An Actress's Take on All-Things-Screen

At The Cinema

Widows

Steve McQueen's latest film isn't my favourite movie ever but if you fancy seeing Viola Davis and Liam Neeson in action, then this one's for you. It's great to see some wonderful actresses at the forefront of our screens and they definitely don't disappoint. It's a bit cliched in parts but we'll let that slide because of the brilliant acting.

a star is born

I'm so excited to see this film starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. I like seeing the mask beneath Lady Gaga - the real person underneath and she sure shows it here. What a voice. The trailer has already given me goosebumps. Stay tuned for a feelgood, heart-wrenching blockbuster. I've already got the popcorn.

Wildlife

Actor Paul Dano's directorial debut and another stomping ground for the brilliant Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal. A film about a teenage boy and his reactions to his mother who learns how to deal with his father's temporary disappearance for the sake of his dangerous job. Tense stuff. Watch this space.

Bohemian rhapsody

I have received a few lukewarm responses from friends about this movie. And I can't say I'll be in a rush to go out and see it. But in the interest of never wanting to be a Negative Nora, I WILL say that it's packed with a great cast and some pumping tunes if you're a Queen fan. (Which I am not, so I'll stick to 'A Star is Born', thank you).

The nutcracker

The Nutcracker will always remind me of my Grandma. It takes me back to the Christmas times of my childhood and that excited, pure feeling you used to get. And yet this also used to scare me. I didn't want a giant toy to come to life. But I think this film's a bit different. Think less classic-stage-adaptation. And more pink and glitter.

Lizzie

This film was exactly the type of production that made more sense after I had sat down and googled the real-life plot. Part period drama, part horror, at times I felt like it didn't really know what it was. But then I also think that was the beauty of it. Alongside the brilliant acting from Sevigny and Kristen Stewart.