• Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    ★★★★

    Summer of Soul is a powerful and important documentary on the Harlem Cultural Festival. With black empowerment as it's backdrop, it shows the impact of music in a revolution with unity in the masses. The line up was phenomenal, the vibe was stirring. The world needs more soul ✌🏾

  • Censor

    Censor

    ★★★½

    Censor was a creepy ride through the mind of a movie censor during the video nasty era. Looks at the horrors within and how they can link to unresolved trauma. A great central performance by Niamh Algar in a visually charged nod to pivotal era of genre movies

  • CODA

    CODA

    ★★★★

    Coda was phenomenal! A girl is caught between being a support system for her deaf family and pursuing her love of singing. A coming of age story of acceptance and inner strength. The best scenes are those with no sound at all, as well as the musically driven scenes. A beautiful, funny and emotional film. There's so much more I could write.... definitely worth checking out

  • The Forever Purge

    The Forever Purge

    ★★★½

    The Forever Purge wasn't bad. Another film that goes as expected. Less killing in this, more survival and an obvious but political flip of circumstances. It's an easy watch but not as smart as it thinks. "Does this translate Pandejo?" is now my favourite movie line this year!

  • Escape Room: Tournament of Champions

    Escape Room: Tournament of Champions

    ★★★

    This cheesy fun average at best watch. Nothing groundbreaking, predictable, but an easy watch and plays out like one of the latter Saw movies but sadly zero gore. This is gonna be a guilty pleasure franchise I reckon!

  • Old

    Old

    ★★★½

    Old was ok and there were some really good bits to it but it felt a little too on the nose with everything. I liked the whole commentary on life with the twilight zone feel but the end let down a promising allegory on life and aging, with some questionable depictions of the topics and tropes covered

  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★★½

    Great stand alone marvel action. Florence Pugh seriously kicks ass and was the highlight and was great opposite Scarlett Johansson. Less superhero style, more about sisterly love and evil people doing bad things. That end credits scene!

  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

    The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

    ★★★★

    Falcon and The Winter Soldier turned out bloody good in the end. Totally different tone to Wandavision and Loki. A strong message on moral, doing the right thing and the struggles we all face in what we think is doing the right thing. Another arc to ever growing great Marvel phase. Fight the power ✊🏾

  • Loki

    Loki

    ★★★★

    Phenomenal series.... great story telling and sets up the next phase so well. We need a Loki / Mobius buddy cop film!

  • A Classic Horror Story

    A Classic Horror Story

    ★★★½

    So this leans heavily on A Cabin In The Woods & Midsommar. People crash their car, end up on the middle of nowhere and all isn't as it seems as they fight for survival against the backdrop of something disturbing. It's tense and atmospheric with some cool cinematography. I enjoyed watching this despite some familiar territory covered here. The end was jarring but can see what they tried and why, it sort of worked in a meta way

  • The Dark and the Wicked

    The Dark and the Wicked

    ★★★½

    The Dark the Wicked is a solid possession horror with some good jump scares and bleak deaths. Something evil is taking over a family as two siblings help their a dying father. Its worth checking out but did come across like a Hereditary/The VVitch mashup that didn't make the A24 cut

  • Fear Street: 1978

    Fear Street: 1978

    ★★★

    2nd part of the trilogy...Not as good as the 1st, a little long in places with an over reliance on the soundtrack. However it does have some good elements and the summer camp setting is given a fresh dark take. The curse story is carried on well, as are the continued homages (if at times clichéd) to previous horror films. I think as a overall set of films this is working well, as a darker middle film setting up the final one well, but this lacks the punch of the first