Portrait of a Lady on Fire Review – A Breathtaking, Beautiful Lesbian Romance

Unsurprisingly, no women were nominated at the Oscars in the Best Director category this year. And it’s important to state for those who didn’t keep up with their film watching last year that this isn’t due to female directors not trying hard enough, as optimistic/ignorant commentators on awards season often like to argue. Greta Gerwig crafted a loving and compelling adaptation of one of the … Continue reading Portrait of a Lady on Fire Review – A Breathtaking, Beautiful Lesbian Romance

Stan And Ollie Review – A Heartwarming Delight About The Tragedy Of Comedy (Rating: 8/10)

I’ll preface this review by saying that absolutely nothing about Stan and Ollie surprised me. The structure is predictable, it tackles all the themes you think it would, and right down to throwaway lines in the script you know exactly how every conversation is going to go. At times, you can feel like this biopic is going through the motions of its genre. Luckily, this is … Continue reading Stan And Ollie Review – A Heartwarming Delight About The Tragedy Of Comedy (Rating: 8/10)

Peterloo Review – A Middling Account of an Outrageously Neglected Event (Rating: 6/10)

Almost regardless of the actual movie itself, I find it commendable that Mike Leigh has chosen to tackle the subject of the Peterloo massacre in such a grand, publicly available way. The slaughter of peaceful protestors in Manchester who demanded a living wage and an escape from quality is arguably one of the darkest events to happen on British soil, and in these times of … Continue reading Peterloo Review – A Middling Account of an Outrageously Neglected Event (Rating: 6/10)

First Man Review – A Dizzying Examination Of Grief (Rating: 8/10)

Damien Chazelle has already built up an incredible track record so early in his life and his career. Though he is only 33 years old, he has made multiple films that frequently rank among the favourites of film fans: Whiplash and La La Land. I can’t speak for Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, but I’ve heard good things about this feature debut as well. I say this … Continue reading First Man Review – A Dizzying Examination Of Grief (Rating: 8/10)