US

Us is the first film in years that has genuinely unsettled me in a way I can’t fully describe. The second film from Jordan Peele after the massively successful Get Out from 2017, for which he won Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars.  Us follows a family staying in their holiday home by the beach, […]

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MR. NOBODY

I’m back with another edition of Partner’s Picks, a series where my partner chooses films for me to watch that I’ve never seen before. Today, he’s chose 2009’s Mr. Nobody. Written and directed by Jaco Van Dermal and starring Jared Leto, the story is set in a future where the last mortal human is about to […]

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REESE WITHERSPOON’S BEST FILMS

Today is Reese Witherspoon’s birthday! I think she is a brilliant actor – one of the most iconic of our time in all certainty. She has a handful of recognised classic films to her name; a starring role in a hit Golden Globe winning show; her own production companies; a successful clothing business; serves on […]

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LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

I’m starting a new series here on fivethreeninety; where I watch films picked by my partner. I’m calling it Partner’s Picks – thanks to Markus for the name, and to Izzy for suggesting the runner up “Bae’s Faves“. Every now and then I’ll be watching a film he has chosen and I’ll write about it […]

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AFTER LIFE

Ricky Gervais’s latest series was released on Netflix last week, named After Life. I had no idea what to expect, but it wasn’t this. After Life is about Tony, a man in a severe depressive state after losing his wife to cancer one year ago. He’s suicidal, and lives by the ethos that he can […]

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AMELIÉ: FILMS I SHOULD HAVE SEEN

This week on films I should have seen, I watched another big one that has been on my list for a very long time.  I watched Amelié, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Audrey Tatou.  And I finally understand the wonder of this film, because every single element of it is beautiful, engaging and quirky.  […]

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CAPTAIN MARVEL

I have waited twenty two years for this. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has finally, after ten years, released a solo female-lead film. That film, is Captain Marvel. Starring Best Actress Oscar winner Brie Larson along with Marvel favourite Samuel L. Jackson, the comic book adaptation is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and introduces the […]

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