Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

I’ve been a fan of Quentin Tarantino’s for a long time now, so I was pretty curious about his latest (and ninth and per reports penultimate) film, especially in light of what the ending might be, as it’s stirred a fair bit of discussion. So here goes. Set in 1969, at the end of Hollywood’s…

The Lion King

The original (part of a Disney renaissance in the 90s, not unlike how there’s a renaissance now in remaking their animated catalog into live-actions) is one of the first films I remember growing up on, watching it all the way back in nursery. So given the mixed response from critics, I was a bit anxious….

Fast And Furious Presents: Hobbes & Shaw

What to say about this film, eh? Firstly, even though this has got a bit of a different flavour to the prior Fast and Furious films, if you didn’t like any of them, chances are you won’t with this one either. Directed by David Leitch, Hobbes & Shaw reteams Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham (as…

Beats

I can’t say I’m familiar with the rave scene at all really, which forms a pretty important backdrop of Beats, but it was interesting to watch how it plays out nonetheless. Set in 1994, it largely follows two friends, Johnno (Cristian Ortega) and Spanner (Lorn Macdonald), as they eventually plan to attend an illegal rave…

Midsommar

Let’s just get comparisons out of the way. Midsommar is not like The Wicker Man (original or remake), and instead, hot off of the heels of Hereditary, Ari Aster both writes and directs something all together more interesting. An awkward couple, Dani (Florence Pugh, a rising star) and Christian (Jack Reynor), along with friends, go…

Spider-Man: Far From Home

What to say about Spider-Man: Far From Home? For one thing, it’s worth mentioning that it’s a direct follow-up to Avengers Endgame, so if you haven’t seen that, you’re probably better off watching that first, because this really does follow up on that! But it’s also its own thing, in more ways than one as…

Yesterday

So, it’s a Danny Boyle film, written by Richard Curtis, so what could you expect? The answer is an interesting one. At it’s heart it’s a predictable musical rom-com where Jack Malik (an endearing Himesh Patel) wakes up one day and no-one knows who the Beatles are, and he takes advantage by passing their songs…

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

I don’t always watch a lot of documentaries, but Hale County This Morning, This Evening is an exception, and made for good reason, as you’ll find out! Set in Alabama (USA) and following an African-American community, it’s a kind of informal documentary that follows a few individuals within and compares their lives with striking imagery…

Toy Story 4

What can I say about Toy Story 4? Number three appeared to wrap everything up in a neat little bow, and therefore there might not be such a need for a fourth one. However, I suppose like with life, everything has a next chapter, and this definitely manifests in this one. To me, the results…

Rocketman

Directed by Dexter Fletcher, Rocketman is one heck of a music biopic about Elton John. Taron Egerton stars as the title character, and compared to Bohemian Rhapsody, it’s pretty interesting.   For one thing, it conventionally opens as he’s in rehab, but jumps around in time and really interweaves fantasy moments, so the film definitely…