Sorry to Bother You: no spoilers – pinky promise!

Sorry to Bother You is the debut feature film of artist/musician/writer/activist Boots Riley which manages to bridge a great many genres and sub-genres including comedy, satire, sci-fi, horror and (what the hey) political thriller. I should preface this review by assuring you that I will not be discussing this film’s spoilers for two reasons: theContinue reading “Sorry to Bother You: no spoilers – pinky promise!”

Tallulah: Babies Raising Babies

After losing by her boyfriend, Tallulah’s (Ellen Page) impulsivity carries her into difficult circumstances with a kidnapped baby and would-be mother-in-law (Allison Janney). Written and directed by Sian Heder, Tallulah premiered at Sundance Film Festival – a fact which is evident upon viewing, as it has that distinctive indie darling vibe that is prominent inContinue reading “Tallulah: Babies Raising Babies”

Ingrid Goes West: A Love Letter to Aubrey Plaza

Ingrid Goes West is written and directed by indie newcomer Matt Spicer (It’s You, Not Me) and produced by the film’s star Aubrey Plaza. I must preface by stating that this film unequivocally belongs to Aubrey Plaza and the rest are simply blips within the scope of the film. But let’s talk about some ofContinue reading “Ingrid Goes West: A Love Letter to Aubrey Plaza”

Best of 2016: Cinema and Screen

Here are my ten favourite films of 2016. Undoubtedly a good year for cinema and an amazing year for critiquing media, 2016 brought us films both problematic and downright cringe (please tell me if you thought of any film other than Suicide Squad just now). Other films, however, brought me joy, repeat viewings and Blu-rayContinue reading “Best of 2016: Cinema and Screen”

Best of 2016: TV and Streaming

Here are my favourite bits of TV/streaming content released and consumed this year. Although it has been a tough year generally, quality TV content has unquestioningly peaked, setting our standards higher than ever. Admittedly, I still have a hefty list of titles to consume over the summer break, here are the ones that I wouldContinue reading “Best of 2016: TV and Streaming”

Girl Asleep: High School Horrors

Girl Asleep is an Australian film directed by Rosemary Meyers and written by Matthew Whittet, based upon a play by the same writer. It is a portrayal of adolescence set during the 1970s, allowing dance sequences that verge on excessive. Please do not get me wrong, there were elements of this film that I trulyContinue reading “Girl Asleep: High School Horrors”

FlickerThoughts – The Podcast UPDATE

After much beating around the bush (I don’t really know what the literal meaning of that phrase means, but it seems appropriate here), I have uploaded the first episode of the FlickerThoughts podcast. It is a little rushed, I must admit, and I am yet to figure out how to add intro and outro interlude music,Continue reading “FlickerThoughts – The Podcast UPDATE”