Mission Impossible – Fallout: Tom Cruise is back for 6th installment

The sixth instalment of Mission Impossible goes back to its earlier films, entertaining old fans while simultaneously introducing itself to the new.

July 20, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Prayer Before Dawn: Muay Thai boxing prison thriller

Premiering last year at the Cannes Film Festival, Prayer Before Dawn is a Thai film based on the memoir by Billy Moore about his time as a recovering addict in a Thai prison.

July 16, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

First Reformed: An interview with director Paul Schrader

First Reformed is the newly released spiritual thriller starring Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried, by veteran writer/ director Paul Schrader.

July 15, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentInterview

The First Purge: A purge prequel

The fourth in its series but pre-dating the first instalment, The First Purge, details the conception and creation of the first purge.

July 12, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Pacific Rim: Uprising – DVD review

Pacific Rim: Uprising is the sequel to the original 2013 film, this time led by John Boyega, Scott Eastwood and newcomer Cailee Spaeny in the fight against the monstrous Kaiju.

July 11, 2018 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

Whitney: Documentary portrait of late singer Whitney Houston

Documentary Whitney starts as a blank canvas graduallyfilled in with simple blocks of florescent colour appearing with echoes of the instantly recognisable drum tease of claps and programmed pings of Whitney Houston classic I Want to Dance With Somebody.

July 9, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Swimming with Men: Consistently funny with a loveable cast

Swimming with Men ensemble comedy about an all-male synchronised swimming team is an already inherently absurd concept, adding established comedians and actors boosts the film with a buoyant story.

July 2, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

In The Fade: Diane Kruger excels in German terrorist drama

In the Fade sees Natja Sekerci (Diane Kruger) free-spirited, tattooed mother tragically lose her husband, German-born Kurd, Nuri (Numan Acar) and their young son Rocco (Rafael Santana), cruelly blown to bloody smithereens in a targeted Neo-nazi terrorist attack.

June 26, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Freak Show: An Interview with Alex Lawther

Freak Show is a teen comedy starring young British actor Alex Lawther as oddball Billy Bloom, who turns his school upside down with his larger-than-life persona, non-conformist behaviour and extravagant outfits.

June 22, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentInterview

Timothy Granaderos – Finding Light in the Dark

Now quite the standout character on a television show that has captured an entire generation, actor Timothy Granaderos has our full attention, for better or worse.

June 20, 2018 | Fashion & Entertainment

Studio 54: Dogwoof documentary about legendary 70s New York nightclub

In the wake of 70s fashion regurgitation, legendary night club Studio 54 gets a timely re-visit in this new titular Dogwoof documentary by director Matt Tyrnauer.

June 18, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

McQueen: Revealing documentary about fashion’s greatest rebel

McQueen is another fashion documentary in the recent line of offerings glamourising and fetishising the lives of fashion icons; Westwood, Dior & I or Maplethorpe: Look at The Pictures, to name a few.

June 12, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Sundance Film Festival ’18: London – Our Review

This week, I was lucky enough to swing by the Sundance Film Festival: London, the mini sister festival to the grand showcase in Utah that marks the start of the year and sets up the indie film breakouts.

June 10, 2018 | FestivalsFilm + Entertainment

Ismael’s Ghosts: Strong performances but ultimately flawed, inconsistent and incoherent

Ismael’s Ghosts (Les fantômes d’Ismaël) is the latest offering from French director Arnaud Desplechin, where we follow the titular Ismael Vuillard (Mathieu Amalric), who is in the midst of writing a film based around the life of his estranged diplomat brother Ivan Dedalus (Louis Garrel).

June 8, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – An ambitious if flawed instalment to the dinosaur franchise

I vividly remember the experience of seeing Jurassic Park for the first time upon its theatrical release in 1993.

June 6, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

L’Amant Double: An Interview with director Francois Ozon

L’ Amant Double is absurd, brash, a highly sexual psychoanalytic extravaganza of a film.

June 6, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentInterview

My Friend Dahmer: An interview with director Marc Meyers

Last week we gave a glowing review of the exceptional indie flick My Friend Dahmer, a filmic telling of the senior year of infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, the period just before his killing days commenced.

June 1, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentInterview

Sundance film festival ’18: Our top picks for the festival’s London edition

The Sundance Film Festival ’18: London gets underway this weekend (31st May – 2nd June), with a select group of films picked as the cream of the crop from this year’s screenings at its namesake festival, held in Utah earlier this year.

May 30, 2018 | FestivalsFilm + Entertainment

BOYS ON FILM 18 ‘Heroes’: Peccadillo Pictures 18th anthology edition of LGBTQ+ shorts

Peccadillo Pictures has just released its 18th edition of film shorts anthology Boys on Film.

May 29, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

My Friend Dahmer: A dark, twisted, comic look at Jeffrey Dahmer’s early pre-serial-killer days

Making a biopic based on the life of a notorious serial killer is a unique tightrope act for any filmmaker; creating a film that is sympathetic to the victims’ loved ones’ trauma whilst remaining factually accurate and entertaining whilst not glorifying its subject’s heinous crimes requires care and precision.

May 25, 2018 | Film + Entertainment