Collage by Chloe Leeson
‘Talk to the internet is a new segment at Screenqueens. We take the same 10 questions and one internet sensation to find out their loves, their hates and their dream casts in the world of film.
Millicent Thomas is a 17 year old film blogger from Manchester, UK. When she’s not studying film in school she’s blogging about it at Millie’s Film Avis, a beautifully laid out review site. Here she discusses the latest releases and her faves in a chilled out, light-hearted manner. She began blogging when her parents gave her a Cineworld Unlimited card and told her they would agree to pay if she wrote a review for every film she managed to see, what an incentive!
With a strong opinion and feminist insights here she divulges her love of The Beach, horrors and rom-coms and Maisie Williams’ latest film ‘The Falling’…
1. What’s your favourite film and why?
Dude this is so hard, can I have two? I’m gonna say two. My favourite two films are Stoker and The Beach. Stoker because of its subtlety and precision in terms of cinematography, and its stellar performances. The Beach because of the locations, the soundtrack and the ideologies of true natural beauty taken for granted by consumerism. It’s the kind of film that gives you loads to think about.
2. What’s the worst film you’ve ever seen and why?
The worst film I’ve ever seen is After Earth. I did a review of it last year and looking back I feel really bad because I was so bitchy but honestly, it just didn’t work at all and I felt like I wasted my time watching it. The characters were really unlikable, and it tried way too hard.
3. If you could make up your own imaginary film genre what would it be called?
I’m going through a horror and rom-com phase right now, so it’d be cool to mix the two, not sure if I can think of any director or actor who could make that work though. Hmm, I’d call it ‘slashedy’, like slasher and comedy. That’s probably just describing Scary Movie though isn’t it?
4. If you were given the opportunity to direct, who would you cast in your dream movie?
Carey Mulligan, Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy and Mia Wasikowska. They’re just the ultimate dream team.
5. Who is your favourite woman character from Film or TV?
Quite a recent one this, Lydia in The Falling, played by Maisie Williams. I don’t know why I’m so drawn to her but she’s just all sorts of crazy complicated. I still think about that film sometimes, I can’t quite figure her out, that’s probably why I like her. All the female characters in that film are so spectacularly complex and I think that reflects teenage girls in real life, they’re changing rapidly and it does a really good job of portraying that, even if it is a little weird and uncomfortable.
6. In your opinion, what is a seriously under-rated cinematic masterpiece?
Hick. I haven’t read a single good review of this and I’ve no idea why. It stars Chloe Moretz (babe), Eddie Redmayne and Blake Lively, it’s ridden with plot holes and awkward script writing but the characters are just so brilliant. I think, for me, it’s the performances that make me think of it as a ‘masterpiece’. The relationship between Eddie and Chloe in the film is really interesting and leaves you feeling a bit conflicted.
7. Rank your top 3 films by your favourite director (if you have one!)
My favourite director is Nicholas-Winding Refn and my top three of his films are;
- Only God Forgives
8. What was the last film you watched?
Last film I watched was Kingsman: The Secret Service. It’s basically the same fun and stylish action as Kick Ass, but it’s Colin Firth.
9. Favourite movie quote?
“Our love is God. Let’s go get a slushie.” – Heathers
10. And finally, what film are you most looking forward to in the near future?
Diary of a Teenage Girl, starring Bel Powley.
By Chloe Leeson
Chloe Leeson is 19 and from the north of England (the proper north). She believes Harmony Korine is the future and is pretty sure she coined the term ‘selfie central’. She doesn’t like Pina Coladas or getting caught in the rain but she does like Ezra Miller & Dane DeHaan a whole lot. Her favourite films are The Beach, Lords of Dogtown and Into the Wild. But DON’T talk to her about Paranormal Activity. She rants @kawaiigoff.