” I have loved you for the last time
Is it a video? Is it a video? ”
– Sufjan Stevens, Visions of Gideon
Another 1-minute review, this time of the Oscar-winning adaptation Call Me By Your Name – a film as pretty as a peach!
Have you seen Call Me By Your Name yet? What did you think?
Let me know in the comments!
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Victoire Du Bois
Running time: 132 minutes
” What you two had, had everything and nothing to do with intelligence. He was good. You were both lucky to have found each other, because you too are good. “
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.”
Lady Bird is a nostalgic and unapologetically feminist film that explores youth, unsurity, and letting go and I’m reviewing it in 1 minute!
Are you planning on seeing Lady Bird? What did you think of it?
Let me know in the comments!
Director: Greta Gerwig
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Timothée Chalamet, Lucas Hedges
Running time: 93 minutes
“We’re afraid that we will never escape our past. We’re afraid of what the future will bring. We’re afraid we won’t be loved, we won’t be liked. And we won’t succeed.”
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
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!
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’!
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
I like to think of Bonfire Night as a marmite holiday; lots of people love it, will even class it as their favourite British holiday, and lots of people hate it, they don’t see the enjoyment of the brief yet loud display of lights in the night air or really understand what we’re celebrating, to begin with. Although perhaps even those people who do love it don’t even know why either. Personally, I classify myself as a lover of Bonfire Night, although Christmas wins my top spot hands down.
Ever since I was very young, I and my family would attend the Bonfire Night hosted at my school. A family friend would host a party beforehand and so I’d run around with my friends in their garden with sparklers – which were expressly forbidden on the school ground – until it was time to walk down in the dark to the school field.
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!
Back again with another film review for you today, this time it’s all about Edgar Wright’s new film Baby Driver! (I bet you didn’t guess that from the title!)
Although I frustratingly couldn’t see this film on the day it was released I was lucky enough to have a couple of days to let the hype start to settle around this film and fortunately it managed not only to meet this exceptionally high level, but exceeded it. So as soon as I got home from the cinema I sat down with my notebook, splurged all my thoughts down, did a quick little bit of research and recorded this video. I wanted it all to be fresh in my mind – I definitely think the buzz of it still shines through despite having to re-record it because I deleted all of my audio!
However I have reflected a bit more on the film and I have to admit that there was one thing that I had a bit of an issue with and that’s the fact that I wish the film had been a little less male-dominated.