Midsommar (2019) – Review

CONTAINS SPOILERS Back in July 2019, I decided to take a semi-permanent break from this site to focus on other things. I think even though I had no plan to come back into regular reviewing on Sarah Saw a Movie at the time, I always knew that one film would leave me so desperate to... Continue Reading →

Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood Review

Written by Barry Levitt The Overview A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. (IMDb) The Review In a summer overflowing with remakes, sequels and attempts to keep various franchises afloat, its something... Continue Reading →

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) – Review

Director: Michael Dougherty Starring: Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance The Overview The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. (Source: IMDb) The Review The overriding complaint... Continue Reading →

Aladdin (2019) – Review

Director: Guy Ritchie Starring: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad The Overview A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true. (Source: IMDb) The Review Even as my fingers type the title of yet... Continue Reading →

May 2019 – Review Round-up

Eighth Grade Impeccably written and directed by Bo Burnham and exceptionally played by young Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade is a horrifyingly real and emotionally complex coming of age film. This coupled with Greta Gerwig's Ladybird makes for the most relatable onscreen female characters I have seen in recent years, and there were moments of Eighth Grade that... Continue Reading →

Missing Link (2019) – Review

Directed by: Chris Butler Starring: Zach Galifianakis, Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson, Timothy Olyphant, Matt Lucas The Overview Mr. Link (Galifianakis) recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost (Jackman) to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight (Saldana), this trio of explorers travel the world... Continue Reading →

March 2019 – Review Roundup

Shazam! Directed by: David F. Sandberg Starring: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Mark Strong, Djimon Hounsou, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans Shazam! is exactly the type of film that DC should be making; fun, throwaway, self-referential, but very much standalone. There's nods to the wider DC world,... Continue Reading →

Captain Marvel (2019) – Review

Director(s): Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, Annette Bening, Lashana Lynch, Clark Gregg, Gemma Chan The Overview Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. The Review With her appearance... Continue Reading →

February 2019 – Review Roundup

The Kid Who Would Be King Directed by: Joe Cornish Starring: Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Denise Gough, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Rebecca Ferguson, Angus Imrie, Patrick Stewart Honestly, I thought this film looked terrible, and now I feel bad for not having faith in director Joe Cornish! Having been a big fan of previous... Continue Reading →

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