Us (2019) | Movie Review [Spoiler Free]

[Header Image: Lupita Nyong’o as Red | Universal Pictures]

“Once upon a time, there was a girl and the girl had a shadow. The two were connected, tethered together.”

I have been wanting to see this movie ever since the first trailer dropped. After seeing (and loving) Get Out, I was already pretty excited to see what Jordan Peele’s next work would be and Us really did deliver.

For those of who don’t know, Us follows a family who, while on vacation, are terrorised by their doppelgängers.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) | Movie Review

[Header Image: Tom Holland as Peter Parker | Sony Pictures Releasing]

This post contains spoilers!

“Bitch, please! You’ve been to space.”

As someone who could be convinced to watch anything Spider-Man related and who has kept up with the MCU all these years, Far From Home was an instalment that I was a little more than excited to see, especially with how good Spidey’s other solo movie – Homecoming – was to watch. While I’m still not one hundred percent sure when I stand with this movie, I did enjoy it and I would probably consider it one of my favourite movies from the MCU so far.

It definitely has the charm we got to see in Homecoming that gives the Spider-Man movies it’s very own vibe to help it stand out a little in a franchise with a lot of other instalments. It doesn’t necessarily hit quite as well as it’s predecessor but the humour is definitely there and it did manage to make me laugh out loud a handful of times in a way that felt incredibly genuine and not forced at all. It also continues to balance its comedic moments with the more serious ones which worked especially well in Far From Home because it follows on from the giant that was Endgame. There was a perfect balance between dealing with the fact this movie follows on from the events of Endgame but yet Far From Home is never overshadowed and instead, is able to grow and become its own thing. Something I appreciated was that we got see how Peter was affected by the things that happened and they never sugar coated it or pretended like it never happened.

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Eighth Grade (2018) | Movie Review [Spoiler Free]

[Header Image: Elsie Fisher as Kayla Day | A24]

“But it’s like, being yourself is, like, not changing yourself to impress someone else.”

I’ve been waiting so long to see this movie and thanks to an eight hour flight I took recently, I finally got to!

Eighth Grade follows Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher) throughout her last days before she starts high school. Along the way we see that she has her own youtube channel and while everyone at school believes she’s quiet, Kayla thinks she’s actually quite talkative and even a little outgoing when you get to know her.

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Moonlight (2016) | Movie Review [Spoiler Free]

[Header Image: Alex Hibbert as Child Chiron/Little | A24}

I’m incredibly late to the game with this one but it’s been a little over two weeks since I watched Moonlight for the first time and I can’t stop thinking about it. It had been on my list to watch ever since it came out and I’m kicking myself that it took so long. I knew it was going to be good – all of the talk surrounding it as well as the awards and whatnot were telling enough – but I wasn’t expecting it to be that good. It’s impossible not to be a little in awe and I honestly don’t know if the current haze I’m living in will ever go away. Every time it seems that my brain is going to focus on someting else, I suddenly start thinking about this movie. It really is something else.

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10 Movies to Check Out If You Like a Minimalist Cast

There’s just something I really love about watching a movie with a small cast especially when the movie itself is actually really good. So, this post has 10 movies that feature a minimalist cast and all of them are incredibly good in their own right.

With every title, I mention roughly how many cast members there are but often this only takes into account main characters and for some, other characters may show up but for spoiler reasons, I’m avoiding mentioning them.

Note: This list is in no particular order.

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I Think We’re Alone Now (2018) | Movie Review [Spoiler Free]

[Header Image: Elle Fanning as Grace, and Peter Dinklage as Del | Momentum Pictures]

Honestly, I’m a little torn by this movie. There was so much I loved about it but then there were other things that could have been far better. That being said, I Think We’re Alone Now was an anticipated release for me and overall it didn’t disappoint. I’m curious to come back to it in a few months (or perhaps longer) and see how it sits after a rewatch. I suspect that it’ll be one of those movies that I keep thinking back to and my fondness will grow over time.

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