Film in 500: Promising Young Woman Review

Certificate: 15 Writer/Director: Emerald Fennell Production: FilmNation Entertainment, Focus Features, LuckyChap Entertainment Distributor: Universal Pictures International (UPI) Platforms: Blu-ray (Reviewed), DVD, Streaming Release Date: Out Now! Some films you really need to see - and this is one of them. Promising Young Woman mixes important themes of relationships, sexual abuse, and their lasting effects with … Continue reading Film in 500: Promising Young Woman Review

Film in 500: Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll Review

Certificate: UDirectors: Haruka Fujita, Taichi IshidateProduction: ABC Animation, Animation DO, Bandai Namco Arts, Kyoto Animation, Pony Canyon, RakuonshaDistributor: Netflix, All the AnimePlatform: Viewed on Blu-ray with Japanese Audio and English SubtitlesRelease Date: Out Now! Recently, I caught up - and greatly enjoyed - the beautiful, thought-provoking anime Violet Evergarden, so I was excited to follow … Continue reading Film in 500: Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll Review

Film in 500: The Suicide Squad Review

Certificate: 15 Writer/Director: James Gunn Production: Atlas Entertainment, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, The Safran Company, Warner Bros. Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures Platforms: Theatrical Release (Reviewed) Release Date: Out Now! My emotions were conflicted entering The Suicide Squad. On one hand, I'm always excited for a new DC film, but on the other, I haven't enjoyed … Continue reading Film in 500: The Suicide Squad Review

My Top Ten Films of 2020: #5-#1

Time for Part 2 of my Top Ten Films List for the last year! As I said in the last post covering my picks for #10-#6 in 2020, I am publishing this on 4th January. That is right, I am gonna stick to a schedule for once! As always for these posts, I shall reiterate … Continue reading My Top Ten Films of 2020: #5-#1

My Top Ten Films of 2020: #10-#6

2020 is over, and now it is time for my annual Top Ten Films list! As with the past three years of these articles, I am splitting the list into two, starting with my picks for #10-#6 in this post! Gotta keep it consistent, y'know. When making this list, I bear in mind the film … Continue reading My Top Ten Films of 2020: #10-#6

The Gift of Reason: #CreativeChristmasCollab

Oh hi! This piece is part of the #CreativeChristmasCollab, an event set up by Chris Durston at the OverThinker Y blog where people have been paired up Secret Santa-style! We each get a creative gift from our mystery match, and simply say something nice in return (which shouldn't be hard aha)! In this case, I … Continue reading The Gift of Reason: #CreativeChristmasCollab

Beyond the Hashtag: Pokémon Masters EX Update Pairs Style & Substance

Let's get it out of the way: yes, the online hashtag for Pokémon Masters EX was a misjudgment (don't make me write it down). However, if that is the main takeaway from this substantial update, it would be a great shame, as developers DeNA have brought a lot to the table here in terms of … Continue reading Beyond the Hashtag: Pokémon Masters EX Update Pairs Style & Substance

Apply Respect and Reason to the Gaming Hype Cycle

The announcement of the Indie World presentation for Nintendo Switch (airing at 5pm UK time today, Tuesday 18th) and some of the discussion around it, has made me want to put down in words how I hope we can be more reasonable about the expectations we have of game companies. So bear with me for … Continue reading Apply Respect and Reason to the Gaming Hype Cycle

Why Pokémon Masters is My Favourite Mobile Game

Let's establish this right away; I am not much of a mobile gamer. Even whilst commuting to a workplace in London for two years, I would more often listen to a podcast or read a novel (I know, shock) than play a game on my iPhone. I am a Pokémon superfan, yet even during the … Continue reading Why Pokémon Masters is My Favourite Mobile Game

My Top Ten Films of 2018: #5-#1

Following on from the first part of this list, now I am going to list my top 5 films of 2018. As mentioned in the post with my picks for 10-6, this is by the UK release date - for example, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri counts for 2018. 5: First Man Several Hollywood stars … Continue reading My Top Ten Films of 2018: #5-#1