Lucy Buglass

Lucy Buglass
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Lucy Buglass is the creator of film blog Lucy Goes to Hollywood. She loves all film genres, but has a particular interest in horror, thriller and anything true crime related. On her blog, she shines a spotlight on independent short film via her Short Film Saturdays column. She also contributes reviews to JumpCut Online and The Horrorcist, and has guest starred on podcasts such as Flickering Myth's The Pick of The Flicks and For Your Reconsideration.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 37% Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) While not as gruesome as some of its predecessors, Spiral does have some interesting traps which fit the ironic punishments that fans of the franchise have grown to love. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2021
4/5 84% Bloodthirsty (2021) This is far from your average werewolf story, and will leave you with some serious food for thought when the end credits roll. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2021
5/5 100% before/during/after (2020) I honestly thought this film was a triumph, and perfectly illustrates what it's like to have a relationship and years of your life crumble before your eyes. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
4/5 92% The Killing of Two Lovers (2021) It's a slow burn, but it keeps us engaged throughout, by closely following David, who is eerily calm and collected despite the turbulence in his life - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
4/5 89% I Blame Society (2020) An interesting examination of the extreme lengths people will go to do be taken seriously, and how craving acceptance can end up driving you insane. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
2/5 No Score Yet The Poison Rose (2019) We've seen Travolta and Freeman in some masterpieces, but sadly this wasn't one of them. - Love Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
4.5/5 93% Babyteeth (2020) Babyteeth is an incredibly poignant film and a brilliant debut for Eliza Scanlen. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
2/5 43% Butchers (2021) Butchers is watchable, but it really doesn't bring anything new to the genre so some fans may be disappointed if the synopsis drew them in. - Love Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
4/5 100% Ashens and the Polybius Heist (2020) Ashens and the Polybius Heist is a love letter to nerds, bringing this urban legend to life in a playful, yet sometimes serious way. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
2/5 No Score Yet Nuclear (2019) Overall, Nuclear had some real potential but sadly failed to hold my attention for the majority of the film. - Love Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Getting It (2020) Getting It is one of those films that proves you don't need a massive, blockbuster budget to deliver a great piece of work. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2020
3/5 62% The Informer (2020) Whilst The Informer doesn't revolutionise the crime genre, it doesn't need to, as audiences should get exactly what they expected and hopefully more. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2020
5/5 67% The Brain that Wouldn't Die (2020) It's been such a long time since I've had this much fun with a horror film and I can't recommend it enough. - Love Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2020
4/5 91% Bloody Hell (2020) Despite this gritty synopsis, Bloody Hell is actually a very funny film. It effortlessly blends horror and comedy, making us laugh one minute and cringe the next. - Love Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2020
2.5/5 45% The Meg (2018) The Meg makes no effort to try and explain anything which was frustrating to me. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2020
3/5 62% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) As many people have pointed out, this film is certainly not historically accurate so if you're the kind of person who needs that you'd leave feeling disappointed. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2020
3.5/5 84% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) I was surprised at how well-written and clever the script was. Because of this, I believe audiences of all ages can enjoy it due to the array of cultural references and adult humour. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2020
4.5/5 93% Fighting with My Family (2019) Fighting With My Family has classic British humour and a familiar grittiness to it, reminding me why I adore British cinema so much. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2020
4.5/5 89% Rocketman (2019) In the leading role, Taron Egerton absolutely shone as Elton. The fact he actually sang so many of his iconic songs, and did them well, is something that should be celebrated for years to come. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2020
3/5 58% Brightburn (2019) Jackson A. Dunn is undoubtedly the star of the show here, and a young actor that I'm incredibly impressed with. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2020
4/5 100% 200 Meters (2020) The performances throughout are incredibly convincing, and often bring tender and heartwarming moments, as well as ones full of frustration and rage - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
3/5 57% Ravage (2020) This film wastes no time in showing us its brutal nature, with the opening sequence making viewers uncomfortable immediately. - The Horrorcist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
4/5 77% 12 Hour Shift (2020) This film is the perfect choice if you're looking for pure entertainment and a thriller that'll make you squirm. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2020
5/5 90% Two Heads Creek (2019) A delightful mix of humour, stomach-churning visual effects, and crazy characters. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2020
