you don’t spend an awful lot of time on Twitter, or you aren’t a fifteen year old girl, you may not be sure what film I’m talking about today – I envy you that. A sequel to the film After, which I watched on Netflix over lockdown in a moment of quarantine based malaise, After We Collided is a literary adaptation of the … Continue reading After We Collided Review – A Sequel That Mistakes Gratuity For Maturity

Tenet Review – An Intricate, Beautiful Machine That Lacks A Core

Christopher Nolan, as much as I respect his work, has never been a filmmaker whose work I was naturally drawn to. His brand is coolly awe-inspiring and cerebral, never wasting a second, and always gravitating around grand ideas beyond the human – on the contrary, I’m drawn to films that stop to smell the roses, more focused on the experience of being human than attempting … Continue reading Tenet Review – An Intricate, Beautiful Machine That Lacks A Core

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