About Me… The Films Of My Life

We watch movies for many different reasons. It is a chance to escape into another world for a little while. It is time to spend with loved ones. It may be when you are sick or getting over a heartbreak.  Whatever our reasons for watching them, films have the power to impact our lives so subtly that we don’t even realise it until we…

Review: The Favourite (2019)

Happy New Year Everyone! Can you believe we are already a whole week into the new year?!  I seem to have dragged my feet a little this year but I have finally made it to the cinema and the honour of my first film of 2019 goes to Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite. This is my first encounter…

Top Ten – Worst Films of 2018

Newton’s third law of Physics states that “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction” and unfortunately that is the same for movies. While there have been some gems released this year, there has also been a fair share of flops. So without further ado, these are my ten worst films of 2018. Fair warning: some of these…

Top Ten…. Fave Films of 2018

A new year is now upon us and that means a whole host of new films to escape into, but before we step too far into 2019, let’s have a look back at my ten favourite films of 2018. Honorary Mention – The Greatest Showman I first watched this Boxing Day of 2017, but considering I watched it a further two…

Review: Bird Box (2018)

Netflix’s newest production, Bird Box, is helping to establish the streaming service as a film studio to rival the big Hollywood companies, having allegedly racked up 45 million views within its first 7 days (source). Having seen it all over my news feed since its release, I thought I would check it out and see what all the fuss is…

Review: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

To say I was looking forward to this film is a bit of an understatement; to say that I was apprehensive, is even more so. If you have read my thoughts on Ralph Breaks The Internet then you will already know that sometimes a great film needs to be left well alone. When that film has had 54…

Top Ten… Black Mirror

Set in a world that is not too dissimilar from our own, Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror is a frightening exploration into technology and the dark, twisted psyche of the human race. With the first episode of series 5 being dropped on Netflix today (28.12.18), I wanted to share with you my ten favourite episodes. Don’t…

Review: Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018)

When you are given a movie that has as much heart, humour and fun as Wreck-It Ralph, the idea of a sequel is intriguing and exciting, but more often than not, you end up underwhelmed and disappointed. I would love to tell you that Ralph Breaks the Internet breaks this tradition, but I can’t. The film takes place six…

The Journey Begins…

For a night out, I will always choose a trip to the cinema. There’s no better feeling than when the lights dim, the whispered conversations slowly fade away and you settle in your seat ready to escape into another world. And when it’s cold outside, you can’t beat snuggling up on the sofa (with or…