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


Berlinale 2019 #1: Our first picks of this year’s Berlin Film Festival

You will find us in Berlin this week for the annual Berlin Film Festival, Berlinale.

February 11, 2019 | FestivalsFilm + Entertainment


Lego Movie 2: Funny, Creative, but no longer original, maybe it’s time to retire the bricks for a while

Despite having the tagline ‘The second one’ this is actually the fourth Lego movie in the franchise, though it follows on directly from the first film.

February 8, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Boy Erased: Faith And Love Collide In Gay conversion Drama

Last week a prominent conversion therapy campaigner David Matheson, came out as gay after spending decades coaching countless people back into the closet.

February 7, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Alita: Battle Angle – Action packed adventures in Anime

Based on the manga and anime of the same name, this passion-project for producer James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez delivers a film which honours the style of Japanese anime, right down to the over-sized eyes of Alita.

February 6, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview


A Private War: Rosamund Pike excels in a shallow biopic

The distinction within journalism is sharply illustrated here in the biographical story of Marie Colvin, a war correspondent for The Times.

February 4, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview


If Beale Street Could Talk: A beautifully tale of young love torn apart by hate

If Beale Street Could Talk is director Barry Jenkins’ third film, taking on the titular novel by James Baldwin.

February 4, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Love Sonia: Sex traffic drama is insightful but ultimately flawed

Tabrez Noorani boasts an impressive IMDB page with producing credits for the likes of Slum Dog Millionaire, Life Of Pi, Lion and the first season of Netflix show Sense 8.

January 27, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Vice: An Interview with Eddie Marsan

With its imminent release on Friday and with yesterday’s announcement of 7 Oscar nominations, the hype around Dick Cheney bio-pic Vice is picking up heavy momentum.

January 24, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentInterview