Parasite Review – A Mesmerising Indictment Of Western Capitalism

It feels like we’re on the precipice of huge change right now. I can’t truly justify that (I’m a film student, not a politician), but the amount of anger and vitriol and injustice in the world right now must be coming to a head soon. I don’t mean the cruel, pointless war that the US is insisting upon either – I mean an out and … Continue reading Parasite Review – A Mesmerising Indictment Of Western Capitalism

Why I Won’t Be Rating Films In My Reviews Anymore

I think in the heat of the summer blockbusters, I find it easy to get caught up in the idea of rating films out of five stars, ten points, two thumbs, whatever the scale might be. Most of the superhero and action fare that comes out is formulaic and predictable enough to directly compare in a logical way: this one had an interesting lead, this … Continue reading Why I Won’t Be Rating Films In My Reviews Anymore

Joker Review – A Messy Descent Into Nihilism (Rating: 7/10)

You may have just read that I gave this film a seven out of ten, but frankly, it could range from the lowest to the highest possible depending on which contexts I take into account. Compared to the endless bland superhero movies we’ve been fed recently? A perfect ten. As a coherent political call to arms with a clear message? Barely cracks a three. So … Continue reading Joker Review – A Messy Descent Into Nihilism (Rating: 7/10)

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)

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)