• This Beautiful Fantastic

    This Beautiful Fantastic

    ★★★½

    I’m so lucky to have stumbled across this beautiful little film. It was utterly heartwarming and infinitely colourful. 
    Each and every character was charmingly well written and likeable in their entirety. The lack of complexity to the story and the overwhelming sense of hope and togetherness that it amasses makes for a thoroughly moving piece of film.
    It was a simple story, with simple motivations and simple characters, but it was told in such a way that this is all…

  • The King

    The King

    ★★½

    Objectively this was a phenomenally produced film. It was perfectly shot, capturing the ruthless beauty of a war torn 15th century France, and acted so convincingly that I had trouble maintaining the knowledge that it was mostly fiction. I was also pleased to find out that it was an adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Henry V, which made it all the more enjoyable to me. 

    It gave me Game of Thrones meets non-fiction, and did so brilliantly. The only thing that…

  • 28 Days Later

    28 Days Later

    ★½

    I feel like over the past few days all I’ve watched are boring films, which is inconvenient as I’m watching them to have the complete opposite effect. 

    I was excited to start this film as it’s been on my radar for a while, being one of the most famous zombie-flicks out there. I wasn’t expecting to be significantly impressed, as it was only made in 2002, but I wasn’t expecting it to be dreary and predictable.

    Despite knowing nothing about…

  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

    ★½

    This was the most bored I think I’ve ever been in a horror film. I was so excited for this, as I loved the shining, both the book and the movie. Although I did enjoy the final sequence in the hotel a l o t, the rest of the film was awful and it was TWO AND A HALF HOURS LONG. 
    I chose this film to watch because I was bored and needless to say that was not a good…

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★

    I don’t really get the hype behind this film. I’ve heard plenty of people rave about it, so I found myself going in expecting to be blown away. Despite being entertained by the films gloriously miserable development, I wasn’t left astounded by it.
    The twists and turns in the plot were incredible, I greatly enjoyed how it played out, however there were a few aspects I had to Google to understand (such as obscure cattle diseases that without a great…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

    I’ve pretty much always found the Batman movies pretty sub-par, so suffice to say I was absolutely astounded by this film. Robert Pattison did a phenomenal job of encapsulating the true effort of this character in a far higher sense of darkness and realism that the other movies could ever dream of achieving. 
    It’s not often that I can sit and watch a film for three hours and not get bored. I was honestly wishing for another three hours, I…

  • Uncharted

    Uncharted

    ★★★★

    This was like a modern Indiana Jones. You got what to expected, but my expectations were already high so the film was an extremely pleasant watch. The casting was brilliantly done, each character playing off of each other well. 
    There was a perfect balance of humour and seriousness, action and dialogue. It was, in my opinion, the ideal rainy-day action film. I laughed aloud and gasped at twists. It was pure fun. 
    However, I do admit that my opinion is…

  • Death on the Nile

    Death on the Nile

    ★★★

    This movie was the embodiment of the word average. It’s worth seeing if you enjoy Agatha Christie’s mysteries, as I think both this and “Murder on the Orient Express” capture them pretty well, however the plot was somewhat predictable and most of the acting bored me. It was as if they had written a plot that was to be taken seriously, but directed it as if it was a caricature of said seriousness. It clashed a little for me. 
    That…

  • Endings, Beginnings

    Endings, Beginnings

    There wasn’t a single shot that focused on anything below shoulder level this entire film. It honestly gave me a headache to watch. At first I thought it was a unique and artistic perspective but by the end of the film, no word of a lie, my head was pounding.
    Everyone in this film was either an asshole or gave piss-poor advice that was just as bad as the people. There was no tangible plot. No resolution. Just a slow moving…

  • The Bronze

    The Bronze

    ★★★

    The film was alright. I didn’t realise that it was meant to be a comedy until I started watching it, however it wasn’t as funny as a film within that genre should have been. The jokes were mostly vulgar shock humour rather than calculated wit, most of the plot revolving around an unlikeable gym coach who does little to redeem herself despite being portrayed as a hero. The film was relatively slow, with the occasional heart-warming/funny moment and left me significantly…

  • Filth

    Filth

    ★★½

    I found it difficult to feel sorry for Bruce because of how awful a person he was. By setting up his character in such a horrific way, everything that happened to him that was clearly meant to draw the viewers sympathy and shock instead left me relatively unsurprised and somewhat bored, which is the last thing I want to be watching a film. 
    That being said, the film did have an ingenious charm, the twists of the plot line being…

  • Batman Begins

    Batman Begins

    ★★★

    It was alriiight. I don’t really have much to say about it other than Batman Begins is very much a stereotypical superhero-fights-supervillain-gets-the-girl film. It was relatively entertaining, and the villain was pretty terrifying. 
    The love interest I found to be utterly irritating, being a self righteous character that’s fundamentally unimportant to the plot other than to play the general superhero style love interest. 
    Either way, the film was pretty good. It definitely wasn’t bad. But it’s probably not something I’d watch again in a hurry.