Sarah Clapperton

A contract manager moonlighting as a rather discerning film and book critic, with an almost fangirl appreciation for anything made by Christopher Nolan. When I'm not catching up on my latest read or watch, you can usually find me trying out my amateur baking skills - Bake Off here I come!

Suncoast Review

REVIEW: Suncoast

Suncoast recently landed on Disney+, a coming-of-age drama set in Florida. But despite being advertised as a fun, heartwarming drama, the end result is a lot more hard-hitting and sadly it isn’t the better for it. The film follows teenager Doris (Nico Parker), who is stuck caring for her terminally ill brother Max and without […]

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Wonka Review


Wonka is the latest film adaptation to take inspiration from the Roald Dahl novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This version follows a different route, bringing us the origin story of how Willy Wonka becomes a chocolatier, a story that while sweet, is maybe a little too sickly and overbearing. Starring Timothée Chalamet as Willy

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Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning

REVIEW: Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is the seventh instalment in the Mission: Impossible film franchise. With returning star Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie, Ethan Hunt’s latest escapade is as thrilling as you’d expect, it’s just a shame that the inflated run time and lack of ending (due to Part Two being released

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Saltburn Review

REVIEW: Saltburn

Saltburn is the second film from writer and director Emerald Fennell, a follow-up to her lauded debut Promising Young Woman. This time Fennell focuses on social class and the rich elite, with the end result landing somewhere between brilliant and frustrating. The film follows Oliver Quick (Barry Keoghan), a working-class boy from Merseyside who has

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Oppenheimer Review

REVIEW: Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer is the latest release from visionary director Christopher Nolan, following the creator of the atomic bomb. While the tone of this film is certainly much more adult and serious than his previous material (yes even Dunkirk), this is undoubtedly yet another Nolan masterpiece. Starring Cillian Murphy as the titular J. Robert Oppenheimer, the film

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