If mystery was a film, Director Rian Johnson would win for making Knives Out. Deliciously daring and brimming with classic murder conventions, Knives Out will have you literally on then end of your seat, with the knowledge that you are in safe hands. From very early on, the audience is let on to what the ‘situation’ … More Knives Out – LFF 2019 Review 5/5 (Spoiler Free)
Taika Waititi is no stranger to comedy. From Thor: Ragnarok (2017) to Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016), he is essentially a comedy genius. His latest, JoJo Rabbit (2019) has divided critics for its dark comedic approach to a Nazi satire. This is for obvious reasons a delicate subject matter, in no shape or form could someone … More JoJo Rabbit – LFF 2019 Review 5/5
With just three months to go until Disney launch their fancy new streaming service; Disney plus, its important to break down the effects this will have on pre-standing services such as Amazon Prime video and Netflix. Where exactly will this service, place companies in the ‘race’ to consumerism media? … More What impact will Disney+ have on the future of online streaming?
I am writing this actually grinning because this is so crazy. My part time job is being an SA in films. That is a fancy word for supporting artist, aka an extra. Last summer, this job extended to Marvel, where I was cast as an extra in Spider-man: Far from home. I am not going … More Spider-man: far from home (2019) Review 5/5 (Reviewing my own film!) *spoilers*
A fairly charming little film, Yesterday (2019) tells the classic tale of wanting it all, and finding that it doesn’t come without consequences. Directed by Danny Boyle and written by Richard Curtis, Yesterday was entertaining, fun and vibrant but it did have some flaws. After an electrical storm where all the lights over the world … More Yesterday (2019) Review – 4/5
It is not rare to associate films and music as a partnership. They complement each other in ways far more complicated than we appreciate. The current influx of musical biopic films on the surface seems good, but I find myself asking the question, why? Now this is not to be confused with musicals (A celebration … More Is the music industry the current theme in cinema?
I was first introduced to an Ealing Comedy by my Grandfather, although I didn’t take much interest in it then, it wasn’t until I was at Sixth form that I truly understood the appeal of such films in their distinctive and explorative whimsical plots. Ealing Studios was first established in 1902 when Will Barker bought … More Ealing Comedies – Ten years of golden British cinema (Passport to Pimlico & Kind Hearts and Coronets)
The gap in the market for a quirky indie zombie film had already been long filled by box office hits such as Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Zombieland (2009), of which the later has a squeal coming out this summer. So what made Jim Jarmusch feel the need to release another? Well, for starters … More Cannes 2019: The Dead Don’t Die – Review – 3/5
Like any jet fulled engine, Rocketman propels itself to be perhaps one of the most entertaining films of the year. Opening to a boom of yellow light, arguably as bright as the protagonist itself, Rocketman exerts itself as a true biopic of rock and roll. … More Rocketman review (2019) 4/5
Every year, thousands of accredited individuals line the streets of the French Rivera for a glamorous two weeks of magical film entertainment. The Cinephile badge is available to “film enthusiasts and educational individualists”. This is the accreditation that I had for the duration of the festival, I however only stayed for a week, but let … More A Students Guide to the Cannes Film Festival 2019 – Cinephile Accreditation