Movies

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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...

6

Good

Fireworks

Fireworks – Should we see it from the side or the bottom? Is a slice of life anime with a twist of sci fi and romance. The story revolves around 1 day in summer. A group of boys plan to watch fireworks from a small town’s lighthouse and make a bet if they are flat or round (from the side). Durin...

5.5

Meh

Home Again

Ok. OK. OKAY. I don’t quite know what to make of Home Again.  I know one thing for sure though, Reese Witherspoon hasn’t aged a day since Legally Blonde (daaaamn guuurrrrl). Enough about the good things in this movie, let’s have a little peek into where it went wrong. The basic set up is t...

9

Flippin' great

Brigsby Bear & Nick’s hot dating tips

Of all the reviews I’ve written this one will be one of the hardest. Because I’ve gotta be subtle and light. I’ve gotta run parallel to the subject, to highlight yet not reveal. Because I loved it. I loved Brigsby Bear 9 out of 10. That’s all you really need to know. You can just stop reading now and just g...

7

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Happy Death Day

Does the thought of a cross between satirical slasher movie Scream and the time looping romantic comedy Groundhog Day excite you? Then you’ll love the new black comedy movie, Happy Death Day. Cynical college student Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) wakes on her birthday nursing a raging hangover induced headach...

5

Meh

Blade Runner 2049

I’m fascinated by exploring ideas around what it means to be human and sentient. With the possibility that one day we’ll be able to create true artificial intelligence, there’s a host of moral ambiguities that can be delved into. This is what makes the Blade Runner universe a beautiful sandbox for playing w...

6

Good

The Lego Ninjago Movie

I’m going to come right out and say it: I’m 23 years old and I LOVED The Lego Movie and The Lego Batman Movie. The former, I watched 4 times by choice. So my hopes were high for The Lego Ninjago Movie. Lego Ninjago stars the voice talent of Jackie Chan (Master Wu), Dave Franco (Master Builder Ll...

8

Great

Kingsman: The Golden Circle – watch it bruv

Ultraviolence + a dash of smutty humour + a bunch of one liners = Kingsman: The Golden Circle I didn’t know if I’d be willing to jump back into the Kingsman world after the ending of the first one spoiled the fun I’d been having, but I’m SO glad I did! Definitely not a film for the c...

8.5

Great

I Am Not Your Negro

I knew going in that I Am Not Your Negro was going to be a difficult documentary to watch and review. As a white woman, I was a little uncomfortable even saying the name to the woman at the ticket counter. I wasn’t sure if I was allowed to say that word! But I wanted to review this documentary because I thi...

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