• Squid Game

    Squid Game

    ★★★★½

    I’ve just finished this and oh my god was it worth all the hype. I was a little skeptical of this during the first two episodes, but I’m so glad I stuck with it. 
    I don’t want to say much for fear of it giving the plot away, but I was enthralled by ever aspect of this masterful tv show and cannot wait for the second season.

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★★

    This film was quite possibly the best instalment of Daniel Craig’s Bond films. It created such an insight into the complexities of the characters that the other films failed to grasp (excluding perhaps the end half an hour of skyfall and some of spectre). 
    The stunts were successfully ambitious, the characters were wickedly loveable and the plot had enough twists and turns to keep my on the edge of my seat throughout. A brilliant film.

  • Prisoners

    Prisoners

    ★★★★★

    Oh my god. This film. My heart was pounding throughout. This is honest to god one of the best films I’ve ever seen. The diversity of character personality combined with a tense and terrifying plot line makes for one of the best crime thrillers in film. 
    I usually dislike the crime genre, it’s really not my favourite, but this blew my away. It was an unpredictable display of utter genius. You have to watch this film.

  • Spectre

    Spectre

    ★★★½

    This was maybe my second favourite bond film, underneath casino royale. I feel like Bond actually displayed emotion and variety of character in this, rather than just being a stoic emotionless portray of “manly” 
    I also enjoyed the plot a lot more. I felt it was a touch more unique than the others.

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall

    ★★★

    I went on a binge session of James Bond this week because I want to watch the new one without being confused, and I’m struggling to come up with unique reviews for them honestly. They’re all great, don’t get me wrong. But they’re pretty much the same thing repeated. I like them a lot, but they’re not really unique.

  • Quantum of Solace

    Quantum of Solace

    ★★★★

    I’ve always enjoyed the James Bond films, they’re very much films that you don’t really have to concentrate on, and can just relax and watch or an evening. This film is rammed full of car chases, fights and stunts that match any classic Bond film. What can I say? It’s just James Bond.

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★½

    This film was astounding! Likeable characters - awakafina was hilarious as always - and great dynamics between them all. The cinematography was incredible, complimented perfectly by the musical score. 
    The only issue I would have is that it slows down slightly in the middle, however the pace of the film picks up quickly and resumes its edge-of-your-seat action feel. All in all, this was a perfect example of a brilliant marvel film.

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★½

    I liked this film a lot. I only ended up watching it because it’s been showing up on my Netflix recommended for the last two years at least, so I figured I’d give it a go. 
    I was pleasantly surprised, it was a chilling film with an ingenious premise. Although somewhat predictable, the film remained exciting throughout, and I was still surprised at each and every twist that the film consistently threw at me. 
    At some points I felt the…

  • Cinderella

    Cinderella

    ★★

    It wasn’t as bad as I was initially expecting, if I’m honest. But it was the one of the most cringeworthy films I have ever seen. Some of the acting was dire, and most of the humour was pretty off timed. 
    It was a cute film for maybe 6-11 year olds? But I feel like it’s marketing itself to older teens and adults, especially because of the odd choice of cast members. Honestly when James Acaster and Romesh Ranganathan showed…

  • Saw

    Saw

    ★★★½

    I honestly don’t think that this deserved all of the bad ratings it received. Sure, some of the acting was poor and the cliches and dramatisation of certain scenes were often very cheesy, but I think that this served to add to the overall charm of the film. 
    The clever nature to the challenges each victims went through was so interesting to try and puzzle out, and the film remained chilling and relatively unpredictable throughout. I liked it!

  • American Psycho

    American Psycho

    ★★★★

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

    The ambiguity of this films ending is something that made it so brilliant to me, the chilling way that the plot was left in its entirety to the viewer. 
    The swift flow of storytelling combined with clever repetition made it an easy and enjoyable watch. My only fault was that it was so dark it made me feel incredibly uneasy at times, but this almost adds to the overall appeal.

  • The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club

    ★★★★★

    I’m not sure why I loved this film, as nothing really happened throughout its entirety. The characters weren’t at all likeable and the ending was dissatisfying but I adored it none the less. It was one of those satisfying portrayals into simplicity, a group of kids having fun and making new connections in detention. A classic films that has clearly withstood the tests of time.