The Problem with The Crimes of Grindelwald

The second instalment in the five-film Fantastic Beasts series has been surrounded in controversy for some time now. Casting Johnny Depp as the eponymous Grindelwald was cringe-worthy enough as his face uncomfortably morphed onto the screen of my midnight premiere of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, an awkward decision which has only been … Continue reading The Problem with The Crimes of Grindelwald


Film Fixer – Passengers

In the month that’s Freed us from undoubtedly one of the most terrible movie franchises so far, we shouldn’t forget that not all bad films are tired cash-grabbing franchises stemming from some well-received Twilight fanfiction. Back in 2016, Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence starred in Passengers, a sci-fi love story that is perhaps one of … Continue reading Film Fixer – Passengers

Why I Won’t Watch Heathers (2018)

Remakes have been Hollywood’s answer for a few years now. Nostalgia sells, cinemas are worried that no one wants to go to the movies anymore, seems like a good idea, right? I’ll admit, I love remakes and reboots – Ghostbusters was great, it complemented the original and was worlds better than the sequel to the … Continue reading Why I Won’t Watch Heathers (2018)

Let’s Talk Oscar Nominations

Oscar nominations are, while an interesting topic of discussion, usually predictable. Spielberg, Hanks, Streep, some dry political drama, stories about rich dead old white men that came out from November to January, right? Well, not this year. 2018’s nominations are genuinely interesting and surprising contenders to discuss, which perhaps show a change in the what … Continue reading Let’s Talk Oscar Nominations

Diwrnod Santes Dwynwen

I’m Welsh. Speak it, live there, study there – the whole lot. I’ve talked about Welsh (and non-Welsh) traditions before, this post is no different. An appropriate Welsh tradition to write about this time of year is Diwrnod Santes Dwynwen, though this occasion is rather unknown outside of Wales. Where the English-speaking world celebrate St. … Continue reading Diwrnod Santes Dwynwen

Film Fixer – Pixels

I critique films, and other things, sometimes. However, I don’t like to be cynical – I think everything with problems can be fixed, and deserve that chance. Inspired by Jenny Nicholson’s Script Doctor comedy series, I give you: Film Fixer. I’m going to take some objectively terrible films, point out their flaws, and work out … Continue reading Film Fixer – Pixels