Clare Brunton

Ex film teacher and frequent couch potato. I try and see at least one new release a week, but I've somehow got to 30 without having seen The Godfather?

Priscilla Review

REVIEW: Priscilla

Priscilla is the newest film from Sofia Coppola, adapted from Priscilla Presley’s 1985 book Elvis and Me which premiered at the 80th Venice Film Festival. The film follows Priscilla from her early teenage years where her path first crosses with the world-famous singer, spanning their relationship until their divorce in the early 70s. Playing the …

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Ferrari Review

REVIEW: Ferrari

Premiering at this year’s Venice Film Festival, Ferrari is the latest film from Michael Mann. Starring Adam Driver, Penelope Cruz and Shailene Woodley, the screenplay is adapted from Brock Yates’ book ‘Enzo Ferrari: The Man and the Machine‘. Following a time of financial and personal insecurity in the car manufacturer’s life, the film opens to …

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Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person

REVIEW: Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person

The vampire has long been used as a sexual awakening metaphor, and Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person (aka Vampire humaniste cherche suicidaire consentant) is no different, yet manages to put a charming new spin on the idea in this Canadian comedy-drama. The film opens with young vampire Sasha, yet to come into her fangs, …

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Poor Things Review

REVIEW: Poor Things

Poor Things sees Emma Stone reunite with Yorgos Lanthimos for a sexual awakening odyssey story, as a Frankenstein’s monster-like creature crafted from a grown woman and the brain of an infant. Stone shows her range effortlessly, gliding through the film from baby brain to fully formed adult as she matures. Her partnership with Lanthimos appears …

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Finally Dawn Review

REVIEW: Finally Dawn

Finalmente l’albe (Finally Dawn) is a 2023 period drama premiering at this year’s Venice Film Festival. Starring Rebecca Antonaci and Lily James, it follows a young Italian woman who finds herself on a night-long adventure with glamorous starlet Josephine Esperanto (James).  There have been plenty of stories over the years that follow the lives of …

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Barbie Movie Review

REVIEW: Barbie

Reviewing Barbie has turned out to be an incredibly difficult challenge. Why? Because much like Barbie herself, Barbie is everything. Greta Gerwig (alongside co-writer Noah Baumbach) has somehow managed to blend wit, vulnerability, challenges of motherhood, gender politics, mermaids, horses and hand-holding CEOs (with a healthy dash of consumerism) into one of the most fun, …

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Halloween Kills Review

REVIEW: Halloween Kills

Halloween Kills is the long-awaited sequel to David Gordon Green’s 2018 Halloween. Premiering at Venice Film Festival last night, Green has returned with writing partner Danny McBride as well as newcomer Scott Teems (Jeff Fradley co-wrote the 2018 instalment with the pair). Also returning are Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer and Andi Matichak as the …

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Free Guy Review

REVIEW: Free Guy

Ryan Reynolds video game adventure film Free Guy finally hits the big screens after a series of delays. The film follows Reynolds as Guy, an NPC (non playable character) who finds his life changed when he passes a sunglass-wearing (real player) woman humming Mariah Carey. This sets off a chain of events as he teams …

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Run Review


The wait is finally over, after what feels like eons since the US release, Run finally arrived on UK shores via Netflix on the 2nd April. Was it worth the wait? Teenager Chloe (Kiera Allen) lives at home with caring mother Diane (Sarah Paulson). Chloe is driven and independent, but due to a myriad of …

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