Wild Rose Review – A Star Is Born, This Time More Truthfully (Rating: 8/10)

In the UK, particularly under the reign of the now-crumbling Conservative Party, the current attitude towards the working class runs the gamut from a patronizing use of the ‘poverty aesthetic’ to genuine hatred and vitriol. While the wealthy of this country are able to get away with bizarre and scandalous activities, the poor are held to such an unreasonable standard that deigning to purchase anything … Continue reading Wild Rose Review – A Star Is Born, This Time More Truthfully (Rating: 8/10)

A Star Is Born Review – Devastating Romance Is An Incredible Debut (Rating: 10/10)

The basic premise of A Star Is Born truly does have the potential to be timeless: a romance between two individuals as one rises and one falls, with tear-jerking consequences. However, it would be understandable to think that remaking it not twice, but three times may remove some of its power, and render it a clich√©. In an unlikely twist though, this third remake, by … Continue reading A Star Is Born Review – Devastating Romance Is An Incredible Debut (Rating: 10/10)

The 50% Club: Mamma Mia!

I’m cheating the rules a little here by talking about a film with 54% on Rotten Tomatoes, but I couldn’t resist.¬†Mamma Mia! is a flawed film, with many unsatisfying moments of convenience in the plot, and so many characters that most of them feel absolutely paper thin. Despite being a musical, the quality of the singing ranges from average to atrocious, None of these elements … Continue reading The 50% Club: Mamma Mia!