It’s Barbie’s World Now

Directed by: Greta Gerwig Runtime: 114 minutes Starring: Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, America Ferraira, Ariana Greenblatt This Barbie is having an existential crisis. Greta Gerwig creates a breathtaking baby-pink world filled with Barbies blissfully moving through their simplistic existence; waking up in their dream houses, getting dressed in killer…

Florence Pugh deserves more than Don’t Worry Darling

Director: Olivia Wilde Starring: Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, Harry Styles, Gemma Chan, Olivia Wilde, Kiki Layne Time: 121 minutes It’s such a head f*ck trying to evaluate art with a female protagonist, starring one of our most talented young stars, and to now have that performance completely overshadowed and undermined by the media circus surrounding…

Happening; Harrowing & Humanising

Director: Audrey Diwan Starring: Anamaria Vartolomei Runtime: 100 mins Happening (L’événement) is a French film adapted from Annie Ernaux’s autobiographical account of having an illegal abortion in the 1960s. Ernaux’s genuine experience gives this film the weight and depth required for such serious subject matter. In Happening, we meet Anne Duschene (played by Anamaria Vartolomei), a young college student…

Wrong Turn (2021) & The Horrors of a Bad Boyfriend

Directed by:  Mike P. Nelson Starring:  Charlotte Vega, Adain Bradley, Matthew Modine, Bill Sage Runtime: 109 mins *TW: Rape, section clearly marked below* For a long time now I’ve had a fascination I couldn’t shake with the Wrong Turn franchise, and even though our relationship status has never shifted from ‘It’s Complicated’ because of their ableist…

Ammonite could dig deeper

Director: Francis Lee Starring: Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan Runtime: 120 mins Francis Lee has a deep understanding of how to use harsh landscapes and natural sound in a beautiful way. Fans of Lee’s debut God’s Own Country will recognise his interest and talent in portraying working class queer stories in this new film. With Ammonite, Lee…

Happiest Season is Wrong Footed

Director: Clea DuVall Starring: Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Aubrey Plaza, Dan Levy Runtime: 102 minutes It’s always nice to get fresh blood at the holidays. Before you finish dialling 999, what I mean by that is that because we tend to listen to the same Christmas songs and watch the same Christmas movies every year…