An Actress's Take on All-Things-Screen

Film Favourites

she's the man

She's the Man will always be a firm favourite of mine. I came across it as a teenager and have never looked back. To this day, it holds a special place in my heart and carries so many memories. It's silly, it's self-deprecating and it's hilarious. It doesn't take itself too seriously and yet it's witty as a hell. In my opinion? A winning combination.

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'I had a long time to consider the value of memory, and the idea that just because something doesn’t last forever, doesn’t mean its worth is diminished. Maybe it was just easier on the soul than mourning what might have been – the life unlived. I chose to believe that the bond was never broken and that we carried each other in our hearts'

500 days of summer

This is not a love story, this is a story about love. And it's HEARTBREAKING. (You can see a theme developing here, can't you - I'm a bit of a sombre one). But there are good bits too - really good bits. And what I love about this film is that it's totally unpredictable. It stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel - a wonderful, magical pairing.

paterson

Paterson is about stillness. Stillness and the ordinary. If you want guns blazing, fights and drama - you ain't gonna find it here. If you want the sheer magic of watching someone go about their daily life, stop by. With Adam Driver in the driving seat (quite literally), you aren't gonna be disappointed.

cocktail

When I say this is one of my favourite films, my friends always think it's a bit rogue. But I love it. The sun, the setting and the drama. But especially the sun and the romance between Bryan and Elisabeth. Watch it through to the end. It's wonderful. And contains some of the best film quotes ever.

Blue Valentine

It's not often that a film reaches out to you in SO many ways. This is such a heartbreaking film because it reminds me of how great love can be but also how fragile it is. Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams in a couple? Need I say more. Throw a big old divorce in there. And you've got yourself a crier.