Movies

6.5

Good

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

The third and last installment of Maze Runner picks up where the second movie left off. Thomas leads his friends on an attempted rescue mission to save Minho. Continuing from the first two installments, our heroes are relentlessly fighting against their captors, WCKD, to maintain their freedom. If you haven...

8.5

Great

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

Mary and the Witch’s Flower was such a beautiful movie.  The music, animation and characters were near perfect. Have you seen the enchanting previews shared on social media? If you like the feel of it, you’re going to love the movie. Mary is an insecure and clumsy child who moved to live at her ...

8

Great

Pitch Perfect 3

Get ready Pitches! The Barden Bellas are back in the rocking finale to the Pitch Perfect trilogy. The girls have moved in different directions since college and their monumental win at the World Championships but their adult lives aren’t quite living up to expectations. When they’re given the opportunity to...

6

Good

Daddy’s Home 2

At this time of year my wife and I usually search for classic Christmas movies to watch, but at this stage we’ll click wherever the sacred Christmas algorithms direct us. This is how we came across the first Daddy’s Home a couple of weeks ago, completely unaware, then, of how soon humanity would be privileg...

8

Great

The Disaster Artist

What is art? Can it be defined? These were questions that were asked of us in the first week at film school. Could Hitchcock or Kubrick or Coppola or Scott or Tarantino have produced such glorious masterpieces without the influence of those who came before them? Probably not. Another question that was asked...

8

Great

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Going into this, my husband and I were musing about The Rock’s recent career in movies that we would never see. “The Rock in yet another remake,” said Husband. ” I guess they needed a stereotypical buff guy,” I replied. I have never been so glad to be wrong about Dwayne Johnson...

10

Experience this

Your Name (Kimi no na wa)

  “The braided cords that we make are the god’s art and represent the flow of time itself. They converge and take shape. They twist, tangle, sometimes unravel, break, and then connect again.” Mitsuha Miyamizu is a teenage girl from a small mountain town. She’s mild-mannered and dutiful to the rit...

4

Could do without

Justice League: A 300 million dollar disappointment

Director Zack Snyder took a swing at the latest film instalment of the DC Extended Universe, Justice League. A huge swing because, with an estimated budget of $300 million USD, it’s the second equal most expensive film ever made. Unfortunately it was a swing and a miss, and given the awkward smatterin...

7

I'm smiling

Wonder

As I was leaving the cinema, a girl to my right turned to her friend, motioned towards her face and said “Am I good?” Her friend looked at the running mascara all over her face, laughed and said “You’re not good!” I smiled smugly to myself, for I had the foresight to not wear m...

6.5

Good

Bad Moms 2

Bad Moms was an unexpected treasure of a film for me. Following three Mums giving the middle finger to the competitiveness and pressure of being the ‘perfect mum’, it was excellently timed, comedic genius. You can see my full thoughts on it here. Bad Moms 2 aka A Bad Moms Christmas, unfortunatel...

9.5

Flippin' great

Thor: Ragnarok

I am not a Marvel fangirl. I don’t squeal every time a new film is announced or countdown the days until the films are released. In fact, I was getting a little sick of Marvel superhero movies until along came Guardians of the Galaxy, with it’s new brand of Marvel humour and general vibe, it was...

8.5

Great

Detroit: hugely important and disturbing to watch

Lucy: I’ve never been to a film before where the audience has been in complete silence as the credits rolled. Not even a whisper. Louise: I’m still speechless the morning after. This is going to be a difficult review to write. Lucy: Well the film is directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal who p...

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