• Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★★★

    I absolutely adored this film. Now one of my favs of all time.

    So funny and so sad. Heart warming and heart breaking. A wonderfully perfect balance.

    Taika is a genius.

  • We Are Still Here

    We Are Still Here

    ★★★★

    The house needs a god damn family 🤷🏻‍♀️

    The villagers are a bunch of twats.

    Decent watch.

  • The Vanishing

    The Vanishing

    ★★★

    Love The Dude, but he plays a horrible bastard in this. A very creepy, clumsy psychopath.

    Strong performances from the whole cast. Poor Denise!

  • Bachelorette

    Bachelorette

    ★★½

    This has some funny bits as you'd expect but there are some far too serious bits too which left me a little at a loss as to how to react... The subject matter of self harm, bulimia and abortion are strange additions to this type of film.

    Having said that I laughed a few times and so that's the main thing I guess...

  • Joe

    Joe

    ★★★★

    What a lovely heartwarming film this is. Nicholas Cage isn't the best (lets be honest) but in this film as Joe, he really plays the character perfectly. Taking young Gary under his wing, asking no questions - he becomes the role model and rock that Gary needs.

    There's definitely a split between death and life as at the start you see Joe's team killing trees and at the end, Gary takes on a new role looking after new sapling trees.…

  • Rope

    Rope

    ★★★★★

    Love Hitchcock and this is one of my faves.

    The relationship between the two main characters Philip and Brandon is slightly homoerotic as well as sociopathic as they carry out the perfect murder. Or is it.

    The long scenes and tension that builds once the party is in full swing is pretty brilliant. Especially as poor ex friend David is holding (so to speak) all their party nibbles and candles whilst cold in the bookcase. The best tension is when…

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    ★★★★★

    Wes Anderson's films are a marvel to look at. He uses the same style of framing and vibrant popping colours in most of his films. Not to mention the irresistibly limb shaking soundtracks, but it all works. His films make me happy.

    Fantastic Mr Fox is beautiful. Having watched the extras it's phenomenal to think about how long this film must have taken to make.

    Fabulously fantastic!

  • Neighbors

    Neighbors

    ★★★

    Neighbour wars. Simple formula which worked quite well. Didn't show anything new but gave some entertainment.

    Quite like Rose Byrne when she's being funny so that was nice.

  • Irresistible

    Irresistible

    ★★★

    This film might not have worked if some z-list, no name celebs had tried to nail it. The fact there are acting heavyweights mean that for every lull or moment you'd ordinarily want to hurry up, you know it's building to something worth seeing.

    Now I can appreciate a script is a script so it should work no matter what, but Sarandon, Neill and Blunt elevate the B-movie feel it has to something with more credibility.

    It has some nice twists that you don't see coming.

  • Fish Tank

    Fish Tank

    ★★★½

    Second Fassbender film of the day.

    This film is raw and controversial. A gritty drama - quite difficult to watch at times.

    Full commitment from the cast which makes you feel as though you're right there amongst this dysfunctional family.

  • Shame

    Shame

    ★★★½

    Shame sums up this film in every respect.

    The shame Brandon feels when he feeds his addiction and when his sister sees it first hand.

    The shame and pity we feel for Brandon trying to get through life with a condition not many people understand/are sympathetic towards.

    Love Fassbender and on first glance, it seems to be a dream come true *perve* however quite quickly it becomes apparent we're taking a peek into a dark world.

    Very well acted - by all of the cast. Bravo.

  • Maleficent

    Maleficent

    ★★★

    I was pleasantly surprised by this film. Jolie plays a great character - full of expression in those luscious eyes and lips.... *girlcrush*

    Disney did good and the fact there were no shitty songs to ruin it, was a bonus!