August 2021 Movie Reviews

There is a surge of some amazing films coming out this month and we were lucky to go to the advance screenings! All I will say now is OMG they have really been holding onto some good ones. Check out our reviews for the best in cinema this month! 

The Suicide Squad 

If you ever want a blockbuster cast… This is it! 

The Suicide Squad’, is a small reboot of the OG 2016 film, but this time directed by James Gunn himself. He has successfully delivered a highly entertaining movie that is bursting with creativity and ultra-violence.

This film had a budget of $185 million USD so no wonder it was full of incredible CGI and amazing sets. It was colourful and engaging, you couldn’t take your eyes off the screen.

Not to mention it is full with humour, and witty comments that leaves you giggling and quoting the film days after. 

The Suicide Squad is action-packed and feels like a superhero movie, but at the same time is full of comic relief and well done cinematography.

It does include a lot of gruesome violence and some moments where you think ‘was that necessary’ but it all adds to the story of an odd bunch of heroes.



Matt Damon will never ever disappoint!

Stillwater follows Bill Baker (Matt Damon) as he helps his Daughter Allison Baker (Abigail Breslin) prove her innocence for murder in France. This film portrays the complexity of relationships and the compassion of others from all over the world.  As Bill meets a French woman and her daughter who aid him in his journey to save his daughter

Set in Marcille, the set was incredible as expected. Some scenes are so dreamy and beautiful. Casting was also spot on! Using French actors gave an authentic touch to the film. I especially loved seeing the young actor Lilou Siauvaud who played the young daughter Maya. 

Stillwater is well laid out in such a way that when you think you have it figured out, you haven’t. It keeps you thinking and very engaged. I thoroughly enjoyed this film, but was slightly disappointed with the end. It leaves you with so many questions and does not complete the story. Some may say that’s the best part. But, this film needed a strong end. 




The only word I can use to describe this film. 

If you have any appreciation for Aretha Franklin now, when you watch this film, boy you will have a lot more. Respect follows Aretha as she rises to fame. Franklin, played by Jennifer Hudson, goes through many trials and tribulations through her young life, but her love of music really does prove why she deserves the title of the ‘Queen of Soul’. Franklin has a personality and aura that is hard to match, but Jennifer Hudson really did step up to the challenge and nailed it. Every emotion she had the audience can feel too. It really does portray what real life is like. There are no cutting corners and rainbows and sprinkles for anyone.

Arethas story is so inspiring. It shows that no matter what you have been through in life, with determination and love you can do anything. 

Many people have heard or read her story before. But, seeing everything unravel before your eyes really does pull on your heart strings and accumulate a love for her that you never thought you had before. 

The end title shows a video of Aretha singing later on in life. Seeing this made me tear up. Knowing what she has been through, but seeing her still living her dream and selling out concerts into her 70’s is something that warms your heart and makes you proud of her.


Free Guy 

Superhero video game love story? 

This highly anticipated film certainly did not disappoint. Ryan Reynolds depicts Guy, a bank teller and non-player character (NPC) in the open world video game Free City.

Programmers Millie (Jodie Comer) and Keys (Joe Keery) created a program in Free City which was stolen and used by publisher Antwan (Taika Waititi) where Guy becomes self-aware of his world being a video game, giving him the emotion and drive to become a hero in a race against time to save the game before the developers can shut it down. 

This film is wacky and full of twists and turns. It is bright and bold, keeping your eyes entertained the whole time. When you break down aspects of the film, even when they seem so simple, every part has been well thought out and specific.

Casting was immaculate, a special shout out to Jodie Comer as Millie / Molotov Girl. Her performance was absolutely incredible. Not to mention how amazing it is seeing the one and only Taika Waititi back on the big screen. 

Free Guy is full of action and crazy scenes. But, it contains only a small amount of violence. I enjoyed this as it kept the movie light hearted and mixed well with the story line.

It is a joyful, action comedy that is perfect for anyone looking for a movie that you’ll be talking about months later.


SophiaWritten by Sophia Ivory

Curly hair and she don’t care, this stylish babe plays by her own rules. With a love for dance and all things body positive, you’ll usually find her searching out the latest fashion trends and digging through local thrift stores. Word of warning, don’t bring your dachshund around her, she’ll want to keep it.

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