Ma: An Epic Fail? (Spoilers)

I really wanted to like Ma (Taylor, 2019). I love Octavia Spencer, and to see her front and centre in a horror film was really exciting for me, even if I knew it was likely to be a bad film. Unfortunately, it was worse than I expected. There's a lot wrong with this film. The first thing …

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Review: Q (Gupta, 2014)

This April I am doing the A to Z April Blogging Challenge. For Q I am reviewing Q (Sanjeev Gupta, 2014). Sanjeev Gupta's debut film is the story of a young girl codenamed 'Doll', who is sold into human trafficking and is given to a mother (Heeba Shah) to fulfill a mysterious job. This is …

Review: Genesis of the Daleks and Q&A at BFI Southbank

In late June, I went with my sister to a special screening of Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks with a Q&A with the producer Philip Hinchcliffe. The event was put on to celebrate the release of the DVD of series 12. The screening was of the 1975 Christmas omnibus edition of the series, and …

Review: McKellen: Playing the Part and Q&A at BFI Southbank, London

On 27th May 2018, I was lucky enough to be able to go to a documentary screening of a new film about Ian McKellen. The documentary was about the life and career of Sir Ian McKellen, a performer I admire a lot, and the ticket also included a Q&A with McKellen, Graham Norton and Martin …

Musings on Avengers: Infinity War (Spoiler Heavy)

I eventually got around to watching Avengers: Infinity War on Sunday, and I have some feelings about it. I know everything that could have been said about this film already has been, but I just wanted to get my thoughts down. Honestly, I was underwhelmed by it. This could be due to the fact that …

Review: Ghost Stories (Dyson and Nyman, 2017) at the London Film Festival

Ghost Stories is a UK 2017 drama film directed by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman. The plot revolves around Phillip Goodman, who is sceptical of the supernatural and attempts to disprove it's existence. The film stars Martin Freeman and Andy Nyman, one of the directors. I was able to see this film as part of …