An Actress's Take on All-Things-Screen

At The Cinema

avengers: endgame

I haven't watched any of the Avengers films. I know that might seem terrible but they don't really interest me. (At least I'm holding my hands up, right?!) But, of course, I had to put this on here because I know it's a big deal to a lot of people - what with it being the closing of a chapter. It's a great cast so I'll give it a go. Even if I am a bit late.

greta 

Isabelle Huppert and Chloe Grace Moretz. A brilliant cast. Two brilliant women. This film is about a young woman who befriends a widow. A widow who's got a vendetta against her. Only she doesn't know it yet. Expect: a psychological thriler, drama and an exciting script. It might not be Avengers but it's definitely worth a watch.

wild rose

I caught this at the BFI Film Festival last year and it soon became one of my top picks. It stars the brilliant Jessie Buckley (who is everywhere) playing Rose, an ex-prisoner Scottish woman who dreams of being a country singer in Nashville. Expect: determination, tears and a heartfelt, uplifting ending.

the sisters brothers

I went with my boyfriend to watch this as he's a massive fan of Patrick deWitt's novels. It's actually a bloody brilliant film despite me not being that excited to see it. It stars the wonderful Joaquin Phoenic and John C Reilly. As well as a turn from Riz Ahmed and Jake Gyllenhaal. They've packed all the superstars in here (just not...any women).

instant family

I absolutely loved this movie and yet I really wasn't expecting much. Another studio film with Mark Wahlberg - I thought. How great can it be? But it IS great. Really great. And I was bawling my eyes out at the end. It packs a lot of punch, it tells you a lot about the fostering system and it isn't afraid to tackle real issues with a laugh in tow.

eighth grade

I'm really looking forward to watching this film, directed by Bo Burnham. It looks raw, unfiltered and awkward - exactly the kind of movies I love. It's no extraordinary tale and yet apparently it IS extraordinary - in its acting, its directing and the thoughts behind it. Expect: uncomfortable situations, scenes you can relate to and social media.