‘Hamilton’ Review

Hype is a strange thing. It’s hard, impossible in fact, for something to live up to hype. When something is so well regarded by so many, you build up this grand idea of it in your head, and by the time you actually see the thing, it’s good, but it can’t compete with whatever version…

What I watched in Quarantine – Weeks 10 & 11

In the never ending ebbs and flows of quarantine life, I’ve gone from having too few films to talk about to too many. Here are some of the best (and worst).   Seven Samurai (1954). Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Available on: iPlayer The fundamental Kurosawa film and it’s easy to see why. It incapsulates everything…

BLACK LIVES MATTER – Films to watch to inform and educate

Minnesota Freedom Fund – https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/donate Black Lives Matter Global Network – https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019 George Floyd Memorial Fund – https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd American Civil Liberties Union – https://www.aclu.org/issues/racial-justice National Bail Fund Network – https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-directory   In a time where the world should have been united in the fight against the Coronavirus, another disease has reared it’s ugly head and proved that we…

Christopher Nolan – Ranked

  At risk of sounding like every ‘film-bro’, I love Christopher Nolan. He’s one of those filmmakers whose films feel like events. A ‘Christopher Nolan’ film is enough to garner excitement on it’s own. And with the internet in a frenzy right now, in anticipation of Tenet hitting cinemas (but only when it’s safe to!) what better time…

What I watched in Quarantine – Weeks 8 & 9

I wanted to rewatch The Lighthouse this week, but the idea of being trapped in a confined space and slowly going crazy felt too real for some reason. Here’s everything I watched instead. Me, Earl and the Dying Girl (2015). Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. Available on: Netflix ‘YA Cancer drama’ is a genre that I have very little…

What I watched in Quarantine – Weeks 6 & 7

How long have we been in this Quarantine? 5 weeks? Two days? Help me to recollect. Here’s everything I watched this week.   Chi-Raq (2015). Directed by Spike Lee. Available on: Amazon Prime. This is one of the most inventive films that I’ve ever seen. A musical built around rap music that is also doubling as…

Star Wars – Ranked

Happy Star Wars Day everyone. May the 4th be with…. actually I had better not, for fear that the Disney overlords will break into my house Monsters Inc. style. I thought what better way to mark the day than to sit down and rank every Star Wars movie, especially now that the third trilogy has wrapped up…

What I watched in Quarantine – Week 4 & 5

Hi everyone. We’re back after a brief hiatus. Due to a bunch of coursework deadlines last week I didn’t get around to watch much, so I thought I’d save the few I did and lump them in with this week.   Quiz (2020). Directed by Stephen Frears. Available on: ITV Catchup I appear to be very…

What I watched in Quarantine – Week 3.

Another week down. Hope you’re all keeping well. Here’s everything I caught up on this week   Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness (2020). Directed by Eric Goode. Available on: Netflix. This documentary mini-series has taken the internet, hell, the world by storm recently, and I finally got through it all this week. This is a…

What I watched in Quarantine – Week 2

Another week in. Since we last spoke I’ve lost a quiff and gained a beard. So pretty much business as usual then. Here’s everything I watched this week. Apologies for it being so Amazon Prime heavy.   Ready or Not (2019). Directed by Matt Olpin & Tyler Gillett  –  Available on: Amazon Prime This film is…