An Actress's Take on All-Things-Screen

At The Cinema

Crazy Rich Asians

I went to see this with one of my best friends. And it couldn't have been a more perfect choice for us. It's one of the funniest films I have watched this year. The comic timing is sublime. And the characters are wonderful. And it's about time a film like this came along. I cannot recommend it enough.

A Simple Favour

At first glance, this film looks like a comedy. Not least because it stars Anna Kendrick and I don't often see her in roles where I'm not laughing out loud. It's directed by the guy who did Bridesmaids (again, comedy alert - surely?) but I think it's more Gone Girl than Gilmore Girls. I'm excited.

the rider

I know a lovely guy called Tom who I catch up with regularly about what films to watch. He said that this was his favourite film of the year so far. It's a movie about a young cowboy who suffers a near-fatal head injury and  undertakes a new search for identity in the heartland of America.

american animals

A film about four young men mistaking their lives for a movie (sounds familiar) and attempt the most audacious heist in U.S history. You might recognise one of the fresh-faced actors from Dunkirk. Take your dad. Or your pal. It's had great reviews across the board. I'm excited to see it.

BlacKkKlansman

I'm very excited to see this movie. My friend Abi texted me straight after watching it - she said she thought I'd like it because 'it's a good history lesson' and also 'makes you really think'. Who'd have thought that the leading actor was also Denzel Washington's son. The main draw for me however is Adam Driver - one of my absolute favourites.

Yardie

"When a court determines any question with respect to the upbringing of a child, the child's welfare shall be the court's paramout consideration". Hmm. They could have fooled me when I was younger! This film stars Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci. It's based on a novel by Ian McEwan and isn't for the faint hearted.