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TOP 10 of 2018

2018 wasn’t the greatest year for film but there were still a few worthwhile watches in the mix. As reported over on Film Blerg here are my top 10 for the year, along with some special mentions. Continue reading TOP 10 of 2018

FILM REVIEW: A Simple Favour (2018)

Based on the book of the same name by Darcey Bell, A Simple Favour sees Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick), a mummy blogger, trying to raise her young son (Joshua Satine) on her own while keeping up an Energiser bunny-like enthusiasm. Despite her willingness to get involved she hasn’t made many friends, and quickly becomes enamoured by one of the other mothers, the mysterious Emily Nelson (Blake Lively). After sharing a series of playdates where they drink cocktails and exchange secrets, Emily asks Stephanie for a simple favour while her husband (Henry Golding) is away: to pick up her son (Ian Ho) from school. A few days later, there’s still no sign of Emily. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: A Simple Favour (2018)

FILM REVIEW: The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train (Tate Taylor, 2016)

Released in 2015, Paula Hawkins‘ The Girl on the Train is the fastest selling adult novel in history. This is no doubt due to it being spruiked as “The new Gone Girl” which quite frankly is a ruse because it doesn’t match it. With the film adaptation, fans eager for another Gone Girl may leave disappointed, but based on its own merits it’s an impressive feat nonetheless. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Girl on the Train

FILM REVIEW: Mistress America

Mistress America (Noah Baumbach, 2015)

Following his 2012 indie hit Frances Ha, Noah Baumbach reteams with his co-writer and star, Greta Gerwig for Mistress America. Having tackled differences between his own baby boomer generation and Gen Y in his most recent film, While We’re Young, Baumbach turns his sights back to the younger set, in all their self-indulgent glory. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Mistress America

Oscar 2015 Predictions

Oscars on Monday! (or Sunday for Americans). Same as last year – I’m giving you my predictions and wishes. Films I haven’t seen are marked with an asterisk (*). Who’s going to get the gold? Continue reading Oscar 2015 Predictions

The Oscar Noms: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I’ve said before that there are many things wrong with the Oscars, but they get me excited nonetheless. I had a few strong reactions to the nominees last night so I thought I would share my feelings about what was wrong and what was right. Continue reading The Oscar Noms: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Best of 2014 in Film

It’s almost one year on since I started this blog, and I am thankful for a great year in film. The clairestbearest awards go to: Continue reading The Best of 2014 in Film


Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014)
clairestbearestreviews_filmreview_gonegirl_amyOH. MA. GA. If you haven’t read Gone Girl yet, then you are missing out on life. But on the other hand, I am totes jealous because it means you can freshly experience all of the film’s jaw-dropping twists and turns. I made my boyfriend – who hadn’t read the book – come with me so I could experience the film vicariously through him as a newbie. But even though I knew what aces the film had up its sleeve, I was still transfixed and hungry for more.

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Films to watch out for in 2014

There are plenty of great movies scheduled to be released this year, and this list will no doubt be missing some of them – mainly because some films are shrouded in secrecy and we don’t yet know much about them. For this reason, this list mostly consists of films that already have trailers, plus a few that I know for (almost) sure will be awesome. For now, here’s my list: Continue reading Films to watch out for in 2014