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?

My Old Ass Review

REVIEW: My Old Ass

My Old Ass recently came to London as part of this years Sundance London Festival. Starring Maisy Stella and Aubrey Plaza, we follow Stella’s Elliott on her final summer before college as she partakes in hallucinogenic mushrooms and forms an unlikely connection with her future self, played by Plaza. Stella is insanely charismatic on screen.

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Anora Review


Anora is the latest film from Sean Baker, which stole the show at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival as an almost unanimous crowd pleasure and winner of the coveted Palme D’or. The film follows exotic dancer Ani, who meets Vanya, the son of a Russian oligarch and forms an unlikely connection and romance. Unfortunately, not

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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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