The Dead Don’t Die: Zomie Comedy doesnt quite live up to its potential

The last time director Jim Jarmusch and Adam Driver teamed up, the world was blessed with the delightfully poetic and low-key Paterson, which explored themes of life and love through the perspective of a bus driver and his girlfriend.

July 9, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview


The Current War: A powerhouse of energetic character and electrifying performances

Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon finally gets his film released from its initial delay in the wake of the Weinstein scandal.

July 9, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Armstrong: A touching vignette of a life well-lived

Celebrating the 50thanniversary of the first lunar landing, is the documentary celebrating the man who took those initial steps, Neil Armstrong.

July 8, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Spider-Man: Far From Heaven – A Marvel film by numbers

A disclaimer that this review is coming to you from not the most ardent of the genre’s fan.

July 8, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Teen Spirit: Fanning excels in formulaic rags to riches pop story

Director Max Minghella’s first film is filled with impressive visuals, choreography and camera work; but these are secondary to the on-screen talent who work hard at fleshing out the formulaic plot of this film.

June 30, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Bait: Noir fishing melodrama exposes the widening cracks in British society

Bait’s hero is a cove fisherman called Martin (Edward Rowe), but everyone from the town calls him Mar – an abbreviation which is unassumingly intimate, like his workaday relationship to the sea.

June 29, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview


On The Basis Of Sex: DVD Review

Legal dramas have the difficult task of cutting down the law into lay-man’s terms, while trying to sound as authoritative as the verbose cases it seeks to emulate.

June 24, 2019 | DVDFilm + Entertainment


Kind Hearts and Coronets: DVD Review

The Ealing Comedies (1947-1956) are uniquely British in their dark approach to humour, eccentricity and style.

June 21, 2019 | DVDFilm + Entertainment


Child’s Play: AI gone haywire replaces psycho/voodoo as terror source in clunky killer doll remake

The latest cine-carnation to adopt the theme is (surprisingly) Child’s Play (2019): a remake of director Tom Holland and writer Don Mancini’s cult horror from 1988, fronted by the infamous psycho killer doll, Chucky (voiced by Brad Dourif).

June 20, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview


We The Animals: A Beautiful queer coming-of-age story in the heartlands of poverty

Based on the titular novel by Justin Torres, We The Animals is a story glazed by layers and layers of visual exuberance and social commentary.

June 19, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Cold Pursuit: DVD Review

Debutant director Hans Petter Moland directs a Hollywood remake of his Norwegian thriller Kraftidioten (2014).

June 19, 2019 | DVDFilm + Entertainment


Yesterday: Boyle and Curtis’ Beatles multiverse ditty curdles on the silver screen but has a huge heart

With such a high and intriguing central concept from Danny Boyle (director) and writer Richard Curtis, Yesterday looks set to soar at the box office.

June 16, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Gloria Bell: An Interview with Sebastián Lelio

It’s pretty risky business to do a remake, even more so if it’s your own film.

June 11, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentInterview


Thunder Road: An Interview with Jim Cummings

Thunder Road is a brilliant movie, excellent in fact, but one that’s just too difficult to watch.

June 5, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentInterview


Sundance Film Festival 2019: London – Our picks

The London version of Sundance Film Festival was once again upon us for its 7th edition, featuring four days of films from the 30th May to the 2nd of June.

June 3, 2019 | FestivalsFilm + Entertainment


XY Chelsea: Scattered and confused documentary about America’s most famous whistleblower

XY Chelsea documentary chooses to portray public figure Chelsea Manning as multitude of things: a soldier, a whistle blower, a prisoner, a trans woman, an activist, a democratic senate candidate, a social media celebrity.

May 30, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Jeffrey Kringer – ‘Cruel’ & Captivating

How does one successfully fill the shoes of a ’90s cinematic sex symbol? The answer: Don’t.

May 29, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentTheatre


Rocketman: Elton John’s musical biopic, suspend disbelief and enjoy the ride

Director Dexter Fletcher dishes out the narrative in Rocketman possibly in the way that the real Elton John reflects upon his past, arbitrarily recalling life moments through a hazy lens caused by years of inebriation.

May 22, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Beautiful Boy: DVD review

Rather than a hellish vision of drug-addled adolescence, Beautiful Boy is a true-story that sensitively conveys the raw ache of parental love in the face of addiction.

May 20, 2019 | DVDFilm + Entertainment


John Wick 3: Ultra-cool, Ultra-violent

Keanu Reeves returns in another career-defining performance as the slick assassin in John Wick 3.

May 20, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Madeline’s Madeline: An interview with Josephine Decker

Madeline’s Madeline has been on my radar since seeing it at the Berlin Film Festival in 2018, a beautiful genre bending movie, which amalgamates storytelling, theatre performance, dance and art to produce an in-depth study of young girl Madeline (played exquisitely by newcomer Helena Howard) who struggles with mental illness.

May 18, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentInterview