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6.5

Good

Endings, Beginnings

One night, one party, can change your life forever. In Endings, Beginnings, Daphne (Shailene Woodley) discovers this when she meets not one, but two, handsome men at her sister’s New Years Eve party. Conflicted, she’s drawn into a tumultuous love triangle which propels her into an exploration of her values ...

5

Meh

Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs

Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs (Dwarves? Dwarfs? I’m not too sure) is one of those modern day fairy tale movies you really really REALLY want to love… but end up missing the mark completely.  With a rocky introduction to the public with some… very questionable… marketing, this film does its best ...

8

Great

The Skywalker Legacy: Taking One Last Look Sir, At My Friends

Ever since I first saw Star Wars, somewhere between 1994 and 1996, it has been an intrinsic part of my DNA and so re-watching The Rise of Skywalker, and then the behind-the-scenes documentary and seeing the thought, passion, and hard work that went into it, and ultimately seeing it all come to a close, was ...

8

Great

Resistance

You might think you would want to just watch happy movies at a time like this. You may wish to surround yourself with laughter, celebrations and feasting with friends and family. But there is another way to put what you, and we, have all have been through, into perspective. And that is to know and to learn ...

8

Great

Jumanji: The Next Blu-ray

If you haven’t seen Jumanji: The Next Level and want a good time, see it. I loved it. Not necessarily as good as the first, but it at least adds something new and they did it well. In fact, if you loved the first one, you might as well get the sequel on blu-ray because it is a BALL. The film is fun, l...

6.5

Good

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas

I want to eat your pancreas is a wonderous, reflective slice-of-life anime feature film, based on the award-winning novel of the same name. Mostly a character-driven affair with a clear, overarching plot thread: a girl living with a terminal illness – pancreatic cancer. Despite these unfortunate circumstanc...

8

Great

You’ll have your Knives Out to get this Bluray

But only because the movie is so good. Knives Out is my second favourite movie of 2019. Second only to the magnificence that was Jojo Rabbit (another glorious film that you should definitely see if you have yet to!) If you want to know what kind of film Knives Out is, the opening scene gives you the most pe...

4

Could do without

Guns Akimbo

If you really hate the male genitalia then this is the movie for you! Also, trolls. A cautionary tale for the online trolling. That’s what Miles would tell you. In Guns Akimbo, Daniel Radcliffe plays a wimpy game developer who likes dabbling in online trolling. But one day, he trolled the wrong… Troll. And ...

8

Great

Charlie’s Angels (Blu-Ray)

So 2019’s Charlie’s Angels didn’t fare so well under the critics’ spotlight. Some called it mediocre, thoughtless and just plain bad. But I, for one, LOVED it. In fact, I’m probably going to cop a lot of flack for saying this, but hell it’s true. I’m not ashamed. It...

10

Experience this

8 Reasons you need to add Frozen 2 to your collection

The highly anticipated sequel to one of Disney’s greatest creations, Frozen, is now available to add to your collection! It achieved the biggest opening weekend earnings of all time for an animated movie, beating out Toy Story 4. While Frozen 2 hasn’t been critically received as well as it’...

5

Meh

Hope Gap

Hope Gap is like Broadchurch if it was a movie about divorce. Starring Bill Nighy, Annette Bening and Josh O’Connor, it’s set against the beautiful backdrop of the English coastline. Nighy and Bening play a couple married three decades and seemingly rubbing each other up the wrong way the whole time. Their ...

9

Flippin' great

The Current War and the beauty of watching a well-made film

I’ve always been a Benedict Cumberbatch fan, and ever since we saw him at Wellington Armageddon last year, I’ve taken a bit of a liking to Nicholas Hoult. So yes, I was pretty keen for The Current War. The film opens up to the sultry tones of Benedict Cumberbatch’s cringey American accent. I writhed a bit w...

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