What Did I Watch In Quarantine? Week Eleven

I'm a media person, so I ended up absentmindedly watching a lot of stuff during the lockdown. BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, USA, 2018) (Sky Cinema) 9/10 This week seemed like the right time to watch this film. This film is so impactful and important, especially the ending, which horrified me. I've not had such a physical …

How I Would Fix The Son (Spoilers)

This one may surprise you. I gushed about The Son (Sebastián Schindel, Argentina, 2019) when I wrote about it in week eight of lockdown, and I definitely recommend it. It's a very tight, very intriguing psychological thriller. There is only one thing I would change about the film and that is the ending. After Lorenzo …

What I Didn’t Watch In Quarantine And Why

I watched A LOT of films and shows during quarantine, but there were some that I just couldn't get through. These are all films or shows that I just could not finish. Mark of the Devil/La Marca del Demonio (Diego Cohen, Mexico, 2020) Karl, a man who suffers a demonic possession, together with Tomás, a …

Why I Hate The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club (John Hughes, USA, 1985). Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. This film is seen by a classic teenage movie, and is revered as an important cultural monument. It's always recommended when someone is asking for recommendations of …

What Did I Watch In Quarantine? Week Ten

I'm a media person, so I ended up absentmindedly watching a lot of stuff during the lockdown. M.O.M. Mothers of Monsters (Tucia Lyman, USA, 2020) (Amazon Prime) 7/10 A distraught mother suspects her teenage son is plotting a school shooting, but when he slips through the cracks of the system, she is forced to take …

What Does The Ending Of The Housemaid MEAN? (Spoilers)

I recently watched The Housemaid (Sang-soo Im, South Korea, 2010), and I cannot get it out of my head. The plot revolves around Eun-yi, who is hired as a nanny for a rich family, but has an affair with the husband whose wife finds out. It's a tense, incredibly gripping film, and I thoroughly enjoyed …

What Did I Watch In Quarantine? Week Nine

I'm a media person, so I ended up absentmindedly watching a lot of stuff during the lockdown. Vampyr (Carl Theodor Dreyer, Germany/France, 1932) (BFI Player) 8/10 A drifter obsessed with the supernatural stumbles upon an inn where a severely ill adolescent girl is slowly becoming a vampire. I loved this film. There's an atmosphere and …

Some Fantastic Double Bills To Watch In Lockdown

In these trying times, many of us have turned to media to entertain us, and we're watching a lot more films than ever. If you fancy watching a great double bill, here's some for you to consider. If you fancy watching a statement about duality and the differences between genders, try... Portrait of a Lady …

The Problem With Child’s Play (2019)

So, I finally got around to watching Child's Play (Lars Klevberg,  2019) in lockdown and I ...didn't like it. It's not necessarily that there's anything wrong with it (apart from the fact that I was only 25 minutes in when I was sure I was at least halfway through...), but I just didn't enjoy it. …

What Did I Watch In Quarantine? Week Eight

I'm a media person, so I ended up absentmindedly watching a lot of stuff during the lockdown. 10 Things I Hate About You (Gil Junger, USA, 1999) (Disney +) 8/10 A pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does. I've never seen this film all the way through …