Pixar SparkShorts Triple Review: Kitbull, Smash and Grab, and Purl

Though I do love most of Pixar’s early releases (Monster’s Inc being my personal favourite), I think everyone can agree that the shorts are where some of the studio’s best work can be found. Beginning with The Adventures of Andre & Wally B and continuing up to the Oscar-winning Bao, these shorts have remained consistently critically acclaimed, and are one of the most defining elements of seeing … Continue reading Pixar SparkShorts Triple Review: Kitbull, Smash and Grab, and Purl

Roma Review – A Thoughtful, Loving Portrait Of A Neglected Woman (Rating: 10/10)

Following the BFI London Film Festival back in October, the Twitter buzz for Roma was completely unavoidable. From debates on whether it’s even worth watching through Netflix on TV instead of in theatres, to discussions of how it was undeniably the best film of 2018, the hype was unbelievable. So I put it off – only for around a week after the initial Netflix release, but … Continue reading Roma Review – A Thoughtful, Loving Portrait Of A Neglected Woman (Rating: 10/10)

Widows Review – A Heist Movie With A Voice (Rating: 9/10)

Having already deemed Ocean’s 8 a good genre movie with a healthy amount of entertainment value, I am now forced to re-evaluate my opinion and say that it’s a nothing movie with little value beyond the two hours and £5 I spent at the cinema to see it. Widows, on the other hand, is a film that I’m certain I’ll be thinking about for a long time … Continue reading Widows Review – A Heist Movie With A Voice (Rating: 9/10)

Crazy Rich Asians Review – Enjoyable Romcom With A Difference (Rating: 8/10)

This month has been unusually good for Asian representation in widely seen movies. Searching reached number two in the US box office featuring an East Asian father looking for his missing daughter through her online activity. What nabbed the number one spot, though, was Crazy Rich Asians, which features an entirely Asian lead cast, is set mostly in Singapore, and focuses on Chinese identity from the perspective of … Continue reading Crazy Rich Asians Review – Enjoyable Romcom With A Difference (Rating: 8/10)

A Simple Favor Review – Stylish Mystery With Echoes Of Noir (Rating: 8/10)

Though I’ve watched some of Paul Feig’s other movies, I wouldn’t necessarily consider myself a fan of his. While I appreciate the female-lead humour in most of his body of work, and the sincerity he promotes in his protagonists, I never felt anything more than a vague fondness for what he has done so far. This has changed with A Simple Favor, a stunning thriller than … Continue reading A Simple Favor Review – Stylish Mystery With Echoes Of Noir (Rating: 8/10)

Ocean’s 8 Review: A Stylish, Entertaining Genre Flick (Rating: 7/10)

I went into Ocean’s 8 expecting a fun ride that would keep me occupied for a couple of hours, and that is what I received. What more can I honestly say? This is not a particularly deep film, nor one with much of a point to make, but if men can have these dumb escapist power fantasies, then God damn I’m happy we women apparently can … Continue reading Ocean’s 8 Review: A Stylish, Entertaining Genre Flick (Rating: 7/10)