• Senior Year

    Senior Year

    ★★★

    The way I was waiting with baited breath for this! Exactly my kinda Friday afternoon movie.

    Wish it didn't lean so hard into — or spend like 30 mins on — the life lesson-y 'being popular isn't everything' stuff, because duh, but enjoyed the characters and premise a lot and I preferred the mean girl attitude when it appears.

    Typical humour for this sort of thing but everyone knows Aussie accents make everything 30% funnier so if you do the…

  • Top Gun

    Top Gun

    ★★★

    Was a bit worried this was gonna be too hyper-masculine extreme 80s for me, but it won me over.

    Unfortunately Top Gun does something I dislike in all storytelling mediums: every other character around the protagonist seems to only emotionally exist in relation to them — the supporting players don't have desires, emotions, or behaviours that don't orbit around the made-for-projection sun that is Him. You might say 'Trudie, he's the main character of course it's all about him!' well,…

  • The Dropout

    The Dropout

    More of a balanced, insightful take on this whole situation that I would have thought possible for such an insane story. Leans into cringe humour and rightfully points fingers, but it also isn't afraid of that human element that makes adaptations of stories like this worthwhile.

    Elizabeth as a character is almost impenetrable, yet the delusional, ignorance is bliss performance Seyfried puts in never failed to add these extra tragic layers that stop the outing from being two dimensional. People…

  • Tomorrow, When the War Began

    Tomorrow, When the War Began

    ★★½

    A niche YA hidden treasure... At least that's what I thought when I watched this in my early teens. I suppose that's all you can really ask of a thing like this, for it to tick those boxes for its intended audience. Like I remember thinking it was the shit.

    I still like some things about it: has a nice soundtrack, I like Caitlin Stacey, the characters are likable, and the initial idea of the camping trip and returning to…

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The way people have been foaming at the mouth for John Krasinski's Reed Richards only to have Wanda walk in there, mom jeans equipped, and shred him after 5 minutes 😭. The slay was earth shattering.

    There's something rather mouth watering about taking the scene people have been most hyped for, because of its cameos and potential future threads, and reducing it to a 5 minute spit in the face that sees a once beloved hero tear into Marvel comics'…

  • Misbehaviour

    Misbehaviour

    ★★½

    Has the very specific — but not unpleasant — vibe of a movie you take your mum to see on a Sunday afternoon. She thinks it's revelatory because she's only seen 5 movies in the last 3 years.

    Perhaps seems surface level, and at times feels like half a movie due to the lackluster character work and plot development, but truth is there's more than meets the eye (that pun works here right?) and this had some nuanced looks at…

  • Schumacher

    Schumacher

    ★★★½

    At the beginning I was a bit concerned about the length of this, but by the end you're so 'there' with Michael, his family, and the golden years that every minute of screentime leading up to his unfortunate skiing accident feels like a gift.

    As a relatively new person to the world of F1, it's valuable to me to be able to visit an era I didn't experience and get to appreciate it.

    Thought the stuff with his family was…

  • The Bad Guys

    The Bad Guys

    ★★½

    Took a good while to get going but the direction is dynamic enough that once the action starts it's quite enjoyable. Car chase was great. It's cool to see so many amazing directors in animation these days utilising the medium for all it can do in opposition to a practical film set.

    Also had a nice, refreshing animation style

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    ★★

    I like Claire.

    I cried a lot when the brachiosaurus died on the island as the ship was leaving. Unrelated, it is my time of the month.

    Figured I should watch this with the new one coming up. Not sure I'll bother catching it at the cinema, but I couldn't really remember why dinos had gotten loose in the world so yeah I guess I know now. Ok

  • Charlie's Angels

    Charlie's Angels

    ★★½

    Was browsing RT recently and saw that this actually has a very good audience score on there, which was... Surprising.

    Even as someone who was excited for this movie I felt it was sooo bad the first time I watched it, so seeing that made me want to revisit — especially considering how these 'girl power' angled movies tend not to get decent audience scores.

    Truth is, if the premise originally was to my taste then I'm always willing to…

  • Stardust

    Stardust

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert Deniro were so much fun in this! The feel of it was also unique and I admire the ambition of it all.

    Found the two main youths quite boring

    Also don't love when all the female characters in a movie are either angelic damsels or completely evil. Yeah star girl uses her glow at the end to kill the witch but like only can because the power of her love for the boy allows her to…

  • White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch

    White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch

    ★★★

    Another easy breezy doc from Netflix. Haven't seen a lot of films about the fashion industry so was interested to see this.

    About halfway through I was like oh A&F is such Hollister vibes.... Turns out they're basically the same thing.

    If, like me, you were a teen girl who kept one of those black and white shopping bags for absolutely no reason you deserve a senior discount.

    Soundtrack banged