Category: "Been There, Wrote About It"

FILM REVIEW:: AMERICAN SON

I stumbled across American Son under the ‘trending now’ banner on Netflix, and something made me stop to watch the trailer, when usually I just keep scrolling through. Kerry Washington’s character together with a police officer and her husband are in a room going back and forth about her son and his whereabouts. It’s also evident that this is a race related issue. Washington’s performance alone made me stop and

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FILM REVIEW:: ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

Here it is. Quentin Tarantino’s 9th and second last film, and old Hollywood is well and truly alive once again, in this star studded piece of work put together by the quirky and unique director and writer. Never expect anything less when it comes to Tarantino. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is likable, but not completely lovable. Hollywood, as it has been known simply as, is based on a

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FILM REVIEW:: ALADDIN (2019)

I had very, very, low level, miniature, expectations going into Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin. I mean, the reviews hadn’t been all that great. I, as always, kept my mind opened and welcoming. And, thankfully I did. I have no idea what any of these critics are talking about. I thought it was fantastic. However, there’s a fault or two that allows this live-action remake to lose a point. Aladdin

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FILM REVIEW:: THE LION KING (2019)

Long live the king. The highly anticipated live-action remake of the 1994 Disney classic, is finally here, and it is amazing. It was everything this self-confessed Lion King fan could have hoped for. Big spectacle, authentic and honourable. Let me start by saying… Do not listen to the bad reviews by critics who have lost the little boy/girl inside of them. This is a fantastic version of the film and

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FILM REVIEW:: CAPTAIN MARVEL

I have no idea what the critics are saying. I really don’t. I didn’t read one review going into Captain Marvel because, regardless I was watching it. However, I had heard that it was coping some flack. But here I am, making sure I don’t fall off the course. Honestly, I don’t know why it would have gotten a bad review. I liked it! Firstly, shout out to the guys

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FILM REVIEW:: BLACKKKLANSMAN

This will probably be the shortest review in history, because there isn’t much to say about BlacKkKlansman. Slow and steady wins the race in this Oscar winning film directed by the finally, Oscar winning director, Spike Lee. He, himself has been an advocate for black lives, so the film is just another to add to Lee’s list of political statement pieces. BlacKkKlansman tells the true story of Ron Stallworth (depicted

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FILM REVIEW:: ISN’T IT ROMANTIC

Isn’t It Romantic is a cliché within a cliché. It’s one of those really good bad movies. Or, really bad good movies, however you see it. You’re either going to have fun watching this and forget about the technicalities, or you’re going to roll your eyes all the way back into a different dimension. I, myself, am pretty sure I entered the same world Homer Simpson did when he walked

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FILM REVIEW:: ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE

Romantic comedies are often the same story-line. Boy meets girls. Girl meets boy. They get together. Something drifts them apart. Then they find their way, again. Always Be My Maybe is exactly that. But some rom-coms are cringy and unbearable, that you often roll your eyes and are itching for it to end. Not many can switch off that part of your brain that overthinks and criticises everything. This film

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FILM REVIEW:: THE DIRT

I love that streaming services, such as Netflix are able to bring light to one of musics best bands. It’s an opportunity for the younger bunch to be introduced to a different kind of sound and I guess, really get to know where the phrase ‘sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll’ came from. Hopefully not to influence, but just to observe and almost admire. The Dirt takes a look at

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FILM REVIEW:: AVENGERS: ENDGAME

I really hope this proves I am not biased toward the Marvel films, as my readers might assume, since a vast amount of my reviews a predominantly for this series. But, Infinity War was a far more superior film than Endgame, and I don’t think Endgame was ‘perfect’ as reviewed by others. Shock-horror, I know. For once I am not marching with the masses. I won’t deny, I sobbed like

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