Modest Heroes Review – A Charming Trio Of Uplifting Shorts (Rating: 9/10)

Since establishing themselves with the spectacular Mary and the Witch’s Flower last year, Studio Ponoc (an offshoot of Ghibli) have, along with Makoto Shinkai, become the ones to watch among fans of Japanese animation. As well as full feature films, Ponoc has begun to make shorts, and intend to produce themed anthologies on a regular basis. The first, entitled Modest Heroes, is a gorgeous, heartwarming set of … Continue reading Modest Heroes Review – A Charming Trio Of Uplifting Shorts (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)

Always Be My Maybe Review – Hilarious, Down To Earth, And Everything Else That Makes A Rom-Com Shine (Rating: 8/10)

As far as Netflix comedy specials go, three figures dominate in my eyes: John Mulaney, with endearingly awkward takes on his own lameness; Hannah Gadsby, one of the most daring performers working today; and Ali Wong, the raunchy focus of today’s review. These three could hardly be more different as performers, but the successes brought on by their stand-up specials for the streaming site have … Continue reading Always Be My Maybe Review – Hilarious, Down To Earth, And Everything Else That Makes A Rom-Com Shine (Rating: 8/10)

The Perfect Date Review – By The Numbers, As Expected Netflix Romcom (Rating: 5/10)

Much like A24’s ownership of Lucas Hedges and Timothee Chalamet, I feel as though Netflix has decided that Noah Centineo is simply too profitable to let escape their virtual clutches. Since starring in the surprisingly decent To All The Boys I Loved Before, the 22-year-old has become a genuine teen heartthrob, thirsted after by enough people to have gathered over 16 million Instagram followers. It’s understandable … Continue reading The Perfect Date Review – By The Numbers, As Expected Netflix Romcom (Rating: 5/10)

The Breaker Upperers Review – Kiwi Comedy That Could Do With More Weird (Rating: 6/10)

With Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s growing popularity – the former involved with Marvel and the latter with Disney Animation – New Zealand comedy is a genre on the rise. Arguably gaining initial traction with Flight of the Conchords and later What We Do In The Shadows, the quirky aesthetics and awkward dialogue have now entered into the global popular culture – ‘werewolves not swearwolves’ is a quote … Continue reading The Breaker Upperers Review – Kiwi Comedy That Could Do With More Weird (Rating: 6/10)