I think in the heat of the summer blockbusters, I find it easy to get caught up in the idea of rating films out of five stars, ten points, two thumbs, whatever the scale might be. Most of the superhero and action fare that comes out is formulaic and predictable enough to directly compare in a logical way: this one had an interesting lead, this … Continue reading Why I Won’t Be Rating Films In My Reviews Anymore
Here’s a link to a feature I wrote for The Digital Fix on Kevin Smith’s View Askewniverse, and how it holds up decades after it began. Continue reading The Digital Fix Article: The View Askewniverse In 2019 – How Does It Hold Up?
Here’s a link to the latest team collaboration over at Film Inquiry where we’re talking about our favourite films by A24 – in my case, the brilliantly awkward Eighth Grade, out now in Britain! Continue reading Film Inquiry Article: Favourite A24 Film Collaboration
Here’s a link to my first essay for Girls On Tops’ READ ME section, about Ghibli protagonists and their emotional resilience. This is probably the article that I’m most proud of so far, so please take a look! Continue reading Girls On Tops READ ME Essay: Wolf Girls And Hatters – The Emotional Strength In Miyazaki’s Women
So, almost a year after getting involved with all this funny film criticism nonsense, I’ve arrived at my first proper awards season. Alas, it was the 2018/2019 awards season, which many are referring to as one of the messiest and most anger-inducing in recent memory. From the allegations swarming around Bryan Singer to Viggo Mortensen’s use of the n-word in interviews, hope for the progressivism … Continue reading My Thoughts On The 2019 Oscars
I tossed around the idea of making a top ten best or worst films of this year list, but I felt as though it might get a bit lost amongst other, more established, and frankly better critics using an identical format. So instead, here are my three lists that each contain several films I have strong feelings towards; in other words, the good, the bad, … Continue reading The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of 2018
Here’s a link to my last collab with other Film Inquiry contributors for the year: each of our favourite 2018 film moments! Take a look! Continue reading Film Inquiry Article: Best Film Scene of 2018 Collaboration