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)
Here’s a link to my review of the mixed bag Anna And The Apocalypse for The Digital Fix! Continue reading The Digital Fix Article: Anna And The Apocalypse Review
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 cliché. 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)
Here’s a link to an article I contributed to in which I argue the case for Sweeney Todd being one of Tim Burton’s best films, and one of the best movie musical adaptions. Hope you enjoy! Continue reading Film Inquiry Article: Favourite Musicals Collaboration
Here’s a link to my latest review for Film Inquiry on Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which I genuinely loved. Take a peek! Continue reading Film Inquiry Article: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again: A Bittersweet Ray Of Cinematic Sunshine
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!