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Lessons from Gaming Burnout

Over the last few months, I’ve found myself playing video games way less than usual – basically, I’ve felt burned out by gaming and the relentless news cycle around it. Subsequently, I’ve been looking elsewhere for my day-to-day entertainment, hence how my posts on this site have recently leaned heavily towards films. The last new game I properly played through was the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining … Continue reading Lessons from Gaming Burnout

(More) Films I Watched This Week: Everything Everywhere All at Once & The Lost City

Hi there! Hope you’re having a fabulous week. I already posted a film review this week for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but I’ve seen a couple other great films over the last few days that I just had to talk about as well. There’re just so many amazing films out there! There’s often talk of how saturated cinemas are nowadays by films … Continue reading (More) Films I Watched This Week: Everything Everywhere All at Once & The Lost City

Film in 500: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Review

Certificate: 12A Director: Sam Raimi Writer: Michael Waldron Production: Marvel Studios Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture International Platform: Theatrical Release (Reviewed) Release Date: Out Now! The concept of the multiverse has recently hit the mainstream film world, such as in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Everything Everywhere All At Once, and the sequel to Doctor Strange (2016) uses it as a central plot device. … Continue reading Film in 500: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Review

Film in 500: Happening Review

Certificate: 15 Director: Audrey Diwan Writers: Marcia Romano, Audrey Diwan, Annie Ernaux Production: Rectangle Productions, France 3 Cinéma, Wild Bunch, Srab Films, Canal+, Ciné+, France Télévisions, La Région Île-de-France, Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC), Pôle Image Magelis, Département de la Charante, Palatine Étoile 18, Cofinova 17, Cofinova 16, Procirep Distributor: Picturehouse Entertainment Platform: Theatrical Release (Reviewed) Release Date: Out … Continue reading Film in 500: Happening Review

Film in 500: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Review

Certificate: 15Director: Tom Gormican Writers: Tom Gormican, Kevin Etten Production: Lionsgate, Saturn Films Distributor: Lionsgate UK Platform: Theatrical Release (Reviewed)Release Date: Out Now! Ah, the film where Nicolas Cage plays… Nick Cage! It’s a great pitch, with a story about a fictional version of Cage coming to terms with the latter stages of his career. He’s divorced from ex-wife Olivia (Sharon Horgan) and has a … Continue reading Film in 500: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Review

Film in 500: Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Review

Certificate: 12A Director: David Yates Writers: J. K. Rowling, Steven Kloves Production: Heyday Films, Warner Bros. Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures Platforms: Theatrical Release (Reviewed) Release Date: Out Now! The Fantastic Beasts series (a spin-off from the iconic Harry Potter films) badly needed a win with the new entry, The Secrets of Dumbledore. After a fun but throwaway first film and a mediocre, muddled sophomore entry, … Continue reading Film in 500: Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Review

Film in 500: The Northman Review

Certificate: 15 Director: Robert Eggers Writers: Robert Eggers, Sjón Production: New Regency Productions, Focus Features, Perfect World Pictures, Square Peg, Universal Pictures Distributor: Universal Pictures Platforms: Theatrical Release (Reviewed) Release Date: Out Now! Before starting, I feel I should prelude this review by saying I am a huge fan of Robert Eggers’ The Witch (his first movie) but was much more lukewarm on his sophomore … Continue reading Film in 500: The Northman Review

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