Freak Show: Film Review

Alex Lawther first came to my attention playing the young Alan Turing in 2014’s The Imitation Game and his subsequent work in Black Mirror, The End of the F***ing, Goodbye Christopher Robin and Ghost Stories proved his ability to play odd, tortured, offbeat characters – but he goes above and beyond all that with Freak Show.

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Ocean’s 8: Film Review

Following the critical mauling the all-female Ghostbusters reboot got (although I personally enjoyed it), I really wanted to like Ocean’s 8, not just because of what it represented for female-led blockbusters, but because I love the ensemble cast and the idea of a female heist comedy. Sadly, it didn’t quite come through.

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Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter & Sarah Paulson at the Ocean’s 8 London premiere

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The cast of Ocean’s 8 hit the red carpet in London’s Leicester Square last night for the movie’s European premiere – and here are my pics!

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Film Review

I am a huge fan of the Jurassic Park franchise, but I wasn’t thrilled about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at any point, not even feeling excited when I went to see it yesterday. I don’t usually do film reviews when I’m this behind (due to holiday) but as a fangirl, it only felt right to weigh in with my opinion.

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The Boy Downstairs: Film Review

I wanted to see The Boy Downstairs at the London Film Festival but sadly my schedule didn’t allow for it, so I had to make up for that ahead of its release, and I’m glad I did because it’s a lovely little film.

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McQueen: Film Review

I wasn’t interested by fashion until a few years ago so I didn’t really have much of an idea of who Alexander McQueen was before his death in 2010, so this documentary gave me a fascinating insight into the tragic life of the designer.

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post: Sundance London Film Review

The Miseducation of Cameron Post, which won the Grand Jury prize at the main Sundance Film Festival, was the movie I was most excited to see at Sundance London and to prepare I decide to read Emily Danforth‘s novel and because I only finished it a week before seeing the film I couldn’t help but be nitpicky, noticing all the differences between the book and the film instead of appreciating the film for what it was.

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The Tale: Sundance London Film Review

The Tale is the most powerful and upsetting portrayal of childhood sexual abuse I’ve ever seen on screen because it is based on writer and director Jennifer Fox’s real, personal experience.

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Top Films for June 2018

It is the start of a new month, which can only mean one thing – movie preview time!! Here are my recommendations for cinema releases in the UK in June.

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My Friend Dahmer: Film Review

I like to go into movies knowing as little as possible about them, so I rarely watch trailers and dodge plot summaries online where I can. This generally works well for me, except with My Friend Dahmer, because I didn’t realise it was about Jeffrey Dahmer‘s early life, so I spent the whole movie waiting for his killing spree to begin and felt disappointed it wasn’t about that.

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