Saying Goodbye to Superstore

A version of this article originally appeared on CineChat. I discovered Superstore the week I moved out of my childhood home for the final time. I had the house to myself and was packing up my belongings in the living room when I stumbled across an episode on ITV2 (Manager’s Conference). Within a couple of… Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Superstore

Benny Loves You

A version of this review originally appeared on CRPWrites. Killer dolls and psychopathic toys… we’ve seen a lot of this in horror, but new British comedy-horror asks a new question – what if the toy is doing it all to protect you because it loves you? Benny Loves You director has clearly been influenced by many… Continue reading Benny Loves You

Promising Young Woman

A version of this review originally appeared on CineChat. I feel like I have been waiting a really long time to write this review. But nowhere near as long as us poor Brits have been waiting for the release of this film. Promising Young Woman finally arrives in the UK today via Sky. If you… Continue reading Promising Young Woman

Sequin in a Blue Room

A version of this review originally appeared on BRWC. The Blue Room – a strictly anonymous, limitless sex party – where a whole new, alluring world unfolds before him. There, Sequin connects with a captivating stranger, but they are separated suddenly. Utterly fixated on this man, Sequin sets off on an exhilarating and dangerous mission… Continue reading Sequin in a Blue Room

Made For Love, Season One Episode 4-6

A version of this review originally appeared on CRPWrites. Episode 4 continues to fill in the gaps of Hazel and Byron’s past, showing us how the pair met, and just how Hazel ended up in her current predicament. The episode doesn’t propel the show forward in massive ways, but allowing us to learn more about… Continue reading Made For Love, Season One Episode 4-6

Run

A version of this review originally appeared on CineChat. The wait is finally over, after what feels like eons since the US release, Run finally arrived on UK shores via Netflix on the 2nd April. Was it worth the wait? Teenager Chloe (Kiera Allen) lives at home with caring mother Diane (Sarah Paulson). Chloe is driven… Continue reading Run

Made For Love Season 1, Episodes 1-3

A version of this review originally ran on CRPWrites. Made for Love is the latest HBO Max offering, starring Palm Springs’ Cristina Milioti as a perfect silicon valley wife on the run. Married to eccentric tech billionaire Byron Gogol (played by an always excellent Billy Magnussen), Hazel has spent her days in the ominous sounding ‘The Hub’… Continue reading Made For Love Season 1, Episodes 1-3

The Mauritanian

A version of this review originally appeared on CineChat. The Mauritanian is a slow procedural drama that at times can be incredibly slow, but this pace feels earned when the shocking developments in the film arrive. A defense attorney and her associate (Jodie Foster and Shailene Woodley respectively) investigate the case of a suspected 9/11… Continue reading The Mauritanian

Potato Dreams Of America

A version of the review originally appeared on CRPWrites. An autobiographical dark comedy about a young boy growing up in the collapsing USSR, Potato dreams of one day making it to America to become a filmmaker with his mother. Written and directed by Wes Hurley about his childhood, Hurley is able to nail multiple tones… Continue reading Potato Dreams Of America

Swan Song

A version of this review originally appeared on CRPWrites. Swan Song is the definition of “let it build.” It was a film that had me thinking about tapping the big white X in the first 10 minutes, but by the end had given me goosebumps and left my eyes brimming with tears. Written and directed by… Continue reading Swan Song