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.

[Read more…]

Midnight Sun: Film Review

Following the success of The Fault in our Stars, we have Midnight Sun, another story about a sick teenager who falls in love. You know how it’s going to end from the outset, but it doesn’t make any less upsetting when you get there.

[Read more…]

My Top Ten Movies of 2014


2014 has been a great year for movies, but despite that, reaching my top 10 was not very hard at all. There were many films that I had such high expectations for so I couldn’t help but feel disappointed when I watched them (e.g. Interstellar), so they did not make the list. However, there were others I was dubious or not convinced about and they blew me away – so obviously, they made the cut. I’ve picked a good variety of blockbusters, indies, franchises and originals that you should do yourself a favour and see.

[Read more…]

The Fault in Our Stars: Film Review


Everyone knows going into this that you will sob like a baby. It is emotional, it is powerful but it is very good. Going into a film about a love story between cancer sufferers, you have an idea how it will end but you still know the journey is going to be tough. Luckily for me, I had read John Green’s book so nothing was a surprise. I think this helped me keep my dignity in the cinema.

[Read more…]