Downsizing: Shrinking sci-fi satire that doesn’t quite find its feet

Matt Damon stars in his most down-to-earth role as middle class American Paul Safranek, beer belly and all.

January 15, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Brawl in Cell Block 99 (DVD review): Vince Vaughn gives a career best as imprisoned antihero in hard-boiled and blood-soaked thriller

Writer/director S Craig Zahler made an impression with his 2015 debut Bone Tomahawk, a western featuring career-best work from Kurt Russell and Richard Jenkins.

January 13, 2018 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

Black Mirror – Season 4: “Brooker insists on painting a bleak outlook, forecasting the challenging moral dilemmas of the future”

We finally got round to seeing Black Mirror Season 4 (made available to watch on Netflix on the 29th of December); all six self-contained episodes with their morally challenging and often ‘live or die’ conundrums.

January 12, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentTV

Hostiles: A beautiful yet brutally hyperealistic cowboy drama which challenges the Western genre.

Christian Bale plays Blocker, a legendary soldier who is clearly suffering from severe PTSD after years of slaughtering natives in the American Indian Wars.

January 8, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Molly’s Game: Jessica Chastain’s poker moment in Aaron Sorkin’s understated, dialogue-heavy drama

It was only a matter of time before renowned playwright and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, winner of 5 Emmy Awards and an Oscar, was going to finally sit in the director’s chair.

January 6, 2018 | Film + Entertainment

Bingo – The King Of The Mornings: Brazilian TV clown drama hits the spot!

For once we have a clown movie that isn’t concerned with warping childrens’ folklore caricatures into ominous psychokillers, instead Bingo: The King of the Mornings is about a successful TV clown who gets bogged down by the trappings of fame.

December 23, 2017 | Film + Entertainment

Pitch Perfect 3: Get Ready Pitches! The Bellas are back with a sequel just as fun and fresh as ever

Now out of college and losing their way without their accapella group (it seems there’s not many real world job prospects for making music with your mouth), the Bellas are reunited when they get the chance to take part in a USO tour.

December 22, 2017 | Film + Entertainment

The Prince of Nothingwood: Afghanistan’s larger-than-life film king!

In a country plagued by on-going conflict, from the Soviets all the way to the Taliban, as well as being an ultra-conservative Islamic state, the existence of an outlandish figure such as producer, director, actor and distributor; Afghan Z-movie mogul Salim Shaheen is something of a phenomenon.

December 21, 2017 | Film + Entertainment

Stronger: Jake Gyllenhall stars in heartfelt drama about the Boston Marathon bombings

Last year’s Patriots Day, starring Mark Wahlberg, was as an action thriller reconstructing the tragic events of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, focusing on the authorities’ efforts to apprehend the perpetrators.

December 18, 2017 | Film + Entertainment

Candid sits down with British actor, Sean Teale

Skins is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and we sit down Sean Teale, who played Nick Levan on the E4 series alongside the likes of Nicholas Hoult, Dev Patel, Joe Dempsie, Jack O’Connell and Daniel Kaluuya.

December 17, 2017 | Film + Entertainment

‘Phantom Thread’: Daniel Day-Lewis’ delivers his final curtain call in Paul Thomas Anderson’s stylish and surprisingly funny psychological drama

Is there a more original director working in Hollywood today than Paul Thomas Anderson? From Scorsese-esque drama through romantic comedy, to a great American epic and a drug-fuelled mystery adapted from Thomas Pynchon, he always seem to go where we least expect.

December 14, 2017 | Film + Entertainment

Human Flow: Ai Weiwei’s poignant investigation into the refugee crisis

Rough estimates suggest that there are currently over 65 million individuals who are forcibly displaced throughout the world.

December 13, 2017 | Film + Entertainment

Menashe: A subtle, endearing father-son story set in New York’s Hasidic Jewish community. We spoke to Menashe last week to tell us all about the film

Menashe is centred around a widowed father who resides in New York’s Borough Park within a heavily Hasidic Jewish community.

December 11, 2017 | Film + Entertainment

Fletcher Cowan: Socially Correct

Whether you have seen or heard him lead cheeky discussions across television and radio, or perhaps have enjoyed his guilty pleasure projects as he works relentlessly behind-the-scenes, Fletcher Cowan knows how to create the right projects.

December 8, 2017 | Film + Entertainment

Rafael De La Fuente – Breaking Down Walls

  If you’re noticing a rise in temperature from your television screen, there’s a fairly good chance actor Rafael De La Fuente is to blame.

December 6, 2017 | Film + Entertainment

Good Time: The Safdie brothers’ gritty inner-city drama proves a career highlight for Robert Pattinson

Good Time exemplifies the phrase ‘watching a train wreck’ with its nerve wracking 101 minutes of observing scruffy, petty criminal Connie Nikas (Robert Pattinson) spiral into the dark depths of law-breaking; from robbing a bank to becoming a fully-fledged fugitive.

December 5, 2017 | Film + Entertainment

Wonder: Heart-warming family drama offers a much-needed bump of optimism

An overall faithful adaptation of RJ Palacio’s poignant novel, Wonder is a lovely and heart-warming family film whose powerful message to embrace kindness and tolerance couldn’t be more fitting nowadays.

December 4, 2017 | Film + Entertainment

We interviewed BAFTA winner Adeel Ahktar to talk to us about babies, identity, colourblind casting and The Big Sick

Revered Judd Apatow coma comedy drama The Big Sick, released last June is now seeing its DVD release this month.

November 29, 2017 | Film + Entertainment