Wee Hiatus

This is my least favourite post I’ve written for this blog but it’s one I feel I need to right now. Since 2014, I’ve in some way been consistently uploading content to this blog and it’s be an outlet that has brought me so much peace and fulfilment. I love movies and any chance I can take to talk about them is one I’ll take. For a long time, this blog was my only way of truly expressing my opinions and feelings on films without ever feeling held back. I was fully in charge of every aspect of this blog (and that’s never changed) and having this little slice of the internet as my own has always brought me such joy. But sadly, the time has come to take a tiny little break from that consistent posting.

In recent months my want and eagerness to write and post reviews has been slipping. I’ve had a really intense and challenging few years, yet I never stopped pushing forward with this blog. But right now – for some reason I’m unsure of – films just aren’t speaking to me the same way they used too, and my enthusiasm to write about them just isn’t coming to me like it used too. I think there are a number of factors influencing that (which I don’t want to go into), but what I know is that the passion just isn’t there right now.

So, I will be taking a wee break from posting reviews and other sorts of pieces right now – I’ll more than likely be back for Avengers: Endgame, but that could be it for a little while. I know my following on here is small but generous, so thank you to anyone who has stopped by, dropped a like on one of my posts or left a comment. Any and all support I’ve been given has truly filled my heart with pride and joy. Thank you… and… I’ll be back!

Review – Dumbo

Dumbo, directed by Tim Burton, certainly has some charm to it, and on a few occasions won me over with its dazzling visuals and its lovingly endearing big eared character, but for the most part, Dumbo was a pretty formulaic and unimaginative experience that offered no surprises and never had me as emotionally invested as the original did. Let’s see what it is about this film that has it feeling so… bland, and discover if it’s worth your time. Read more

Review – Us

 

Us, written and directed by Jordan Peele, is a film with an initial concept that’s so interesting, and a first act that has you so tense, that it draws you into an experience that you prepare to be eagerly unsettled by. But the more the film progresses and the more it unravels, the less I found myself wanting to engage with it or even care about it. Peele certainly has a distinctive style and is still a creator that I find myself excited to see more from, but when it comes to his films, I still find myself struggling to connect with his writing or his directing. I’m really interested to talk about Us, so let’s be done with the introduction and make our way into the review. Read more