I’m not a fan of horrors but the premise of The Autopsy of Jane Doe appealed to me and I’m glad I checked it out because it is an effective horror with a couple of successful jump scares and plenty of gore.
Free Fire, one of my favourite films at the 60th London Film Festival, is an absolute gem. I didn’t stop laughing, smiling and thinking “this is awesome” throughout the entire movie.
When Life was first announced, I groaned because the sci-fi genre has been done to death recently and I didn’t think we needed a new space movie. It isn’t original by any means but it is still a very enjoyable and seriously intense thriller.
The Lost City of Z is one of those films that are annoying to review because my feelings about it are complicated and conflicting. It is a fascinating story and I liked it, but I would have enjoyed it way more had it been given a substantial trim because it is too long and slow.
Get Out had a lot of hype to live up to. It has excelled at the box office in the U.S. and scored rave reviews so I was expecting a lot and because of this, it ever-so-slightly let me down. The hype had made me come to expect perfection and Get Out is close but not 100% flawless.
The live-action retelling of Disney classic Beauty and the Beast was under serious pressure to be good because the original meant a lot to my family growing up. Sure, we liked The Jungle Book and Cinderella but Beauty and the Beast is the first of the live-action reboots that I desperately wanted/needed to be good – and I thankfully wasn’t let down.
I didn’t originally have Elle on my list of films to see at the London Film Festival but I had heard so many good things about it, I had to try and catch a screening and I’m so glad I did because it became one of my LFF favourites.
I had heard really polarising things about Kong: Skull Island so I went in with low expectations and l really enjoyed myself. I think that’s the key – go in expecting something silly, cheesy and lowbrow and you won’t be disappointed.