Movie Links #33

The second of my Oscar theme link ups features our Best Actor and Best Actress winners; Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger. Phoenix received his first Oscar win for his take on the iconic villain, Joker, whereas Zellweger received her second Oscar win for her portrayal of musical legend, Judy Garland. Joaquin Phoenix was in Joker…

Movie Links #32

It’s been a while since I’ve done a movie link-up but the Oscars buzz has rubbed off on me and I thought it would be fun to do a few Oscars themed link ups showcasing some of the winners. Let’s start with the winners for the supporting roles, both of whom received their first Oscar…

Review: Jojo Rabbit (2019)

I honestly didn’t think we were ever going to get round to watching this film despite both of us being pretty excited about it. From me finishing work too late for us to get to the cinema on time, to one (or both) of us being too lazy to even leave the house, to the…

New Feature: Hidden Gems

Given the sheer amount of films that are released every year, it is a given that some brilliant movies will wind up slipping through the cracks. My newest feature is my attempt at raising some awareness for those films that I feel deserve a little more love and recognition. So keep your eyes peeled for…

Series Review: Cheer (2020)

Cheerleading is not something that the typical Brit is totally familiar with, with most of our impressions made from watching cheerleaders portrayed in movies. And lets be honest, cinema doesn’t exactly play cheerleaders in the most positive of lights, they are usually pretty, privileged bitchy white girls whose biggest concern is dating the star quarterback…

Oscars 2020 – Best Actress

The 2020 Oscar ceremony is just around the corner, it’s time to take a look at this years shortlist for Best Actress. And the nominees are… Cynthia Erivo – Harriet In this film from director Kasi Lemmons, Cynthia Erivo plays the titular character, Harriet Tubman, a woman who escapes from slavery and becomes an American…

Review: I Lost My Body (2019)

Despite being on Netflix, my current go-to for movies, I Lost My Body completely slipped under my radar until it was nominated for Best Animated Film at the 2020 Academy Awards. Wanting to watch as many of the Oscar films as I can, time and motivation permitting, we decided to check it out. The story…

Series Review: Sex Education (Season 2)

If you’ve already read my review of season one, you will already know that I was a big fan of the Netflix series when it aired early last year so I think it is fair to say that I was pretty excited for the new season. I settled down to watch a couple of episodes…

Oscars 2020 – Best Actor

The 2020 Oscar ceremony is just over a week away! We’ve already had a little look at the nominees for Best Animated Film and Best Picture, now it’s time to have a gander at the shortlist for Best Actor. Antonio Banderas – Pain & Glory In Pain and Glory, Antonio Banderas plays a groundbreaking gay…

Review: Marriage Story (2019)

Despite Steven Spielberg’s attempts to limit Netflix’s success in Hollywood, they have steadily been making their stamp on the industry. In fact, if the 2020 Oscar nominations are anything to go by, they have quickly become a force to be reckoned with, having topped the nominations charts (24 nominations in total) beating the likes of…

Retro Review: An American Werewolf in London (1981)

It feels like an age since my last Retro Review, what with the weird time vortex that surrounds Christmas and New Year, but it has only been a month. Given the fact that I was rather disappointed with the last couple of retro reviews, I was a little apprehensive going into this one, but it…

Review: 1917 (2020)

Inspired by stories told to him by his grandfather, Alfred, director Sam Mendes’ latest film is a war epic that takes a simple story and turns it into something spectacular. Thinking that the Germans are retreating, the 2nd battalion of the British Army plan a dawn attack that they believe will finish the Germans off,…

Oscars 2020 – Best Picture

Brush away those January blues, it’s awards season and the nominee’s for the most coveted award in cinema have been released. Let’s have a little look at the 2020 nominees for most coveted award of them all, Best Picture. Ford Vs Ferrari (Le Mans ’66) This biographical drama from director James Mangold tells the story…

Series Review: Sex Education (2019)

I first watched this Netflix series when it was originally released back in January of 2019 but never got around to actually writing up a review for it. With season two literally around the corner (available on Netflix from 17th Jan) I figured now was a perfect time for a full re-watch and review. Sex…

Oscars 2020 – Best Animated Film

Brush away those January blues, it’s awards season and the nominee’s for the most coveted award in cinema have been released. Let’s have a little look at the 2020 nominees for Best Animated Feature Film. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World In the final installment of the trilogy, Hiccup and Toothless must find…

Review: Just Mercy (2020)

January is a time where most of us, myself included, are regretting our ‘but it’s Christmas’ binge fests and trying to make our wages last that extra week until pay day, but what keeps me going into that full-on January Blues mood is the fact that it’s this time of year that a large majority …

Review: The Gentlemen (2020)

With great financial success (less so, critically) in a more family-friendly market over the last few years, with the likes of Aladdin (2019) and the two Sherlock Holmes films, director Guy Ritchie rings in the new decade by going back to his roots, with a star-studded gangster romp of a film, The Gentlemen. Predominantly set…

Review: Jumani – The Next Level (2019)

In an age of reboots, remakes and reimaginings, a slightly more understated trend is emerging: the Reboot Sequel. That is, of course, the attempt to reboot a franchise (or solo film) by continuing on where the originals left off. Where traditional reboots are met with a balanced amount of celebration and negativity, the reboot sequel…