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

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

Portrait of a Lady on Fire Review – A Breathtaking, Beautiful Lesbian Romance

Unsurprisingly, no women were nominated at the Oscars in the Best Director category this year. And it’s important to state for those who didn’t keep up with their film watching last year that this isn’t due to female directors not trying hard enough, as optimistic/ignorant commentators on awards season often like to argue. Greta Gerwig crafted a loving and compelling adaptation of one of the … Continue reading Portrait of a Lady on Fire Review – A Breathtaking, Beautiful Lesbian Romance

What Did Jack Do Review – Joyful Lynchian Absurdity

Fittingly,¬†What Did Jack Do seemed to come out of absolutely nowhere. There was no promotion from Netflix – I couldn’t even find the thing on their front page – and the concept of Lynch using a monkey in a short had only been sporadically whispered in interviews. So when it did arrive, fully formed and ready to stream, we were blindsided. A new David Lynch … Continue reading What Did Jack Do Review – Joyful Lynchian Absurdity