Midsommar Review – A Feverish Folk Nightmare (Rating: 9/10)

I imagine most people have experienced a fever dream, but as a chronically ill person who has always been irritatingly prone to a high temperature, I’ve had more than a few in my life. What has always struck me about them is that, along with the spatial and temporal inconsistencies that feature in most of my regular dreams, they seem so unnaturally vivid. Inconsequential noises … Continue reading Midsommar Review – A Feverish Folk Nightmare (Rating: 9/10)

Secret Obsession Review – A Shallow, Trashy Amnesia Thriller (Rating: 3/10)

This was not a film I had been planning to review, but instead was one that had been thrust upon me by the greasy hands of fate. I woke up wondering what my second post would be about this week, knowing that other pieces I had written wouldn’t be up for at least a few more days. Eyes half-open, I reached for my phone, opened … Continue reading Secret Obsession Review – A Shallow, Trashy Amnesia Thriller (Rating: 3/10)

Velvet Buzzsaw Review – A Horror Satire That Doesn’t Quite Live Up To Either Genre (Rating: 6/10)

With recent releases like Bright and Bird Box disappointing and alienating a fair few sofa viewers, it’s reasonable to be skeptical of Netflix Originals. However, they don’t make it easy to keep expectations low – both of the previously mentioned films at least had some interesting and fairly original premises, even if the execution definitely could have been thought through better. Velvet Buzzsaw, though a decent enough … Continue reading Velvet Buzzsaw Review – A Horror Satire That Doesn’t Quite Live Up To Either Genre (Rating: 6/10)

Bandersnatch Review – An Ambitious And Engaging Thriller (Rating: 8/10)

Though I never had any doubt that I’d end up checking it out, I did have some doubts about the hype around the ‘choose your own adventure’ structure of Bandersnatch. Not because it sounded like a gimmick, but because I had already played series like The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us by Telltale Games, who used a similar idea to great effect several years ago. The … Continue reading Bandersnatch Review – An Ambitious And Engaging Thriller (Rating: 8/10)

Bird Box Review – Confusing And Messy, Yet I Kept Watching (Rating: 5/10)

While I was looking for the featured image for this review, I kept coming across news articles about how Bird Box has been ‘Netflix’s Biggest Hit Yet!’, bringing in over 45 million accounts, and subsequently even more viewers. Upon first hearing this, it sounded impressive – if only movies like Widows had brought in such a huge crowd. Then I remembered that there’s a pretty key difference … Continue reading Bird Box Review – Confusing And Messy, Yet I Kept Watching (Rating: 5/10)