Film Review: The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)

‘This film was created to serve one purpose and one purpose only: to make money’ 2018 in Cinema: The Strangers: Prey at Night Directed by: Johannes Roberts Starring: Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison, Lewis Pullman   This film was created to serve one purpose and one purpose only: to make money. And it’s completelyContinue reading “Film Review: The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)”

Film Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

‘A great mystery on an island with a well-told history, but with an insipid ending’ 2018 in Cinema: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Directed by: Mike Newell Starring: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Katherine Parkinson, Matthew Goode, Tom Courtenay, Penelope Wilton   Between The Guernsey Literary and PotatoContinue reading “Film Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)”

Film Review: Thoroughbreds (2018)

‘Dark, psychotic and hilarious’ 2018 in Cinema: Thoroughbreds Directed by: Cory Finley Starring: Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks, Francie Swift   Dark, psychotic and fun, Thoroughbreds was a film I’d not heard of prior to seeing its showing at my local cinema, but I’m certainly glad I watched it. Focusing on theContinue reading “Film Review: Thoroughbreds (2018)”

Film Review: Love, Simon (2018)

‘Excellent pacing and a beautifully told romance’ 2018 in Cinema: Love, Simon, 2018 Directed by: Greg Berlanti Starring: Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Garner   Love, Simon is a high-school teen drama about Simon (Nick Robinson, Everything Everything) who is secretly gay and soon learns about an online persona from another secretly gay lad atContinue reading “Film Review: Love, Simon (2018)”

Film Review: A Quiet Place (2018)

‘Only one horror in every 100 is really good. This is that one.’ 2018 in Cinema: A Quiet Place, 2018 Directed by: John Krasinski Starring: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe   I’ve been looking forward to this film for a long time as the concept is one that has really intrigued me; in aContinue reading “Film Review: A Quiet Place (2018)”

Film Review: Unsane (2018)

2018 in Cinema: Unsane, 2018 Directed by: Steven Soderbergh Starring: Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah, Juno Temple, Aimee Mullins, Amy Irving   Unsane is an American psychological horror film uniquely shot entirely on an iPhone camera. The film centres around Sawyer Valentini (Claire Foy, Breathe), who accidentally, and unwittingly, checks herself in for aContinue reading “Film Review: Unsane (2018)”

Film Review: Game Night (2018)

2018 in Cinema: Game Night, 2018 Directed by: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein Starring: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Michael C. Hall, Kyle Chandler   As a fan of having game nights with my own group of friends, I was certainly excited about seeing this filmContinue reading “Film Review: Game Night (2018)”

Film Review: Red Sparrow (2018)

2018 in Cinema: Red Sparrow, 2018 Directed by: Francis Lawrence Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louis Parker, Jeremy Irons   After being witness to a murder, Dominika (Jennifer Lawrence, mother!) is persuaded to join the Red Sparrows by her uncle, Ivan (Matthias Schoenaerts), the same man who put her in theContinue reading “Film Review: Red Sparrow (2018)”

Film Review: Lady Bird (2018)

2018 in Cinema: Lady Bird, 2018 Directed by: Greta Gerwig Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothee Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Lois Smith   Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson (Soairse Ronan) is a rebellious, angry teenager in the final year of high school, with all the troubles of new relationships, friendshipsContinue reading “Film Review: Lady Bird (2018)”

Film Review: The Shape of Water (2018)

2018 in Cinema: The Shape of Water, 2018 Directed by: Guillermo del Toro Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer   Fresh off its 13 Oscar nominations (including Best Picture), The Shape of Water stars Sally Hawkins as Elisa Esposito, a mute janitor working in a secret government laboratoryContinue reading “Film Review: The Shape of Water (2018)”