Game Night (2018)

As with most comedies, they aren’t necessarily hinged around the narrative per say, but rather character-centralised issues. With Game Night it revolves around the inadequacy that Max (Jason Bateman) feels towards his brother, and their sibling rivalry is unleashed onto the screen. This is brilliantly fed into the film throughout, adding fuel to that fire... Continue Reading →


Lady Bird (2018)

More often than not, a coming-of-age story feels a bit over-egged, or unnatural. And it’s always difficult to portray the teenage angst whilst balancing the parental frustrations too. It seemed as though Lady Bird was going to be the latest film to attempt this with Saoirse Ronan at the centre of this film. Lady Bird... Continue Reading →

Downsizing (2018)

We’re getting to the point in films where they are starting to include global issues, potentially to try and raise awareness for that wider issue. Sometimes it works, more often than not, it doesn’t. Downsizing seems to be latest film to try and tackle a wider global problem on the silver screen. From the Alexander... Continue Reading →

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Jumanji and Space Jam were absolute cornerstones of my childhood when growing up. We are talking breaking the tapes they were watched that much. So naturally I was apprehensive when sequels to both were announced. However after reading a friends blog on Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, it got me interested, as they seemed to have... Continue Reading →

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

Back in 2014, Matthew Vaughn and Taron Egerton effectively blew up the action comedy genre with Kingsman: The Secret Service with it’s effective chalk and cheese stylistic approach to the Spy genre. It successfully managed to leave a lasting impression, as Taron Egerton in his first role coupled with Colin Firth (rather brilliantly) made the... Continue Reading →

Patti Cake$ (2017)

Never meet your idols. There’s a certain allure about a underdog story, someone that you can root for. In the case of Patti Cake$ Patricia Dumbrowski is the underdog. Often when films concern rap music and underdogs, their stories usual hail from Los Angeles, Detroit or Chicago. Patti Cake$ decides to put New Jersey on... Continue Reading →

The Big Sick (2017)

Having Judd Apatow’s name appear next to a comedy, the likelihood is that it’s going to be quite good. His name features against some of the better comedies in recent memory, including Anchorman, Superbad and Step Brothers to name a few. Some of these films are a hive for intriguing, but genuine characters. The Big... Continue Reading →

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