Review: Charlie’s Angels (2019)

Director: Elizabeth Banks Stars: Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Banks, Ella Balinska Brie. Edgar Bosley (Djimon Hounsou) - one of the handlers at the Townsend International Academy of Badassery (my name for it) - likes brie. We learn this some way into the movie. And its suitable, really. Actor/writer/producer/director Elizabeth Banks' rejuvenation of Charlie's Angels is the soft … Continue reading Review: Charlie’s Angels (2019)

Celebrity Rising: The Stars of the 2010s

Do not worry about that title. The Lost Highway Hotel isn't about to descend into vacuous red carpet glamour. But as the end of the decade starts appearing on the horizon (and with 100 film recommendations already live for your exploration) it felt like a neat time to celebrate the incredible acting talents that have … Continue reading Celebrity Rising: The Stars of the 2010s

Review: Personal Shopper

Director: Olivier Assayas Stars: Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz When anyone asks what Maureen (Kristen Stewart) is doing in Paris, she tells them she is "waiting". The first time we hear this it is out of context for us. We are left to wonder what it is she is waiting for. And though Assayas … Continue reading Review: Personal Shopper

Review: Certain Women

Director: Kelly Reichardt Stars: Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Lily Gladstone Certain Women is Kelly Reichardt's sixth feature and by this humble writer's count at least three of her previous films are five-star masterpieces. Not one of them is a dud. She is one of America's great living filmmakers, yet she has yet to have anything resembling … Continue reading Review: Certain Women

Review: Café Society

Director: Woody Allen Stars: Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Steve Carell Say what you will about Woody Allen (and there's plenty that could be said for sure - just ask Susan Sarandon), but the man seems to know a thing or two about love. One way or another he's been around the block a few times, … Continue reading Review: Café Society

Review: Still Alice

At first, for Alice (Julianne Moore), its the little things. The minor frustrations we all suffer from occasionally. The kind of things that are only natural. She'll be lecturing at Columbia and the word she's seeking for becomes inexplicably out of reach. Or she'll forget a dinner date. The sort of things you can chalk … Continue reading Review: Still Alice

Pretty Vacancy: Watching The Entire Twilight Saga Back-To-Back Part 2

Forging ahead because I feel like if I take any kind of significant break here, I'll simply give up and go back to sleep for the day, I've got three Twilight movies to squeeze in to the remainder of this hungover Sunday. Timewise, I'm well on track to get this done, but New Moon especially has dampened … Continue reading Pretty Vacancy: Watching The Entire Twilight Saga Back-To-Back Part 2

Pretty Vacancy: Watching The Entire Twilight Saga Back-To Back Part 1

First there was Fast & Furious. Then there was Step Up. Now, for some stupid reason, I'm going to watch the entire Twilight saga back to back in a single day. 10 hours and 8 minutes of, well, whatever it is. Something about vampires and werewolves maybe? The truth is, as derided as these films are... I've never seen … Continue reading Pretty Vacancy: Watching The Entire Twilight Saga Back-To Back Part 1

Review: On The Road

I read Jack Kerouac’s On The Road around five years ago, mostly whilst sat on a kick stool manning the counter at a dead-end job in an off-licence, pouring through the pages of novels in the long gaps between customers. Reading it, those dreary walls were peeled away, and limitless horizons replaced them. Never one … Continue reading Review: On The Road