Midway through Stan & Ollie, the titular comedy duo lament that nobody is going to the movies anymore, that people would much rather stay home in front of their television sets than go to the cinema.
Ben Wheatley diverts thematically with Happy New Year Colin Burstead, tackling less sombre terrain; a New Year’s Eve gathering opens a Pandora’s box of mayhem.
A true tale based on the devastating and sinister 1969 memoirs of Henri Charrière.
The brilliant buzz of The Favourite has been building for so long, it seems the film should have been and gone from big screens already.
Aquaman is over two hours of adventure spread across the oceans and land between them.
Building a structure, regardless of its use as a home, office space or social one is a difficult task.
Set in the rough streets of Beirut, Nadine Labaki has written and directed a marvellous film dealing with all the grim realities of child poverty and neglect.
A group of four friends get together on a narrow boat holiday, boozily cruising the South East ducts and locks, where over the course their guard comes down to reveal their personal discontent.
Admittedly I was sacrilegiously unaware of Hirokazu Koreeda’s previous work, before Shoplifters came along into my awareness after winning the Palme D’or at Cannes last June.
Technology has always allowed advances in cinema, whether that be through storytelling or graphics, here the two meet as Ralph and Vanellope traverse the internet.
Susie Bannion (played brilliantly by Dakota Johnson) is drawn to mid 70s Berlin to audition for a world-renowned dance company.
Hot on the trails of his Oscar winning film A Fantastic Woman, Chilean director Sebastian Lelio returns with Disobedience, a simmering, dark romance that tackles themes of isolation, sexuality and freedom within the Orthodox Jewish community.
Assassination Nation is unabashedly intense – and this is both its strength and downfall; the factor that could either draw you in or put you off.
A dishevelled American flag lightly sways in the breeze over a post-apocalyptic village scene, situated along the Hudson River.
Set six months after the previous Fantastic Beasts film, the audience is quickly thrust into the action with the introduction of Grindelwald.
Dead in a week (or your money back) is set against the grey streets of South London, where our lead William (Aneurin Barnard) aims to kill himself.
After over-dosing on bucket loads of candy coupled with a fair few pints of beer at the Halloween (2018) inspired press screening of its latest instalment, I was hoping my intoxication would help take the edge off a bit.
A film starring Lady Gaga is bound to generate some hype, as is currently the case with ‘A Star Is Born’ a befitting role as singer-songwriter Ally who meets and falls in love with troubled, alcoholic country star Jackson Maine played by Bradley Cooper, who also directs.
Coming out though documentary purveyors Dogwoof the documentary Matangi/ Maya/ MIA details the life of singer, artist, activist’s Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam colourful if tumultuous journey from refugee to pop stardom.
Following the recent trend set by Gone Girl in 2014, to have a mystery around the plot of a missing woman case, A Simple Favour sets itself apart by leaning into the comedy and dark humour that its’ leads Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively excel at.
Described by its own director as influenced by Ken Russell’s infamous The Devils (1971), Gaspar Noe’s Climax (2018) is exemplarily of what makes the director such a controversially perceived director; sex, drugs, evocative images.