• Babyteeth

    Babyteeth

    ★★★★

    Babyteeth felt like home. The entire time I was watching this, my cousin and I kept saying it was both so bizarre and yet so relatable and familiar. It was the strangest mix of characters but everything about it was so damn Aussie that we were crying with laughter the whole time. The humour was everything, and it had the right mix of serious and funny. The ending and final scenes were heartbreaking, and they will definitely stay with me for…

  • Wolfwalkers

    Wolfwalkers

    ★★★★★

    I’m never going to recover from the beauty of this.

    I’ve been fascinated by wolves ever since I was a child; always drawn to their imagery, folklore and fairytales that included wolves, even the legend of the werewolf. Wolfwalkers is essentially the film I wish I had when I was younger, because I just know I would’ve been obsessed with it. 

    The film I think plays with the legend of werewolves a little bit, taking that mythology and putting a…

  • Shoes

    Shoes

    ★★★½

    I find these early silent films particularly hard to rate and/or review, but while I’ve only seen a small handful of silents, I must say I was really quite impressed with this one. I was surprised at the clarity of the restoration I watched, it was pretty beautiful and good quality for the most part – aside from some badly decayed shots towards the end, but I think it adds to the character of it. 

    There were some stunning shots…

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★½

    Soul came along at the perfect time and connected with so many people, and with good reason. What an unexpected and weird year 2020 has been, and I think this movie unintentionally gave us a message of not taking life for granted and living every moment to the fullest etc., at the most opportune time. I don’t know about the rest of you, but this movie caused some reflection in me of the last year and even a little bit of…

  • The Polar Express

    The Polar Express

    ★★★★½

    The Polar Express was one of my absolute favourite Christmas movies growing up, and it remains so even to this day. There’s something so magical and special about this film that I can’t quite explain. I’m probably one of the very few that doesn’t find the animation creepy or unsettling, I found it very unique when I was younger and I still find it unique and beautiful even now. This film perfectly captures the spirit of Christmas for me, and…

  • Whisper of the Heart

    Whisper of the Heart

    ★★★★

    Super cute and felt like a big warm hug. The poster was slightly misleading as I went in expecting another of Ghibli’s fantastical and otherworldly creations. But, this was a nice surprise otherwise. Lovely coming of age stories and soft romance are my jam! Shizuku and Seiji had the most adorable love story and I could’ve watched another chapter of their relationship tbh. Such a sweet movie, and animated to perfection as always.

  • Christmas with the Kranks

    Christmas with the Kranks

    ★★½

    not my favourite christmas movie, but it had elements of charm that i appreciated. the overall christmas spirit in the end of the movie was nice, but it felt too long and meandering for most of the runtime. i can see why it’s a classic though and it may be a grower yet.

  • The Prom

    The Prom

    ★★★½

    you know what? i’m actually super surprised by this after seeing all of the negative reviews. but i’m not mad about them being wrong, because it meant i got to have an unexpected BLAST with this. James Corden clearly does not belong alongside some of the other big-name stars, but everyone else was magical. Streep, Kidman, Rannells? all fabulous, but no surprises there. Pellman, who plays Emma was the breakout star for me and i think she’s definitely one to…

  • A Bad Moms Christmas

    A Bad Moms Christmas

    ★★½

    this wasn’t that bad at all. some of it was actually quite funny, and while the script was overall not the best, the jokes were by far the best bit. the set up of having all three generations under each household’s roof made for the perfect combination of drama and comedy, and some of the deliveries by the actors were actual gold. it’s just too bad the rest of it wasn’t up to scratch.

  • Requiem for a Dream

    Requiem for a Dream

    ★★★½

    TW: drug use, needles, addiction and the experience of being a child of addicts are all included in this review. 

    i haven’t seen this movie in a long time and i’m reminded again why i avoid it. not because it’s not brilliant, because it really is, but because addiction is a touchy subject for me.

    i grew up around drugs from a very young age, and was exposed to a lot of awful situations before i even reached high school…

  • The Christmas Chronicles

    The Christmas Chronicles

    ★★★½

    Kurt Russell jamming in a holding cell with the other prisoners is probably the best thing I’ve ever seen, in any Christmas movie made. Completely bonkers, but so much fun and is definitely one of the better Christmas movies of recent years. You can tell the cast had the best time making this, and it totally rubs off on the audience. Love this, and is definitely becoming a Christmas staple for me.

  • New York Minute

    New York Minute

    ★★

    i saw this when looking through netflix for something to watch and felt in the mood for a blast from the past. oh boy, i definitely got it. i’m convinced that nobody back in the early 2000s gave a fuck and that’s why so many iconic movies like this one exist. it was a great time.