Girl: An Interview with Lukas Dhont

With the release of his rather exceptional debut Girl, Belgian director Lukas Dhont tells the story of a transgender 15-year old, Lara who dreams of becoming a ballerina.

March 18, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentInterview

Benjamin: Brave, hilarious, fresh… Amstell excels with his theatrical debut

We have seen a fair few British comedians direct feature films recently (Matt Holness, Stephen Merchant, Joe Cornish).

March 15, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Benjamin: An Interview with Simon Amstell

In the follow up to his BBC mockumentary Carnage, an enlightening prediction of a future in which everyone is vegan, Simon Amstell follows it up with his first theatrical release, Benjamin.

March 15, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentInterview

Border: Exceptional and twisted, Swedish folk horror hits the spot

I am trying to refrain myself from using the word ‘dystopian’ to describe Ali Abbasi’s leftfield indie Border, but no other word is more befitting to explain a world carbon copy to ours with the slightest difference being the existence of humanoid looking trolls.

March 13, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Captain Marvel: Feels more like a pit-stop to main event, Avengers – End Game

Since production began on Marvel’s first female-led superhero film, there have been agonising comments over whether the film would succeed or fail.

March 11, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

World On A Wire: A Visual ode to the sci-fi genre

A World on A Wire is a cinematic treasure, a sci-fi muse pivotal to the concept of virtual reality which has pre-occupying the genre the last three decades.

March 6, 2019 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

Ray and Liz: Making light of dark pasts while mining them for art

For his feature film debut, Turner prize nominated artist and photographer Richard Billingham shapes a striking, disquieting dive into his childhood memoirs, based on a previously published set of photographs, Ray’s a Laugh (1996).

March 4, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Serenity: Sun-filled thriller misses the mark

Steven Knight (Locke, Peaky Blinders) takes several risks as writer and director of this film, stretching his talents into this sun-filled thriller that misses the mark that others have achieved so well.

March 3, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

The Hole In The Ground: Interview with director Lee Cronin and actress Seána Kerslake

Folklore tales have been pre-occupying the horror genre since celluloid’s humble beginnings, dating all the way back to the 1922 with German horror movie Nosferatu based on Carpathian vampire peasant tales.

March 2, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentInterview

RBG: Insightful documentary detailing the life of liberal supreme court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg

RBG stands for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the 2nd female US Supreme Court of Justice.

February 26, 2019 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

Piercing: Tantalising, violent, beautifully-presented thriller leaves you hungry for more

Piercing reveals itself less the comedy of terrors suggested by the film’s trailer and more a surreal meditation on human desire.

February 25, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Oscars 2019: Our thoughts

The 91st Academy Awards 2019 seem to have come and gone, calling a wrap to yet another Hollywood self-congratulating award season and a relief from the gruelling promotional schedule for all the parties involved.

February 25, 2019 | AwardsFilm + Entertainment

Candid Visits: Maradiva Resort, Mauritius

There are many world-class resorts that claim to deliver the ultimate in luxury and relaxation, particularly in the Indian Ocean, but how do you sort out the pretenders from the champions? A study of the iconic Maradiva Villa Resorts in Mauritius might give us a clue on what to expect from a truly exceptional hotel.

February 25, 2019 | Hotels & SpasLifestyleReview

Two for Joy: Family drama proves heavy going but poignant

Aisha’s husband passed away some time ago and having not dealt with her grief, we find her in an un-healthy daily pattern of being curled up in a duvet ball, in bed and in deep depression, unable to face normality.

February 21, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Berlinale 2019 #4: Our final picks of this year’s Berlin film festival

From Cornish fishing indie Bait to LGBT+ themed Chinese movie Dog Barking At The Moon to French actress/ feminist Delphine Seyrig tribute documentary Delphine & Carole, here is our final picks of films we’ve seen at this year’s Berlinale 2019.

February 21, 2019 | FestivalsFilm + Entertainment

Old Boys: Breezy, 80s set, boarding school saunter that sees geeks and sports brutes confuse lust with true love

Film-makers Hal Ashby and Bill Forsythe are whipped with the élans of Wes and Lindsay Anderson for this Brit indie debut from director Toby MacDonald.

February 19, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Jellyfish: Indie seaside drama hits the spot

Newbie director/ writer James Garner zooms in the struggle of young teenager Sarah Taylor (Liv Hill) having to take on burdens far beyond her age.

February 18, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Berlinale 2019 #3: More of our picks from this year’s Berlin Film Festival

From new Amazon TV Series Hanna to British indie The Souvenir to Spanish lesbian Netflix drama Elisa & Marcela, here are some more picks of films we’ve seen at the Berlinale the past week.

February 17, 2019 | FestivalsFilm + Entertainment

Jordan Waller – More Than Enough

With a visibly important and timely role under his belt with the hit UK series Victoria, actor Jordan Waller is ready to trade in his well-fitted tail coat for some laughs with purpose, as he kicks off his one-man comedy show.

February 13, 2019 | Film + Entertainment

Berlinale 2019 #2: More picks of films we’ve seen this week

Diane Kruger’s spy movie to the female emancipation of a Macedonian paesant girl, here are some more reviews of films we’ve seen over the past week at the Berlinale.

February 13, 2019 | FestivalsFilm + Entertainment