Mia has written 8 reviews for films rated ★★★½ .

  • Midnight Mass

    Midnight Mass

    ★★★½

    I really loved this series. I was so excited to watch it because I adored Flanagan’s The haunting of hill house and The haunting of Bly manor so so much. 
    I don’t think this q u i t e lived up to its predecessors, but it was incredible nonetheless. 

    As always with Flanagan’s work, I laughed and cried and hid behind a pillow for most of it (though where hill house and bly manor focussed on the supernatural horror aspect,…

  • Little Miss Sunshine

    Little Miss Sunshine

    ★★★½

    Honestly this was the perfect film for me to watch whilst I’m stuck indoor with covid. The cast was perfectly selected, from oldest to youngest they all played their roles better than anyone could have. The story was beautifully chaotic, heart wrenching without being depressing - a balance that so many films fail to achieve - and hilarious. 
    So many films feel like a strain to watch, you’re on edge or sad, you’re waiting for something to happen or you’re…

  • 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…

  • Black Swan

    Black Swan

    ★★★½

    Not a single thing made sense to me in that entire film I swear to god but I l o v e d it. 
    Nina’s descent into irredeemable madness had me questioning every part in the film. The film perfectly captures an unachievable striving for utter perfection that had me on edge throughout. 
    Despite that, I wasn’t a fan of a lot of the cinematography. It seemed very rough and industrial (aside from any ballet scenes and a scene shot in a…

  • The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games

    ★★★½

    I adore the Hunger Games book series, and though I don’t think that the movies do them any justice, this was a brilliant representation of a much loved franchise. 
    The characters are presented perfectly, I was astounded at how lifelike the settings were, and the pace of the plot was just as gut wrenching and heart pounding as I remembered the novels to be. 
    The only thing I think wasn’t executed well was the raw emotion of the characters. The…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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!