Review – The Favourite

The Favourite, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, was a delightfully self-indulgent film that I gleefully grinned throughout its bitingly clever dialogue and its incredibly nuanced characters. Watching as the film’s three main characters battled one another in the most deceptively sinister ways was something that… to put it bluntly: I gorged myself on every dark, comedically brilliant moment of. And now, I’m very excited to dive deep into all it has to offer. So, let’s stop with all the adjectives (in this intro, there’s about to be a whole lot of adjectives thrown your way throughout this review) and get on with things. Read more

Review – The Mercy

The Mercy, directed by James Marsh, is inspiring, heart-breaking, tragic, and yet completely full of elements that make the journey of emotions worth it. I went in expecting a reasonably simple film that at its core was unabashedly British and came out having experienced a story that surprised me and left me in a mournful mindset. The engaging story held my attention throughout, and despite how emotionally turbulent it was; found its way into me heart and my mind. But enough of this rambling. Let’s get to the review and see if this is a film that you might be interested in checking out. Read more

Review – Denial

denial

Denial, directed by Mick Jackson, at its core has an extremely compelling story, one which had me completely engrossed in its journey and subsequent outcome. The film does struggle at times to keep everything cohesive – large jumps in time, and some shaky character portrayals, did leave me scrunching my brow in confusion. But ultimately, there is something wholly interesting and slightly addicting about seeing the films story play out. So let’s get onto the fuller review and see just how this film shapes up. Read more

Review – Our Kind of Traitor

Our Kind of Traitor

Our Kind of Traitor, directed by Susanna White, is a film that fails to lead to anything of worth and delivers a film completely void of tension or substance. This is a film with potential in the beginning, there is an interesting style to it all, but unfortunately it gets lost in itself quickly and soon forgets to payoff anything that it at first seemed so intent on presenting to you. So let’s get this review under way and see what went wrong. Read more

Review – Victor Frankenstein

Victor Frankenstein

Victor Frankenstein, directed by Paul McGuigan delivers a compelling take on the friendship between Igor and Dr Frankenstein. Unfortunately the film doesn’t have much else to offer and soon just falls back into a by the numbers film, that while exciting and at times interesting, isn’t always the most attention grabbing. Read more