1. LADYBIRD (2018)
1HR34 | COMEDY, DRAMA
Christine “Lady Bird” MacPherson is a high school senior who longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity, but finds none of that in her Sacramento Catholic high school. The film follows the title character’s senior year in high school, including her first romance, her participation in the school play, and most importantly, her applying for college.
I love a good coming-of-age film and this did not disappoint. Also, having grown up in a tiny town with very little opportunity, I definitely related to Ladybird and even shed a few tears towards the end. An excellent film!
2. BLACK PANTHER (2018)
2H14 | ACTION, ADVENTURE, SCI-FI
T’Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T’Challa’s father’s mistake.
Most of my friends that had seen this film seemed to really enjoy it so I figured I’d check it out at the cinema. I liked the fact that it was different to other Marvel films in that it portrayed African culture throughout and I loved the strong female characters. However, I felt that Chadwick Boseman, who played Black Panther, lacked something for me, in that I didn’t find him particularly captivating as a lead character.
3. NEWNESS (2017)
1H52 | DRAMA, ROMANCE
In contemporary Los Angeles, two millennials navigating a social media-driven hookup culture begin a relationship that pushes both emotional and physical boundaries.
I didn’t know anything about this film before watching it besides reading the brief summary that Netflix gave me and I loved it. I found the whole film so captivating and scarily relatable at points.
1. UGLY DELICIOUS (2018)
8 EPISODES | 50MIN | DOCUMENTARY
Chef David Chang travels around the world tasting food from different cultures.
Having come across the advertising for this series on my Instagram before it came out, I was so excited when it finally came out. The food, graphics and special guests are all excellent and I’d thoroughly recommend it but don’t watch it when you’re hungry. Every episode featured a lot of heavy breathing from me and even a few tears. That yakitori scene, though…