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Cool Stuff for Working at Home (or On-the-Go)

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged here, so apologies for not posting here more regularly. During the pandemic, I’ve been improving my home office and looking into things than can help productivity while being inexpensive. I’ve posted a couple of pics of these items on Film Twitter and had some comments about these so I thought I’d put together a small post of where … Continue reading Cool Stuff for Working at Home (or On-the-Go)

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Film Review – Promising Young Woman (2020) – 4/5

It’s an understatement to say that British actress Emerald Fennell is on a roll. Previously appearing in classical dramas and supporting feature film roles, she currently has an integral role as Camilla Shand in the latest season of The Crown. She is also making an impact behind the camera. Starring Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham, Promising Young Woman follows Cassie (Mulligan), a former medical student … Continue reading Film Review – Promising Young Woman (2020) – 4/5

Film Review: The Way Back (2020)

Reuniting Ben Affleck with The Accountant director Gavin O’Connor, The Way Back follows Jack Cunningham (Affleck), an alcoholic construction worker. He is soon recruited to train the basketball team of his former high school, where he was a star player.  On the face of it, The Way Back has the hallmarks of an almost cliché sports film with a lacklustre team and a coach seeking … Continue reading Film Review: The Way Back (2020)

Review: Ready or Not (2019)

After being featured at this year’s Fantasia Film Festival and Frightfest, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s latest film has been quietly making waves among critics and audiences alike. With a twisted family drama at its core, Ready or Not has the elements of the classic ‘hunted’ horror film. However, it is anything but. After marrying Alex Le Domas (Mark O’Brien) on his parents’ estate, Grace … Continue reading Review: Ready or Not (2019)

Review: The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

I have to admit, I am not the biggest Jarmusch fan. Given the usual slow pace of his films especially with uneventful dramas such as Only Lovers Left Alive and Paterson, his style is a love-or-hate thing. So, having this as the foundation of his latest film – his first foray into horror – is questionable. Starring an ensemble cast that includes Bill Murray, Adam … Continue reading Review: The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

The reinvention of Disney’s animated films

This all started at the screening for Ralph Breaks the Internet. It was a kid-friendly screening with Disney so the essential PG-rated trailers appeared. One of them was the live-action adaptation of Dumbo. It was all going okay until I hear a boy ask his mum: “What kind of name is Dumbo?” Cue this face ——> With one comment, I realised that up until that … Continue reading The reinvention of Disney’s animated films

The inspirational heroines of Studio Ghibli

Let’s face it, Disney is currently having a hard time in terms of female representation. Their iconic princesses have been criticised for being poor role models for younger audiences – so much so, that celebrities are banning their daughters from watching classic Disney films. However, there is another animated film studio that can step in to inspire younger female audiences. Established in 1985, Japan-based Studio … Continue reading The inspirational heroines of Studio Ghibli

Looking Back: The Handmaiden

In 2014, Korean director Park Chan-Wook announced that his next project, following his English-language debut Stoker, would be an adaptation of Sarah Waters novel, The Fingersmith. Transporting the action from the Victorian era to Japan-occupied Korea, Park offers his most erotic feature yet. The Handmaiden follows three characters – young pickpocket Sook-hee (Kim Tae-ri), fragile yet rich heiress Lady Hideko (Kim Min-hee) and a charming con-artist … Continue reading Looking Back: The Handmaiden