Review: Parasite (2019)

One of the worst things about being a film fan in the UK is that we typically get theatrical releases some time after our American cousins. Thanks to my American blogger friends Parasite was on my must watch list long before it started making its landmark waves on the awards circuit. When it was finally…

Series Review: After Life (2019)

I think it is a bit of an understatement to say that Ricky Gervais is not everyone’s cup of tea. There’s something about him that is distinctly unlikeable but I think that is because he is not afraid to say what most of us are really thinking. If I am honest, it has taken me…

Series Review: Don’t F**k With Cats (2019)

Cinema does a fantastic job of creatively highlighting all the horrible things that humans are capable of doing to each other but if there is one fundamental truth about the human race, it is that nothing unites us more than its intolerance to those who cause harm to animals. And, let’s be honest, regardless of…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Review: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

I’ll admit, when it comes to the Star Wars franchise, I am a relatively late bloomer. While I have come to appreciate the first six episodes more over the last few years, I can’t say that I became a fan of the franchise until 2015 with the release of Force Awakens. And I use to…

Top Ten… Worst of 2019

It may be a lack of cinema visits this year but I struggled a lot with this post, mainly with actually coming up with ten films that I didn’t like. Not that this year has been full of masterpieces but predominantly because my main consideration when reviewing a film is not necessarily the technical aspects…

Top Ten… Fave Films of 2019

For someone who writes a movie blog, I have been woefully poor at watching films this year, missing out on some critically acclaimed films such as Ad Astra, Le’ Mans 66 and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Even when I’ve turned to Netflix to get my movie fix, I’ve not watched the widely anticipated…

Goodbye 2019: End of an Era

Not only did the end of 2019 see us say goodbye to the 2010’s but also to a great many shows and film franchises, here’s a little round-up of some of those that we lost going into the new decade. I tell you something though, 2020 has got some big shoes to fill… Star Wars…

Review: Frozen 2 (2019)

It’s been six years since the release of Frozen and the world has only just managed to get that bloody song out of it’s head, which means it’s prime time for a sequel, but the real question will be whether Disney can pull off another smash-hit. Read on to find out… As with the original,…

Review: Klaus (2019)

Have you ever wondered where the legend of Santa Claus comes from? Why we write him letters? Or why we have all of our little Christmas Eve traditions? Well, Netflix have provided us with some answers in their heart warming new Christmas film, Klaus, which is perfect for the whole family. When Jesper’s (Jason Schwartzman)…

Review: Let It Snow (2019)

The Christmas spirit is still going strong here at Love Popcorn with another Christmas review for you, this time we’re looking at another Netflix original, Let it Snow. It’s Christmas Eve, and a small rural town in America is hit by a snow storm. Whilst the adults are all probably using the snow as a…

Review: The Knight Before Christmas (2019)

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, ’tis the season to be jolly. That’s right, December is here and Love Popcorn is feeling Christmassy. Throughout December I am hoping to share a few festive reviews so if you are looking for something to watch this month be sure to keep checking out my blog. I’m…

Review: Falling Inn Love (2019)

In my opinion there is nothing better than a good romantic comedy, I know that’s probably not allowed in this day and age, but I don’t care, stick me in front of a screen with a rom-com and I am one happy damsel. Although I am quite content watching the same soppy film over and…