Catching Up With London Film Festival 2019 Films

There were so many fantastic films at the London Film Festival last year that I wasn't able to see, and I decided to try and see as many as possible when I could. Luckily due to my work I was able to see a lot of the cinema releases but thankfully there were also a …

Inside No. 9 – Was Series 5 Any Good?

After starting Inside No. 9 last year, it easily became one of my favourite programs, and I was lucky enough to be able to go to the sold out preview of the new series at the BFI. The Referee's A W***er The beautiful game. The crunch-clash between United and Rovers in the last match of …

In Defence of the ‘Worst’ Alien Film or How I Would Fix Alien 3

My most controversial film opinion: I love Alien 3 (David Fincher, 1992), and I think it's pretty good. I would choose to watch it over Aliens (James Cameron, 1986) every time. I think there's a lot of good in Alien 3 that is overlooked due to it's fraught production history and less than great box …

Favourite Films of the Decade: 2010-2019

Working in a cinema, we often talk about films, as you can imagine. We often talk about our favourite films and have light-hearted arguments about who has good taste or bad taste. After arguing for about a month, I decided to write all my ideas down. These are just my favourites from the year, and …

Reviews: Parasite (2019) and Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

Recently, I spent a day at the BFI and I was lucky enough to see two films that were both very high on my to watch list. Both films were critically acclaimed and I'd been looking forward to seeing them for months. Parasite (Boon Jong Ho, South Korea, 2019) All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family …

More TV Shows I’ve Been Enjoying

There's been a lot of good television around recently and I've been trying to find the best gems. Here's what I've really enjoyed lately. The Crown Season 3 (Netflix, UK/USA, 2016) I inhaled the third season of the Crown. I was worried after the fantastic first two seasons that the quality would drop, especially with …

Five Directors I Really Admire

As my interest in film, both personal and acadmic, has grown, so have my habits surrounding films. Rather than just watching what sounds good or what it seems like I should be watching, in the last few years I've be following certain people's careers and trajectories. These are some of the directors who I've been …

Six YouTubers I Watch Religiously

I've had a lot of time off recently and I haven't been utilising it really well. I've been spending a lot of time on YouTube. Here are a few of the YouTubers I've been watching recently. Multiplicity and Me Jess's video about her pregnancy turned up in my recommended one day and since then I've …

Four YouTube Shorts I Really Enjoyed

As a scriptwriter, I watch a lot of films, and recently I've been watching more short films as well. Here are four short films I've found on YouTube recently that I've really enjoyed. Content Warning: the second film I talk about (Strong Independent Women) revolves around an eating disorder and may be triggering. Again (Yoni …