Since Lockdown has begun, I’ve had a lot of free time. Particularly in the evenings and mornings where I would be revising for my GCSE’s, I have nothing to do. Recently, I’ve been finding films on Netflix and Sky Cinema, and watching them. As I really enjoy reviewing things, I’ve decided to update this article after I watch a film. My taste in films is very… broad. By that I mean in the morning I could be watching a light-hearted rom com, but then by the evening I’ll watch a spine-tingling horror film, guaranteed to give the bravest person nightmares for months. As I consider myself a slight movie-buff now, I’ve decided to share every film I watch and give them honest, to the point reviews. This way, I hope I can give you helpful recommendations.
- Forgetting Sarah Marshall ★★★★✩
Star-spangled cast, lovely message which honestly made me wish I watched the film sooner! Only downside is, at some points it’s very crude. A feel-good comedy about finding your way after getting beaten down.
- That’s My Boy ★★★☆☆
An original storyline and an iconic cast. The biggest downside of this film is they glamorise a teacher and student relationship. If you get past all the dodgy stuff, it’s a very heartfelt film full of plot twists!
- Wolf of Wall Street ★★☆☆☆
Honestly, I spent this three-hour long film slightly confused. It was a cool concept and I liked the overall message, there was just a lot of sex, drugs, drugs with sex and sex with drugs.
- Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels ★★★★★
OH, MY WORD THIS FILM. It’s amazing and so funny and I’ve been quoting it since I watched it. Full of plot twists and you can’t help but love all the characters – as insane as they are.
- Jaws ★★★★☆
It’s an iconic film and I loved watching it. I really recommend it. The only reason I didn’t give it five stars is because the ending is very underwhelming.
- Grown Ups ★★☆☆☆
Cute film, just slightly dull and predictable.
- Shawshank Redemption ★★★★★
Complete cinematographic perfection. Amazing storyline, amazing casting, amazing filming. You have to watch this film.
I’ll be updating this article whenever I watch a new film. I hope this helps you find some good things to watch during this bizarre time.