Squid Game

I can get a little cynical about Netflix etc. hits partly because in Netflix’s case two minutes counts as a view for example. So truly in the streaming sea of things I’m guessing consumption choice doesn’t guarantee quality, if we can simply pick things off of a buffet like at Pizza Hut?? Happily though, Squid…

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

I like all the MCU films (well, apart from the 1st Thor 😛), but some of them can lack a sense of wonder in terms of its worldbuilding (the opposite of Lord Of The Rings say), and a feeling of imagination within its action. That’s much different with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten…

Black Widow

Been 2 years since Spider-Man: Far From Home, and thus 2 years since we last got an MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) movie. So especially with the Disney+ series’ (including WandaVision etc.) that have come, it was always gonna be a tall order to see how Black Widow might be now audiences can arguably more comfortably…

Fast & Furious 9

As me and my friends were coming out I said, in a tongue-in-cheek way, “And the award for most realistic film goes too…”. The funniest part being how across the Fast & Furious series cartoon realism’s built to a point where Roman (Tyrese Gibson) smartly questions whether they’ve got invincibility, having even survived a submarine…

A Quiet Place Part II

The first one was quite a sleeper hit. I’d not heard of John Krasinski before this even with The Office’s American version being quite popular, but after watching Part I I figured he really established himself not just as an actor but as someone who can direct genre (in this case a post-apocalyptic horror) with…

Spiral: From The Book Of Saw

I wouldn’t usually go and watch a new Saw film, at least since they gained more and more of a ridiculous reputation. I can even recall them coming out when I was in secondary school and being jealous over not being able to watch them because of being too young. Since then the films have…

Wonder Woman 1984

It’s been a really interesting year, certainly for film, and with Wonder Woman 1984 accidentally being 2020’s closing movie there’s pressure riding on that to deliver. Worth a watch? For sure it’s worth watching. To go too much into why’s spoilery but I can say that amidst its epic OTT spectacle is a well-earned message…

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Back in July I came across Sasha Baron Cohen pranking a far-right rally while disguised as a singer. Knowing him I assumed this was all part of a project, although I wasn’t sure what. Now I definitely get an answer. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm takes place exactly today and follows Borat as he goes to America…

Ammonite – A BFI Film Festival Screening

I watched this in Southampton with a good female friend and I suppose this being natural as we were spaced three seats apart, Ammonite’s sheer intimacy ultimately wasn’t too awkward then. The story’s about a British palaeontologist, Mary Anning (played by Kate Winslet, in what frankly’s probably her best performance since Titanic!), resigned to her…

Rocks

Sarah Gavron, as the director, previously did Suffragette (2015). That was a reasonably raw and dare I say it, single-minded (although focused) insight into what they fought for back in the early 1900s, specifically in London. Here there is also a focus on female empathy (within an urban environment although obviously the results are no…