Booksmart (2019)

In the canon of excellent teen films, Booksmart‘s addition to the likes of Easy A, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and Edge of Seventeen is well earned. With sparkling and sincere performances from the leads, a soundtrack that never hits a dull note and a central tale about friendship and growing up that will grab you by the…

Cannes Review: Bacurau (2019) | Screen Queens

My latest review from Cannes can be found on Screen Queens! Bacurau is a twisty and weird retelling of the western, from directors Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles. Find my review here Let me know what you think!

Cannes Review: Rocketman (2019)

After the many – and justified – criticisms surrounding 2018’s Bohemian Rhapsody, a film about one of the most famous LGBT performers in the 20th century that contains exactly one kiss between Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) and his partner Jim Hutton (Aaron McCusker), there was some trepidation about Rocketman before its release. Luckily, director Dexter…

Cannes Review: The Lighthouse (2019) | Screen Queens

Here is the first of my Cannes reviews, which has been published on Screen Queens! Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse is a twisted, eerie tale of maritime horror that will stick with you longer after you’ve left the cinema. It’s distributed by A24 and is due to be released in the UK on July 8th. You…

Now on Netflix: Someone Great (2019)

  Jenny’s life is changing rapidly. She’s just broken up with her boyfriend of nine years and she’s about to leave New York and her friends behind for a sparkling new job in San Francisco, writing for Rolling Stone. On the eve of her departure west, she gets her two best friends together for one…

Now on Netflix: Faces Places (2017)

Following the New Wave filmmaker and icon’s death last month, it seems an appropriate time to revisit some of the films of Agnès Varda. Faces Places (or Visages Villages in the original French) is a collaboration between Varda and the artist JR, who combines photography and street art to create enormous murals often on the sides of…

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

  Eleven years, twenty two films and countless millions later, the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it is coming to an end. In the aftermath of the destruction reeked by Thanos in Infinity War, the survivors are coming to terms with the new world they find themselves living in after half the population has been decimated….

Now on Netflix: Good Time (2017)

After a bank heist that manages to go wrong in all the worst ways, Constantine “Connie” Nikas (Robert Pattinson) must try to get his vulnerable brother Nick (Benny Safdie) out of prison. In a vibrant and kinetic blur of a film taking place over the span of a day, Connie weaves his way through the…

Now on Netflix: Homecoming (2019)

  Beyoncé’s performance at last year’s Coachella Music Festival was billed, and indeed received, as a cultural moment. The first ever black woman to headline the three day event, there was no doubt that this show would be a spectacle. Homecoming tracks the show’s evolution from concept to finished project, moving between high-definition footage of…