Jillian & Christa's Great Blog Collab 2018 · The Movies

Margarita with a Straw (Film) Review

An Indian coming-of-age tale this week and it's a pretty nice one really. Certainly more joyful than the fucking miserable Duck Butter from last week. Thank God because I was not down for that much introspection again, not for a while anyway. *Spoilers* Margarita with a Straw (2014) IMDB Synopsis A rebellious young woman with… Continue reading Margarita with a Straw (Film) Review

Jillian & Christa's Great Blog Collab 2018 · The Movies

Duck Butter (Film) Review

I've come to the conclusion that I am really not a fan of 'the disintegration of a relationship' movies - or Doom Coms™? This probably says an awful lot about me, that I can't handle the truth, but there it is. Blue Valentine had me cringing and praying for it to end and there have… Continue reading Duck Butter (Film) Review

Jillian & Christa's Great Blog Collab 2018 · The Movies

The Firefly (Film) Review

Jill and I settled on Gay July because we've always had pretty good success with LGBTQIA films within the collab - and there are some great ones on Netflix at the moment. So let's kick back with this Colombian love story, shall we? *Spoilers* The Firefly (2013) or La luciérnaga (original title) IMDB Synopsis After… Continue reading The Firefly (Film) Review

Jillian & Christa's Great Blog Collab 2018 · The Movies

God’s Own Country (Film) Review

Here at Collab HQ (it's more of a state of mind than an actual place given that we're camped on separate continents), we love to devastate ourselves. Sometimes we favour fluff just to get over the utter weep-fests we've put ourselves through. Although this week's movie might not have had that exact effect on me,… Continue reading God’s Own Country (Film) Review

A Voluptuous Mind · The Movies

Ghostbusters (2016) (Film) Review

It’s 2016 and I’ve just been to see a Ghostbusters film. What is this madness? A lot has been made of the decision to “reboot” such an 80’s classic and with an all-female team of ghost hunters no less. If we’re frank, most of the comments about its impending release have been negative, or at… Continue reading Ghostbusters (2016) (Film) Review

Feminist February · Jillian & Christa's Great Blog Collab 2016 · The Movies

Vic + Flo Saw a Bear (Film) Review 

Blimey. We don't half think outside the box on some of our choices, eh? This one could be considered one of our most art-housey perhaps, though it's not as strange as I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, nor is it anywhere as quirky as the amazing The Foxy Merkins (which I realise I only gave a 4/5… Continue reading Vic + Flo Saw a Bear (Film) Review 

Feminist February · Jillian & Christa's Great Blog Collab 2016 · The Movies

I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing (Film) Review

Week one in our long-awaited Feminist Film Month (if you don't count last week's Tootsie) and Jillian chose this quirky tale of Polly, an 'organisationally pared' temporary secretary and full time kook. I’ve personally been looking forward to starting February off right for lots of reasons, not least because January sucked full arse. I know… Continue reading I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing (Film) Review