An Actress's Take on All-Things-Screen

At The Cinema

Once Upon a Time 

....in Hollywood. It's a good movie but some might argue it isn't Tarantino's best. Walking out the cinema someone behind me said 'it's the worst movie they've ever seen'. Bit harsh. Granted, not a lot happens. But I didn't notice. Because the acting from the three main runners, and beyond, was excellent. Especially Brad Pitt. What a legend.

CRAWL

A girl I used to work with loves movies like this. I can't remember what she called them - 'high stakes films' or something like that. She enjoys others like shark movies or movies like 'The Hole' where the characters were thrust into a situation and had to escape. And I know what she means. There's a start, middle and an outcome. And it's quite satisfying.

 Fast & Furious

Does what it says on the tin: action, big beefy men who are in every other action movie and drama. High explosive drama. It's a typical Hollywood movie complete with a few Brits along the way. If you want to go into a cinema and lose yourself for a couple of hours, this is a sure way to do it. Look out for Vanessa Kirby too. She's great.

The Lion King

I'm with Grazia on this one. A couple of weeks back they voiced their annoyance that the studios just seem to be pumping out remakes of old classics instead of telling new stories. The Lion King didn't need to be remade. It really didn't. But in the context of what it is, it's meant to be a fun watch. No spins or new takes on it, mind.

It: chapter two

I hate horror films as much as the next person. I really don't think it's worth it - you lose sleep for two weeks after. But strangely I have fond memories of this first movie because it was the first film I went to see at the cinema with my boyfriend. The acting is also awesome and this latest installment has James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain in so it can't be all bad.

someone great

I found this movie crushing. Crushing and heartbreaking. And yet heartwarming all at the same time - it's confusing. The cast are great. The storyline isn't too far-fetched, the friendships are hilarious, the in-jokes are something we can all relate to and it's refreshing. It's not another twenty-something movie. It's so much more than that. Watch on Netflix.