” Film is a mirror of reality and it is a filter ”
– Call Me Be Your Name
These are the shelves that house all of the films I’ve collected and curated over the years; – and there’s a little bit of everything, from Disney to Ghibli, Marvel to Martin McDonagh. I’ve shared book shelf tours a couple of times before on my channel but never went into detail about my collection of films, however, since I’ve been having fun creating my one-minute film reviews it felt apt to share these with you now!
What are your favourite films? Are you a collector of movies?
Let me know in the comments!
Another 1-minute review of another Oscar-worthy film! Guillermo del Toro’s latest, The Shape of Water, plays with a unique voice and is a spectacle to the eye.
Have you seen The Shape of Water yet? What did you think of this fishy fantasy?
Let me know in the comments!
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer
Running time: 123 minutes
“If I spoke about it – if I did – what would I tell you? I wonder. Would I tell you about her? The princess without voice.”
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
As I mentioned in my last post (which you can watch and read here) I’ve left my Christmas shopping a little bit late – as I’m writing this it’s the 22nd of December and I’m sat on the floor of my local shopping centre, surrounded by busy Christmas shoppers, so I could finish my shopping and get this video uploaded at the same time. So, with a similar thought process, I decided to wrap a couple of presents and answer some Christmas Tag questions to share a little of my Christmas with you.
It’s weird for me to be leaving all these Christmas preparations to the last minute, I’m always the one Continue reading
Is it hypocritical that one of my favourite parts of living in London is that it looks like I don’t live in London?
I moved down to London at the end of September to start at university and I had never been more excited – or more nervous – for anything in my life. London has always been my favourite city; the city that, despite cheating on it with Paris, New York, Ottawa and more, I came back to every time with a loving embrace. Continue reading
If you know me you’ll know that I adore London. You’ll also know that I adore films (as well as books and the theatre!). Well, luckily for me I had the opportunity to mix those two adorations together and spent a month down in the fogs of London taking part in a practical filmmaking course run by the MET film school.
Not only was this an incredible time in regards to learning about everything to do with filmmaking, but also it meant I could get to know the city a bit better before I made the move down here for Uni: a feat I have now completed! I met some amazing people on this course too, which helped infinitely, and meant that I didn’t spend every evening stuck in my hotel room rotating between Netflix and YouTube. In fact I actually managed to do quite a lot; I saw a few films, a few plays, and a few landmarks whilst I was at it. And naturally I had to record my August spent in London, so here is the result of that. Enjoy, and be sure to let me know what you think of the video!
Director: Jon Watts
Starring: Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr, Michael Keaton, Jacob Batalon
Running time: 133 minutes
“If you’re nothing without the suit, then you shouldn’t have it.”
When I first heard that there was going to be another Spider-Man reboot I was very hesitant – the Spidey track record hasn’t been too good – “But” I told myself “Marvel is taking the reigns so it has to be better!”. Then when I heard that this Spider-Man would focus on the nerdy Peter Parker trying to juggle being an unpopular high-school student as well as a “friendly neighbour-hood Spider-Man”, I was both excited and apprehensive. Getting that structural balance right would be difficult but Marvel have done it before; the Guardians of the Galaxy films especially worked well in the mixture of superheroes and comedy. After Homecoming was released and the positive reviews came in I was just very excited to see it, and it did not disappoint…much.
15 / 7 / 17 – 22 / 7 / 17
Part of my A-Level English Lit. course required researching literary critics to find quotes for essays. Once when I was doing some said research I came across John Muir and a number of his quotes, many of which ended up in my essays. But there was one in particular that I thought was so beautiful although I never really understood personally until this holiday, and that quote was:
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
9/07/ 17 – 12/ 07/ 17
There’s an unspoken truth about the end of A-Levels: as soon as you and your friends have finished all your exams you pack a bag, board a plane, and head off somewhere exciting. For many that’s to Magaluf or Ibiza – but that’s never really been my kind of thing. So my friend and I instead decided to grab a different ticket and to explore La Ville-Lumière!