‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge’ – Another Sea-quel

It’s been six years since the last Pirates film was released and rather than continue with another standalone instalment, this time the franchise harkens back to the original by building on the old cast as well as including some new blood.

May 23, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview

‘Colossal’ review: fantasy and stark reality

Colossal is the latest foray into the writing/directing role for brilliant Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes) and jumps straight into a world of magic realism.

May 18, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview

‘The Levelling’ review: tragedy, loss and deep unresolved family issues

The Levelling is a telling of intense familial drama, written and director by newbie, Hope Dickinson Leach.

May 18, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Jawbone review: squares up against personal demons

Jawbone on first appearances is a rather macho affair with all its boxing, illegal fight clubs and Ray Winstones’s cockney boldness but in fact there are more universal themes at the core of this film, touching on topics such as alcoholism, poverty, homelessness, loneliness and loss.

May 12, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Tomcat review: handheld camerawork with a thriller edge

An indescribable act of madness flummoxes the otherwise passionate and loving relationship between Viennese couple Stefan and Andreas.

May 12, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Alien Covenant review: grandiose and gruesome

If you’re still gestating Ridley Scott’s Prometheus unsure of whether it was exactly a welcome addition to the Alien family, Covenant may complicate things further.

May 12, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview

INTERVIEW | François Ozon – “I’m not a director who tries to give messages, I try to ask questions”

Frantz is an atypical film in François Ozon’s canon, even he admits, jokingly calling it his most ‘chaste’ movie to-date “with just a small kiss between the two characters.

May 10, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentInterview

Interview: Actor and comedian Simon Farnaby talks creating Mindhorn

When actor Richard Thorncroft receives a phone call from the Isle of Mann police, it’s one gig that the down-on-his-luck thespian can’t turn down.

May 5, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentInterview

Mindhorn review: delivers hilarious and slightly surreal laughs

Julian Barratt is Mindhorn, the Isle of Man’s finest TV detective, sporting a robotic eye which can literally see the truth.

May 2, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Lady Macbeth review: Florence Pugh stars in a subversive make-over

Russian novella ‘Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District’ by Nikolai Leskov, receives a subversive make-over, through the eyes of director William Oldroyd.

April 28, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review: big explosions, big space battles, big jokes

Bounding out of Marvel Studios backlot with a frenzied bubblegum plotline, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.

April 28, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview

The Promise review: an epic across the Turkish and Armenian landscape

The Promise is an epic across the Turkish and Armenian landscape, seeking to bring to light all the atrocities that happened in the Armenian Genocide at the fall of the Ottoman empire.

April 27, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Clash review: pulls the audience into the conflict and leaves them there

Fans of Egyptian director Mohamed Diab will be aware of his previous work Cairo 678 and his contemporary take on Egyptian culture and society.

April 23, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki review: a focus on simplicity and its joyous place in the world

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki is the latest feature length offering from acclaimed Finnish writer/director Juho Kuosmanen.

April 23, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview

The Sense of an Ending review: stunning performances from veteran actors

The Sense of an Ending hits the ground running with its leading cast.

April 23, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Fast and Furious 8 review: spectacular spectacles and silly fun

The Fast and Furious franchise has continued to entertain way beyond its shelf-life, stretching out into the niche of spectacular spectacles and silly fun.

April 12, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview

I Am Not Your Negro: Interview with Director Raoul Peck

I Am Not Your Negro is an intimate telling of the American Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of one of its greatest figureheads; renowned activist and author James Baldwin.

April 11, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview

City of Tiny Lights review: Riz Ahmed shines bright

In the world’s current political climate, Independent film – specifically ones that give representation to marginalised communities and themes – is more necessary than ever.

April 8, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview

All These Sleepless Nights review: a beautiful though broadly irksome chronicle of self-absorbed youth

Polish director-cinematographer Michal Marczak ascends to Malickean heights of oneiricism in this beautiful though broadly irksome chronicle of self-absorbed youth.

March 30, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Ghost in the Shell review: moments of humanity in a chaotic mechanical world

Nearly 30 years after the original manga series, and over 20 years after the animated film, it’s striking how potent the world of Ghost in the Shell remains.

March 29, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Neruda review: far from a poetic revelation

Touted as a biographical drama, Pablo Larraín’s Neruda avoids being a cradle to grave account.

March 27, 2017 | Film + EntertainmentReview