Oscar Best Picture Nominees 2020: My Thoughts and Reviews


Hello all,

AWARD SEASON. If you know me, you know this is my favourite time of the year! It is the time I find some of my favourite movies and get really critical on what I like and don’t like in film. It is a time where we reflect and give praise to the best in film and TV from the past year. 2019 was a pretty dry year for me, in that I did not spend a great deal of my time watching movies or TV. My number of movies watched during the year was down significantly from 2018. I am not really sure why if I am honest, I guess not as many movies took my interest as they have previous years and those which I did, were often those which I found out about after their cinematic release. However, just because my year in film wasn’t as exciting, that doesn’t discount the great year in film that was had in 2019. Continue reading “Oscar Best Picture Nominees 2020: My Thoughts and Reviews”

Movie & TV Wrap-up: June 2019

Today I am coming to you with my movie and TV wrap-up for June 2019, which is about a week behind us at this point. The reason I am writing this post so late in the next month is because as you probably saw, I was in New Zealand from the 22nd of June to the 5th July! Onto the movies and TV shows though. This past month was a great month for the big and small screen, which produced some really engaging, emotionally powerful and fun productions! It was definitely far better than last months catastrophe-of-a-month. I won’t ramble on about my pointless generalised opinions though – instead I will delve right into the juicy opinions on this months best and worst of film and TV. Continue reading “Movie & TV Wrap-up: June 2019”

Movie Review: Captain Marvel

Another Marvel movie down. On the night of Wednesday 6th March, I went to one of the advanced screenings for Captain Marvel. The film that lays out the foundational backstory of a new (yet also old) edition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The basic premise of the film revolves around Carol Danvers, a former Air Force Pilot turned ‘warrior hero’. The plot follows Danvers in her attempt to recover lost memories of past life, prior to her superhuman transformation. With Brie Larson as the leading lady, she delivers a gripping performance. Continue reading “Movie Review: Captain Marvel”

Lets Talk: Diversity at the 91st Academy Awards

In the words of Best Actress recipient at the 90th Academy Awards, Frances McDormand “I’ve got some things to say!“. This is a topic area I am extremely passionate about and I certainly have a lot of robust thoughts and opinions to express! Lets start with unpacking what diversity truely means in this context. Today, we are living in a multicultural world where an abundance of beautiful and diverse cultures, people and ideas co-exist and are being exposed to the public daily, than every before, rather than being omitted and swept under the rug. While there is a large amount of work to still be done, we are certainly on the right track in Hollywood! Continue reading “Lets Talk: Diversity at the 91st Academy Awards”

My Oscar’s Best Picture Reviews & Thoughts

With the Oscars done and dusted, we are now officially at the end of awards season. A sad reality for movie and music lovers like myself, but also exciting as it means we are truely ready to move from the best of 2018, to the new year of movies and music! With particular focus on the Oscars, I set myself the task of watching all eight of the ‘Best Picture’ nominated films, and from that I have quite a few thoughts to share. Continue reading “My Oscar’s Best Picture Reviews & Thoughts”

10 Movies Every Teenager Must Watch!

Teenage Angst. One of the most common tropes in film. That feeling of misunderstanding and a lack of belonging. The many emotions that come with being young. It is painfully hard to watch when conveyed poorly, but ever so beautifully relatable if done well. I think, in my opinion, these ten movies get it right. They each do something different, in a way that manages to make them unique and a beautiful portrayal of the many adversities and challenges that accompany being young and the feeling of invincibility or emptiness in a world that constantly pushes back and forth against us. Only few mediums can portray this in a way that resonates and when done right, film is by far my favourite!

Continue reading “10 Movies Every Teenager Must Watch!”