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Review | Bohemian Rhapsody ⋆⋆⋆

It's a shame that this biopic didn't quite reach the heights that I wanted it to, to rightly honour this legendary music group. However it does offer lots of enjoyable musical performances, the standout being the recreation of Queen's 1985 Live Aid performance in the third act. My main hope is that this film introduces … Continue reading

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A Star is Born | My Thoughts

Like many people I loved A Star is Born. Bradley Cooper makes an impressive directorial debut and Lady Gaga delivers a knock-out performance on the Big Screen. They star as our central leads, Jackson Maine and Ally. When we first meet them, Ally (Lady Gaga) is an unknown yet very talented singer/songwriter and Jackson Maine … Continue reading

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Review | The Breadwinner (2017)  ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆

In ‘The Breadwinner’, we see Afghanistan during a time of heightened tension and conflict through the eyes of a young child. Although it has a 12A certificate, it deals with multiple difficult themes including violence, oppression, loss and suffering. The film, an international co-production between Canada, Ireland and Luxembourg, has a unique style which packs … Continue reading

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Review | Opening Night (2016) ⋆⋆⋆

Hollywood’s attempts at putting theatre related shows on screen have had varying degrees of success (Smash and Rise, yes I’m referring to you). The latest attempt to catch my attention was the 2016 film, ‘Opening Night’, which is now available to stream on Netflix. I’m surprised it seemingly passed under many peoples' radar, as it … Continue reading

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Review | To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before ⋆ ⋆

This week, Netflix released its newest Young Adult Rom-Com - ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ based on the novel by Jenny Han. In a film genre which is saturated with predictable plot lines, it’s commendable that this has a unique starting premise. But it doesn’t take long to realise that it’s a pretty … Continue reading

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Review | Lady Bird ⋆⋆⋆⋆

It’s been a long time since I’ve felt such an emotional response to a film. I am known to shed light tears occasionally, but Lady Bird has somewhat changed the game. It was during my second viewing of the film that I felt my insides ache as if I had just been punched in the … Continue reading