Departures: Film Review

I was a big fan of The Fault in Our Stars which meant Departures – also known as Then Came You – had an uphill battle to win me over. The plots are very similar so you can’t help but draw comparisons between them and Departures fails to match up.

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London Evening Standard British Film Awards: My experience

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Last night I managed to bag myself an invite to the London Evening Standard’s British Film Awards, which were making a comeback after a three-year absence at the BBC Television Centre. I was incredibly excited but nervous because I had only ever covered red carpet arrivals, I’ve never been allowed in and I had no idea what to expect. Here’s a run-down of my night:

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Kate Winslet & Maisie Williams at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards

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Last night I went to down to the Mayfair Hotel in London to cover the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards and I must admit I was slightly disappointed with the line-up simply because I was expecting one of The Revenant cast to be there, or at least a few more global stars.

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The Falling: Film Review

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Odd is the best way to describe The Falling. So weird that I didn’t like it. I’m all for independent cinema but I found this quite hard to access because you just did not understand what was going on and it just all seemed so bizarre.

Maisie Williams stars as Lydia, a schoolgirl who is fascinated by her friend Abigail (newcomer Florence Pugh). Abigail falls pregnant and begins fainting,  and soon her closest friends experience mass hysteria in the form of fainting and the school has no idea how to stop it.

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Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best & Worst Dressed

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Another Sunday, another Hollywood red carpet event and obviously I had to analyse what the ladies were wearing. Sadly, this time around has been a pretty boring bunch. Besides the few that stood out (good and bad), and there weren’t many, everyone else just played it safe and wore something so uninspired and boring. For example, I have put Reese Witherspoon on my worst dressed list, not because her outfit is terrible, but because I expect more from her. She was top of my previous two lists from this award season and then she shows up in a bland white one-shoulder number. You can do way better Reese! So quite a lot of my worst dressed list was simply because they were underwhelming.

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