• Black Mirror: Striking Vipers

    Black Mirror: Striking Vipers

    ★★★½

    This was a really enjoyable episode of Black Mirror! I liked the concept as it didn’t feel too unreal and seems to be something that may exist in the near future. The episode presented relationships and how we love other people, more than it’s traditional commentary on technology. Obviously the VR like attachment was essential but I still felt more intrigued by the relationships between characters. 

    I had small isssues with pacing and certain moments were a little abrupt. Conversely,…

  • Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    I was in pain watching this. I guess the idea is cool but video games have been doing this forever so I found it hard to love the concept. I really wanted to have fun but when the first ‘choice’ is between the cereals he picks... like, really? 

    I couldn’t stand that whatever I picked it would go back to what the film wanted me to pick. I have read that that’s the point and if so, I do not…

  • The Notebook

    The Notebook

    ★★★

    This is a very sweet film but I couldn’t get past some of the dialogue and pacing issues. The scene where Noah’s children come to visit their mum is so poorly written I couldn’t believe what I was watching. There are a few other moments where the dialogue is lacking but I remember that scene so vividly. The climax and ending of the film seem rushed and not fleshed out. The film isn’t overly long so they could have extended…

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★★★

    Everything in this film is gorgeous; the costumes, lighting, sound, story and everything in between. I was captured throughout the entire duration of the film even though the pacing was extremely slow and it has a runtime of 2 hours and 45minutes. My anticipation during every scene certainly highlights just how stunning the film is. 

    I am a huge fan of everything Kubrick touches as he has such groundbreaking attention to detail. This is not a film to watch at…

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★★

    I really enjoyed watching this film. It was easy and entertaining, being something that I could rewatch any day. The plot was simple and something everyone has seen before yet the characters truely made it something else. I was hooked and excited to see what Molly and Amy would do next. Fledstein and Dever performed beautifully in the dream like world the film was captured in, embracing the quirky characters making them extremely likeable. Lastly, the portrayal of the queer…

  • Black Mirror: Smithereens

    Black Mirror: Smithereens

    ★★★★

    This is by far my favourite Black Mirror episode ever. The series is not something I enjoy watching, and I have a lot of issues with the show. However, this episode blew my mind! I absolutely love Andrew Scott and his performance was incredible in Smithereens. From the first frame I was hooked, maninly because I knew Scott would kill it. I think the reason I loved this so much, is because it didn’t feel like a Black Mirror episode.…

  • Rocketman

    Rocketman

    ★★★★½

    What a gorgeous  blend of sadness and fun. The film captured Elton’s struggle outstandingly, as not an eye in the cinema was dry. Yet, there were parts of the film everyone was dancing to, reminiscing about their teen hood or getting a glimpse into what the past was like. The performances were all incredible, it was clear all actors and actresses were completely invested in doing Elton’s story justice. The costume design and music is of course beautiful, as it…