Sunday, 31 July 2016

JULY IS DONE, HAPPY SUMMER!!


It's SUMMER!!! So what the hell are you guys doing here! Everything is nicely summer-y so you don't feel like you are missing out!!!
ENJOY!

Friday, 29 July 2016

Author: The JT Leroy Story: The Best Doc this year so far


Sorry guys but I didn't tell you that I WENT TO SUNDANCE!!!!!! I decided to keep it under wraps until it actually happened and the film was on its way to come out but it was good guys! But now the film is actually coming out so I thought I'd Review it.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

52 Films by Women- Week 30

Another comedy. Two in a row. This one technically is more of a comedy drama though so you know. Boy you guys must be feeling lucky!! 

Lucky Them
Dir: Megan Griffiths
2013
This one was out of complete nowhere just a quick look around on BBC Iplayer. The blurb sounded interesting so I googled it found out it was directed by a woman and bobs your uncle it's on the list!!! This one is one of those ones that must have slipped through the cracks. Toni Collette plays a a fading music journalist in a dying industry who is told by her boss she must discover what happened to a lost music legend who is assumed to be dead. It just so happens that this guy was her ex. The breakout performance for me though wasn't Collete who was perfect as usual but Thomas Haden Church as Charlie the rich guy turned aspiring film maker who gets caught in the ride. This movie is all about letting go and moving on and it is really captivating because of that. Also there is a cameo that I did not expect that I will not spoil.


Monday, 25 July 2016

Ok guys but Dirk's Back

Guys he's back. He may not be Stephen Mangan but he's back! BBC America had released a trailer (which has now strangely been made private, WHY) for the brand spanking new Dirk Gently series for BBC America. Douglas Addams bizarre holistic pizza eating private eye is back on the small screen this time transported over to the US of A.  I have to be honest it looks perfect.
Now I know people are gonna be up in arms about this one but honestly it seems to embody the Douglas Addams spirit very very well it looks like its gonna go full nutcase and thats what Dirk Gently needs. The BBC's BBC 4 production which was brilliant suffered from being too close to Sherlock and being compared to it as Sherlocks quirky cousin. This seems to be rejecting it entirely with Todd (the new americanised Macduff) even saying "I'm not your Watson asshole" which may just be my new faviorite line. the Line to end all lines.

Stephen Mangan's series may have been cancelled far too soon but I'm so happy that Dirk gets another go at the small screen. I've missed him.
Anywho the best bit of course is who is in it! Guys we have Elijah Wood as Todd. I cannot deal with this information. Frodo is now solving holistic crimes with Dirk flipping Gently. Somebody hold me!!!

just one more look at him to calm you all down after that outburst. Wood is always good for quirky weird tv I mean he did Wilfred a show that was one of the best weird thins I have ever seen.


Anyway guys. It's coming to BBCA in October but hopefully we will get it at sometime too. The trailer is well worth a look if ou can find it somewhere.
But I AM VERY EXCITED

Thursday, 21 July 2016

52 Films by Women- Week 29

So after last weeks serious period drama, We are back in the past but this time for a comedy. One that really needs more people to see it because it is sooooo good.


Hysteria
Dir: Tanya Wexler
2011
Why did this hilarious and brilliant film go so unloved for so long. Mainly because it was marketed as a period rom-com I'd guess. Hysteria follows the ridiculous and sometimes scary history of the creation of the vibrator. The cast is amazing with Felicity Jones, Hugh Dancy, Rupert Everett and a scene stealing Sheridan Smith. Give this movie a chance because its a jem.



Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Ghostbusters- HOW I LOVE THEE


I started writing this  literally after I just got back from seeing Ghostbusters and can I just tell you if you haven't seen it yet STOP READING,  RUN OUT OF YOUR HOUSE AND GO SEE THE MOVIE. SUPPORT THIS PEICE OF PERFECTION IT IS A LIGHT IN A WORLD OF DARKNESS.

Right so lets assume you've done that on to the review!

In short form: this movie is probably one of the more important and best bits of fun movie making we've seen recently. 

In long form (with spoilers):
under the cut

Saturday, 16 July 2016

52 films by women- Week 28

So this week it's a period drama. Which makes it the seconds corsets and bustles period drama of the challenge! (the first was Copying Beethoven).

Belle
Dir: Amma Asante
2013
This had been on my list since it came out but some films end up alluding you for years but finally Netflix had this on and I had the time to watch it and it is brilliant! Gugu Mbatha-Raw puts in one of the best performances I have ever seen as Dido Elizabeth Belle. Other joys are Tom Felton as a right peice of crap and Grantchester's James Norton. This may just be one of the best films I have watched recently and I love it completely.
more like this please.


Friday, 15 July 2016

BEEFIT: MOTHER FLIPPING BEEF BITS IN A BAG


So as you guys know I went to the Blogger's Hangout Summer Party (reminder here) w while ago and because i'm a well adjusted human being I completely freaked out at the responsibility and have barely posted since. but now I have finally got over that little identity crisis and am here to bring you a post of beefy bits. Don't say I'm not generous!
oh and by the way lets try and hold back on the meat puns and innuendos shall we! We have to pretend we are adults after all

Friday, 8 July 2016

52 FILMS BY WOMEN- WEEK 27

So we are more than half way ladies,gentlemen and everyone else inbetween!
So this week we are back to documentaries! I know I know I have a problem but I honestly don't care!!
so this weeks is....


Gayby Baby
Dir: Maya Newell
2016
This has to be one of new fave documentaries of this challenge. It was beautifully made and the children were all incredible and very different. Gus, a wrestling mad young boy, Ebony, an aspiring singer.,Graham, a boy struggling with reading and Matt, a boy struggling with religion. What connect them? They all have same sex parents. It's just the standard trials and tribulations of families and thats what makes it so bloody great. This movie got a lot of controversy for not being allowed to be shown in Australian schools but honestly that should just make you want to watch it more. It's got to be one of the most heartwarming and brilliant docs I have seen recently.

Friday, 1 July 2016

52 films by women- Week 26


Officially Half way through now guys!!!! So what better way to celebrate than a mockumentary! Although not a particularly cheery one!
so without further a do....

A Girl Like Her
Dir: Amy S. Weber
2015
This is a bloody important movie with some incredibly talented and underrated actresses. The story of a girl who commits suicide and ends up in hospital whilst a documentary team is filiming around the school. The girls friend had given her a hidden camera to record the bullying that Avery was doing to her. It's harrowing and incredible truthful to the situation. It's heartbreaking, poignant and brilliant.
This film deserves more love than it gets because it's a very harrowing and realistic portrayal of bullying and the effects.