“Do you believe the dead can communicate with us?”
With BBC’s Requiem, starring Lydia Wilson, Joel Fry, Tara Fitzgerald Claire Rushbrook and more, came the promise of a TV horror series to rival The Living and The Dead, maybe even some of the wonderfully dark Inside No. 9 episodes (yes, I am thinking of the season 1 finale The Harrowing!). Often does the channel present us with paranormal dramas and horrors, most of which send shivers down our spines, but rarely have us leaping behind our sofas with fright. Having read the set up for Requiem I desperately wanted this series to be the one to do exactly that, however its story and scares play too often in piano when they needed to be forte!
Another one minute review, this time looking at Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri!
Have you seen Three Billboards yet? Are you planning on checking it out? Let me know in the comments!
Director: Martin McDonagh
Starring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage
Running time: 115 minutes
“What’s the law on what ya can and can’t say on a billboard?”
I’m reviewing Pixar’s latest original movie Coco and in 1 minute!
Director: Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina
Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renée Victor
Running time: 109 minutes
“Know that I’m with you
The only way that I can be
Until you’re in my arms again
Ben Whishaw, David Calder, Michelle Fairley, and David Morrissey star in Nicholas Hytner’s immersive production of Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre, blending Shakespeare with Scandi noir and updates togas to Trump.
Friends, Romans, countrymen, in this production of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, you will be asked to lend more than just your ear. Hytner, in his second show at the recently opened Bridge Theatre, creates much more than a show, he creates an experience that overwhelms the senses; wind rushes past you, security members ( so often carrying set pieces) elbow through the crowd of 400 standing spectators, and the sounds and smells of gunfire strike you from all around as ash falls from the imagined sky. Partnered with the in-the-round staging and various configurations of the rising platforms which make up the stage, this continually moving production brings to life the ever-changing world of politics and patriotism.
“Tears running down my face. Tears and snot. Same as always.
Why me? Why me every time?
Tonight was supposed to be different.
But I messed up…
I did this…”
This volume leapt onto every comic-book fans radar when the news came that Bryan Lee O’Malley – the graphic novelist famed for creating Scott Pilgrim – would be bringing out his first monthly comic which would later turn into this beautiful volume. And believe me, it is beautiful, despite being full to the brim with blood, snot and tears!
However, aesthetics aside, this volume is messy, but perhaps uses this to its advantage.
5/1/18 – 9/1/18
The Bang Khla District, in the Chachoengsao Province, is an area of Thailand that I honestly hadn’t heard of before I went there. After a week in the busy Bangkok centre, it was quite refreshing to hop in a taxi and drive to the quieter and more rural area of Bang Khla. Not only that but, since we were there for a family wedding, it was lovely to be surrounded by so many people I hadn’t seen in far too long! It may have been a short stay, but it really was something else.
If you follow me on Twitter then you’ll know that I’ve been wanting to try doing a Let’s Play video for a while now, and, seeing as the highly acclaimed Undertale was on sale on Steam during the Christmas sales, I thought it would be the perfect excuse to give it a go!
This game came out in 2015, so I’m a fair bit late to the party, but I’ve listened to the soundtrack thousands of times (also there’s a gorgeous album called Prescription for Sleep: Undertale on Spotify that has covers of the music and is perfect for relaxing!). The graphics too are absolutely gorgeous, taking on that pixel art style. I honestly can’t wait to get further into the game and see more of its world!
Be sure to leave me a comment letting me know what you think of this style of video and whether you’d like to see any more!
30/12/17 – 4/1/18
11 years ago I came to Thailand. I thought that had been my first venture in this wonderful country, but I very recently learned I came when I was 6 weeks old. So, having visited the first time when I was less than a year old and the second when I was 7, it’s fair to say that this visit will be the first I actually remember. And I hope I do, and for a very long time. A travel video will be coming sometime soon but for now here are some snaps I took during the first part of my trip.
A self-portrait : 29 / 12 / 17
Hello there 2018!
I, like many others, am hoping that this year will be the sensational third act of this three-year-long tragicomedy. 2017 was a good year for me; I saw my short film being made into a real tangible thing, I completed my A-Levels with pretty pleasing results, I went to film school, and I moved to London for University! So I can only hope that 2018 is even better. As they say: ‘new year, new me’!
Merry Christmas, everyone!
So the presents have been unwrapped, dinners have been eaten, and the candles are burning low as the Christmas lights twinkle in the strangely empty trees. That means one thing: Christmas day is very nearly over. Me and my family will likely now be arguing over what movie to watch to tie up this lovely, yet long, day. (Hopefully, I’ll get my way and we’ll put our feet up to Rogue One!) It seems that it’s a very common tradition to end this special day with a movie, whether it’s the latest release or a Christmas classic; so I thought it would be fitting to share seven of the most Christmassy scenes in Christmas movies to round it all off – not that I won’t be watching these all year long, yes, even Continue reading