What started as a one off post has definitely turned into a series on my blog.
I’ve posted a few of these now and have been totally surprised by how popular the posts were! Who knew you guys would be so invested in the films that I’d been watching? Luckily, my girlfriend, the film-lover in my life, and I go to the cinema/watch films at home all the time (so prepare yourself for one of these more and more often ha).
Rachel and I went to see this in town after seeing the poster for it a million times… and I honestly loved it. Everything about it. I loved how gay it was. I loved that it celebrated being gay in every way; how it pointed out what LGBT+ people have been through; how it shows how vibrant we are. Billy Eichner needs to be my new favourite person. I applaud massively how queer the casting choices were – seeing some faces I love made me so happy. We need more queer stories out there – to celebrate what we do and educate on our history. This made me very emotional and very proud – gimme more like this thanks. I need everyone to go see this because it’s such a celebration of love and queerness and joy.
Banshees of Inisherin
We saw this in Glasgow and I’ve NEVER been in such a packed cinema. Big shout out to the Glasgow Cineworld for being the tallest cinema in Europe. This film, we’d seen the trailers for and it looked like it was going to be a lol, and I was totally blindsided by it. I felt so sorry for Colin Farrell’s character, but equally, why didn’t he just stop? I’m glad the sister stood up for herself. This was a proper depressing film. I think this could be read into like a million different ways. There were loads of themes to be explored in this. I wouldn’t like to live on this island though – it’s filled with a lot of unlikeable characters.
This was definitely more of a Rachel film than a me film… honestly, the main character did my head in for most of this film. She was becoming the thing that she was complaining about. Ironic eh? I had very conflicting emotions about the husband… he wasn’t very supportive, but I’m not sure I can blame him. There were a few moments where I nearly jumped out of my skin – and that’s down to the brilliant sound mixing. Honestly… you need to watch it to know what I’m talking about. There’s some absolutely incredible shots in this: the shot of her leaving the cocktail party was just chef’s kiss. The ending was totally worth a slow start. And it was only an hour and a half… spot on.
These might still be in the cinema by the time these reviews go live!! However, if not… watch out for them on streaming sites!
If you’d like more film reviews, let me know!
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