Yesterday Review – A Silly, Scattered, Sincere Rom-Com (Rating: 8/10)

Danny Boyle is a director with a bizarrely diverse filmography. Starting with the black humour and aggression of movies like Trainspotting and 28 Days Later, he eventually moved into more crowd-pleasing work like his Oscar-winning (though now often maligned) Slumdog Millionaire, and the biopic Steve Jobs. This isn’t to say he doesn’t have certain hallmarks; an optimistic humanism is present in even the bleakest of his films, and he is consistently … Continue reading Yesterday Review – A Silly, Scattered, Sincere Rom-Com (Rating: 8/10)

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)