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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 and morality and irreversibly shifts the direction of her life. The storytelling in Endings,...

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 circumstances the main character Sakura lives with, this film is surprisingly brimming with bright, ins...

Weathering With You – Josh’s Review

I love my brother, but I chose the wrong companion to join me for this film. Weathering With You is a beautiful love story that is certain to induce a lot of snuggling with your significant other. My only dilemma… finding a significant other. Anyway you’re not here to read about my love life, so let’s talk about the movie.  After the success of 2016’s Your Name, Makoto Shinkai has returned w...

Weathering With You – Andrea’s review

I teared up at least twice watching this film. It was an emotional roller coaster and it was a great one! I was so excited to watch this movie and it did not disappoint. But expected right? I mean it is from the creators of Your Name (Kimi no Na Wa).   Weathering with You is a bit darker than Your Name and there are a lot of moments where I was holding my breath, not knowing what was going to...

Once Upon a Time In Hollywood

I have been reviewing for the crew at Pretty Much Geeks for over a year now and this is the most nervous I have felt about reviewing a film in all that time. As a member of the performing arts industry myself, offering feedback on such a prolific writer and filmmaker such as Quentin Tarantino is super intimidating. He is such an assured artist, with such a specific style and everything he does, re...

Rocketman

Tis the season for musical biopics! After Bohemian Rhapsody’s huge splash, picking up Academy Awards and becoming one of the most talked-about movies of 2018, I was interested to see what direction Rocketman would take. The answer? Rocketman took ALL of the directions. A total hurricane of glamour and a roller-coaster of emotions, it is a must-see for anyone who likes Elton John’s music. It hadn’t...

The Mindy Project – Season 6

If you’re a fan of The Mindy Project you’ll know that the first three seasons were by far the best, with four and five becoming more lackluster (with the exception of a few highlights). By the series finale at the end of season 6 though, Mindy Kaling brings the show back to its roots and gives her long standing fan base the perfect emotional pay off. While billed as a romantic comedy show, The Min...

PlayStation Updates and Ambitious Drama Students

Welcome to the Pretty Much Weekly! A series where we bring you a selection of this week’s news in film, games and tech. This week, the Spiderverse animators get together for a chit chat, PlayStation gives us a quick update and a school in New Jersey has some seriously ambitious students. Spiderverse animators create their own audio commentary Usually audio commentaries consist of the director and ...

Sink or Swim

When I started to watch films and review them, I said to myself “don’t become one of thooosee people that watches a French film with English subtitles and then tells everyone about it.” And yet, here I am. Reading the title ‘Sink or Swim’ one could easily assume this is a film about drowning in your own predicament or floating above the nonsense to enormous success. While your assumption is very c...

Vice

A few years ago, when director Adam McKay announced his star studded drama about the financial crisis I was super intrigued. It was a change of direction for this hilarious writer/director who had brought us such genius comedic feasts as Talladega Nights, Anchorman and perhaps my favourite comedy of all time The Other Guys – the latter suggesting that McKay could pull off a comedy with a sli...

On Chesil Beach

Ten years after it was originally published and shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Dominic Cooke brings “On Chesil Beach” to the big screen in his feature film directorial debut. The film stars Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird, Brooklyn) and Billy Howle (Dunkirk) as two virgin newlyweds, Florence and Edward, in 1960’s England whose first night together turns sour.The film mirrors the stru...

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Do not read this review. Detailed herein are the reviews of a melancholy writer who, despite the warnings of another writer far greater than he, proceeded to watch the tales of the Baudelaire children, chronicled in the Series of Unfortunate Events and adapted for the television (and laptop) by Netflix. I was only recently made aware of the new adaptation, though the series has been around for a f...

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