You may have noticed a film called The Lobster on Netflix. You may have noticed that it has almost the full five stars. This is a PSA for those of you who have been duped into considering watching this film: DON'T. It's really, really, Christ-on-a-bendy-bus-I-can't-emphasise-this-enough, really boring. For those of you who haven't seen it, The Lobster, from… Continue reading Don’t watch The Lobster!!!
Before I start, I should probably say I went in to this film expecting it to be absolutely awful: at best really bland, at worst offensive. Expecting to dislike Beauty and the Beast is probably the best policy, because I was pleasantly surprised. I don't need to explain the plot or hold back on spoilers, we… Continue reading Review: Beauty and the Beast
Sure, it's bad. No doubt about it. But it's not that bad. We all know the reputation the Wachowskis' 2015 space opera has. It was nominated for six Golden Raspberry Awards. (And won one - well done Ed Red.) It is regularly included in lists - not even of the worst films of the decade - but… Continue reading Jupiter Ascending is not that bad
So much potential, yet so much disappointment, thanks to an ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE SCRIPT! ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE! FUCKING AWFUL, in fact. First time director Ben Charles Edwards presents us with two young men in a post-apocalyptic London. Art (Michael Winder), a down-on-his-luck pianist, meets Sal (Max Bennett), idealistic and recently escaped from Bedlam Psychiatric Hospital. They connect immediately,… Continue reading Review: Set the Thames on Fire (2015)
The trailer came out on Saturday, so it's not really news by now, but everyone needs to see this. Because this film, oh my God this film is going to be SO GREAT. Watch the trailer HERE Based on the graphic novel The Coldest City by Antony Johnston, this Cold War spy thriller stars Charlize Theron… Continue reading Trailer: Atomic Blonde
The story of one pregnant woman's vengeful killing spree is deranged. And utterly brilliant. Prevenge is a comedy slasher-horror, the directorial debut of Sightseers's Alice Lowe (or, as I'm sure a lot of us know her, one of the Horrible Histories women), who also wrote it and stars. She plays Ruth, a heavily pregnant woman still trapped… Continue reading Review: Prevenge
Alan Moyle's story of teenage disaffection about two runaways briefly loses itself in the second act. The reason? Homophobia. I'll explain. Thirteen-year-old Pamela (Trini Alvarado) is the daughter of a smothering, conservative New York politician. When he decides to have her checked into a psych facility to be tested and cured of...something, she meets Nicky… Continue reading Review: Times Square (1980)
Christ, this film. Where do I even begin? Here? No, that's silly. Almost more silly than A Cure for Wellness. You need a plot summary, I suppose. I'll try. In Gore Verbinski's latest, a young executive (Dane DeHaan) is sent to a mysterious spa in the Swiss Alps to fetch the CEO of a major financial corporation back… Continue reading Review: A Cure for Wellness
Of course this was going to be my first real blog post, wasn't it? Disclaimer: I might be a little bit of a crazy super-fan when it comes to Trainspotting, so this is in no way going to be a critical, balanced review. This is going to be me shouting, "I LOVED IT. IT WAS GREAT."… Continue reading Review: T2: Trainspotting
I reckon before I get started I should quickly introduce myself. My name is Caroline. I'm a second year English Literature student at UEA. What I'm mostly going to be doing on here is reviewing films. Because I'm sure you're all very interested in my opinions. Right! Those are the basics. I suppose I should… Continue reading Hello!