3 Films That’ll Make You Smile

Some days you want to be cheered up with a film that reminds you of life’s quirks in all its eccentric forms. Below are three films that have recently made me smile from such a reminder.   Hunt for the Wilderpeople An unwanted lad is adopted by a couple living on the outskirts of the…

Alternative La La Land

Warning – spoilers of the film La La Land!   Away from all of the film’s nominations, La La Land is genuinely delightful. The ending, however, didn’t sit well with me, so I’m going to suggest an alternative ending. The final scene is five years on from when the two characters last said goodbye to each…

Fantasy As It Should Be: Heartless

I’m a latecomer to the Scandinavian TV party, but better late than never. I have just finished the Danish series called Heartless. The storyline centres around a brother and a sister, Sebastian and Sofie, who are cursed with the need to feed on other people’s life force. They want to find out why they are…

Holly Golightly: Shamelessly Herself

‘Dah-ling!’ she said, her red lips slowly spreading wide, rightly assuming that she was about to get her own way. Uttering this line with such brilliant flair on the West End stage, was Pixie Lott. We had managed to nab front row seats at a cheap price and saw the play in incredible detail. The…

Humdrum Adventures

Dry humour, haunting characters and exquisite colour palettes furnish director and screenwriter Wes Anderson’s films with a fine peculiarity. Peculiar in the sense of being visually arresting from the opening credits to the final screen shots. Peculiar in how meticulous Anderson is in creating his mini universes. Peculiar meaning wonderfully weird and eccentric, particularly regarding…