An Actress's Take on All-Things-Screen

At The Cinema

THE FAVOURITE

'Scuse the pun but this film is actually my favourite in recent months. Directed by the ever-witty and brilliant Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite combines Emma Stone, Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz with biting satire and hilarious scenes. Seriously - some bits are completely laugh out loud. Be sure to watch.

Bird Box

Sandra Bullock's latest movie seems to have taken the world by storm and I can't quite work out whether that's for good or bad reasons. All I know is that I'm desperate to see it because at the time of writing this I'm still clueless as to what all the fuss is about. Will I be scared? Will I laugh? Who knows. But I'm intrigued.

The nutcracker

Ms Poppins stole the show this festive period but I personally don't think it was worth all the hype. Yes, Dick Van Dyke makes an appearance and yes Emily Blunt is pretty good in it - but there's nothing exciting or different or risky about it. Call me crazy but I would have liked to have seen a bit of a twist. Still, it offers good old-fashioned escapism.

Dumplin'

Netflix is bringin' all the right ingredients together in this new movie starring Jennifer Aniston. You've got everything from Dolly Parton to banging tunes to a young girl's relationship with her mother. It feels like just the ticket at this time of year (despite the absence of snow). And all for the small price of a Netflix subscription.

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.