On Chesil Beach Review – A Heartbreaking Look At Sexual Repression (Rating: 9/10)

As I was watching the trailers before The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society a while ago, I noticed a trailer for the film On Chesil Beach, which I initially (unfairly) dismissed as a dull, unimaginative period romance. In retrospect, I can now see that this was due to how the trailer was edited, needing to leave out moments from the film that may not be … Continue reading On Chesil Beach Review – A Heartbreaking Look At Sexual Repression (Rating: 9/10)

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Review – Gentle but Moving Heritage Romance (Rating: 7/10)

I still haven’t made my mind up on Heritage films. One the one hand, they can feel like these lavish escapist fantasies or explore societies gone by that can inform our current experiences. On the other hand, they can sometimes feel dull and irrelevant, and also often promote conservative, revisionist ideas I don’t personally agree with. For me, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie … Continue reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Review – Gentle but Moving Heritage Romance (Rating: 7/10)

The Rural English Cinema Experience, or, Trying Not to Pirate

Many would argue that cinema as a medium in 2018 is hardly dependent on location. Streaming sites like Netflix and Now TV allow anyone who can afford the monthly fee to watch a huge catalogue of films from the past 50 or so years, as well as films produced by the sites themselves, like The Fundamentals of Caring and the widely acclaimed Okja. Many people also watch … Continue reading The Rural English Cinema Experience, or, Trying Not to Pirate