4/5 77% The Honeymoon Phase (2020) The central performances in this film are just stunning. Since it focuses mainly on Tom and Eve, it was essential that our interest is kept at all times. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2020
8/10 85% Ghost Stories (2018) Nyman and Dyson have put so much effort into crafting an intense, thrilling, mysterious story and it's seriously paid off. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
5/5 93% Incredibles 2 (2018) I'm so glad we were given a well structured, thought provoking and thoroughly entertaining sequel that didn't exist just to cash in on a franchise name. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
5/5 92% Searching (2018) Searching is unlike any modern thriller I've seen, and actually knows how to do social media and the online world right, without being gimmicky. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
2/5 61% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Gilroy's attempt to show the horrors of the art world falls flat, and certainly doesn't live up to the expectations based on the success of Nightcrawler. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
4/5 90% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) Maggie Gyllenhaal is at the top of her game in The Kindergarten Teacher, delivering a performance that leaves audiences feeling conflicted. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
5/5 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Brittany Runs a Marathon is a contender for one of this year's biggest surprises. On the surface, its easy to write this off as "just another average comedy", but it's infinitely better than that. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
3/5 57% The Hunt (2020) Whilst I admire its attempts to criticise, it didn't really add anything noteworthy to the conversation. But perhaps it wasn't trying to. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
3/5 20% The Jack in the Box (2020) Lawrence Fowler's fun, freaky take on the 'creepy doll' narrative is definitely worth a watch, but it doesn't do anything extraordinary. It's a nice popcorn film to enjoy on a cold, winter's afternoon, and there's nothing wrong with that. - The Horrorcist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
4/5 94% Marriage Story (2019) If you want a very honest look at what it's like to go through a divorce, then Marriage Story is just that. This isn't the kind of film that sugarcoats anything and instead takes its audience on an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
4/5 93% Lynn + Lucy (2019) Lynn + Lucy is a tragic, sometimes amusing, look at working class families and close knit communities, as well as the devastating effects of a personal tragedy. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
5/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Whilst you might feel some apprehension about the concept of a 10-year-old boy who has Hitler as an imaginary friend, Taika Waititi has turned it into something brilliant and poignant. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
4/5 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) If this is the future of rom-com, consider me converted. I was so impressed by the overall film and would recommend it to anyone. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
2/5 33% King of Thieves (2019) King of Thieves feels a lot like a straight-to-DVD crime film that you might watch on a lazy Sunday afternoon when you're a bit tired or hungover. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
2.5/5 39% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) The Girl In The Spider's Web is nothing like the complex thriller I was expecting it to be, cramming far too much into its runtime and leaving me feeling dissatisfied. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
5/5 92% Stan & Ollie (2019) I was captivated throughout, genuinely finding myself laughing out loud at these comedy routines that have aged like a fine wine. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
1/5 65% Vice (2018) If you want to learn how to completely and utterly fail at satire, look no further than Adam McKay's Vice. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
3/5 90% Shazam! (2019) Shazam! is not a brilliant film, but it's also way better than I was expecting. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
4/5 60% Greta (2019) Whilst it isn't the strongest thriller I've seen, it is entertaining throughout and doesn't need to rely on excessive violence in order to make its point. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
5/5 96% A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2020) Farmageddon is the family film of the year, due to its incredible ability to connect with and amuse audiences of all ages. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
3.5/5 77% Richard Jewell (2019) Richard Jewell is a slow burner, and a compelling watch for those who like intense crime dramas that show what actually goes on behind the scenes. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
4/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is pure movie magic. There's one scene in particular that is best experienced on the big screen, as it requires you to just sit in silence for a moment. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
3.5/5 81% Overlord (2018) Overall, Overlord is a smart film that blends war and horror together effortlessly, resulting in a truly terrifying experience. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
4/5 95% Little Women (2019) As someone who isn't really a massive period drama fan, I was surprised at how much I adored this and it's inspired me to seek out the novel and give it a read. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
5/5 89% 1917 (2020) Although the word is thrown around a lot, I would certainly consider 1917 to be a masterpiece in every sense of the word. - Lucy Goes to Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020