Romance films

Copy and paste: Examining love interests in teen love movies

Let me ask a fairly simple question; What qualities do you want in your romantic partner? Respectful? Communicative? Attractive? Funny? Let me tell you what. You’re going to forget all of this when I tell you, yes YOU can date a manipulative, stupid, unethical, bland, tasteless pile of leftover moldy pizza crusts and miserable poetry […]

Drama films

Miss Juneteenth magazine – the stuff of dreams | Drama films

Eearlier this year, Philippa Lowthorpe’s socio-comedy Misbehavior entertainingly tackled the intersection between sexism and racism through the bizarre real-life pageantry of the disrupted 1970 Miss World pageant in London. A very different spectacle takes place in Fort Worth, Texas, in this impressive feature debut from writer-director Channing Godfrey Peoples. Following a mother’s attempts to convey […]

Romance films

23 Walks review – dog lovers follow the path of romance | Romance movies

PEnsioner Dave (played by Dave Johns, of I, Daniel Blake) is a retired psychiatric nurse, living alone near Hampstead Heath, London, where he regularly walks his sweet, elderly German Shepherd Tillie. One day, Dave meets a woman walking her Yorkshire terrier Henry, and she berates him for not keeping Tillie on a leash. However, on […]

Drama films

Rocks review – the empowering and uplifting power of teenage girls | Drama films

WIt’s a wonderful, heartbreaking, life-affirming gem of a movie. Proven at the London Film Festival in October 2019 (how long it seems now!), This vibrant, insightful and deeply empathetic drama about teenage girls forging their identities in a potentially hostile world is squeaky realism, but also fiercely optimistic. Boasting a terrific ensemble cast that features […]

Drama films

Nightly Revue – Girl Meets Older Man in Beach Drama | Drama films

There is some sincere good performance here, and it is done with confidence. But I couldn’t befriend this movie because of some clichés of social realism and an artificial and conceptual plot. Nocturnal deserves praise for giving us a third act where so many movies of any kind don’t. But it didn’t sound convincing. Lauren […]

Drama films

Limbo review – heartbreaking portrait of stranded refugees in Scotland | Drama films

WHats off to a wholly wonderful second feature film from British director Ben Sharrock – witty, poignant, wonderfully composed and shot, moving and even strangely captivating. Despite an elegant tongue-in-cheek style established from the start, Sharrock quickly gets you to invest in the characters and care deeply about what happens to them. Limbo is about […]

Comedy films

Summerland Review – Clever Comedy About Coming Out And Coming To Adulthood | Comedy movies

NOTNot to be confused with the British period drama of the same name starring Gemma Arterton and Gugu Mbatha-Raw released a few weeks ago, this Summerland is an American comedy coming out and coming of age, on a low budget but with an impressive concept. The setup postulates three young Gen Z adults – a […]

Comedy films

9 Old Bollywood Comedy Movies You Must Watch On Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, And Disney + Hotstar

Streaming on Amazon Prime Video Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958) Three brothers, Brijmohan, Manmohan and Jagmohan Sharma are the proud owners of a garage in Mumbai. Brijmohan, who is the oldest, despises all women for some unknown reason and prevents his brothers from getting romantically involved with anyone. As the story progresses, the two end […]