Review: Polar (2019)

Cinema, like all art forms, is subjective and personal, whilst the masses may love a film, you may hate it, or vice versa. The second film in our latest Netflix binge, Polar, is a perfect example of why it is important to take reviews with a pinch of salt, and make up your own mind….

Review: Close (2019)

Netflix are continuing to make their mark on the world of cinema. It’s almost impossible just to keep track of all their original releases , let alone finding the time to watch them all, but the other day, me and Mark had a proper sofa day and got through three of them; Close, Polar and…

Top Ten… Game of Thrones Characters

“You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” Harvey Dent – The Dark Knight Some of you may be wondering why I have used a quote from Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy for a Game of Thrones post, but as I was writing my shortlist, I realised that it…

Top Ten… Movies About Motherhood

Much the same as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day has that essence of becoming a bit over-commercialised. Admittedly, I don’t do enough for my mum now that I am an adult but as a child, it wasn’t all about teddy bears and toiletries, I liked to prepare a picnic to take on a day out somewhere….

Review: Fisherman’s Friends (2019)

Every now and again, in amongst the Hollywood heavyweights, a quintessential British drama shines like a diamond in the rough, comforting in it’s familiarity like your own bed after a long holiday. Often these films are few and far between but the next few of weeks sees not one, but two British musical dramas hit…

Review: Us (2019)

Whilst I love a good psychological thriller, I am not a fan of stereotypical jump-scare films that have little-to-no plot. This means that the horror genre is a little bit of minefield for me, and one that will usually get pushed to the side in favour of a less hide-under-my-coat film. That being said, Jordan…

Review: Captain Marvel (2019)

I’ll admit that after eleven years and twenty-one movies, I am starting to get a teensy bit bored of the Superhero genre and I’ve found the last few MCU films a little under-whelming on the first viewing. Couple that with all the hype and focus on finally having a female lead** and I actually went…

Top Ten… Irish Actors

I thought it would be a good idea to do a blog post on my favourite Irish actors in celebration of St Patrick’s Day but when doing my shortlist, I realised just how few Irish actors I knew. Therefore, I would like to formally apologise to all the people of Ireland and I hope that…

Review: Isn’t It Romantic (2019)

If you have seen my top ten chick flicks post, then you will probably already have guessed that I absolutely LOVE a good (or bad) rom-com, in fact, the cheesier the better. Unfortunately, in today’s societal climate, admitting to enjoying romantic comedies almost feels like confessing to skinning cats or kicking homeless children. But that…

Series Review: American Gods

American Gods is one of those series that you really want to tell people about but is so difficult to put into words. Adapted from the critically acclaimed Neil Gaiman novel of the same name, American Gods is a twisted blend of fantasy and mythology, a tangled mix of the old and the new. The main storyline…

Review: All Is True (2019)

“Love me or hate me, both are in my favour… If you love me, I’ll always be in your heart… If you hate me, I’ll always be in your mind.” William Shakespeare For some people, the name William Shakespeare conjures up memories of boring English lessons at school, being forced to study texts written in an…

Top Ten… Book-to-Screen Adaptations

When I was younger I would almost always choose to read a book over watching a film, especially when it came to book-to-screen adaptations. I always found that the film never lived up to the standards of the books. Now, I can appreciate books and films separately for the different mediums that they are. That being…