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

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

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

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

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

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

The Hustle: Slapstick Comedy revels in silliness and bad accents

Déjà vu abounds in this remake of the 1981 comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, this time starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson as a pair of con artists who battle for territory in the south of France.

May 13, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

High Life: Mood over matter, Claire Denis’ sci-fi English speaking debut

In the opening shot of High Life, director Claire Denis juxtaposes a lush, green garden with the metallic interior glow of a spacecraft bound for a black hole – neatly foreshadowing the events that will unfold over the next two hours.

May 9, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Detective Pikachu: Pokemon fan fodder, but if you don’t know your Dragonite from your Charizard, you may feel left out

Pokémon has transcended generations in popular culture, spanning card games, video games, TV shows, animated films and now a live-action film; just like all the iterations before it, Detective Pikachu capitalises on the cuteness of its mascot and the escapist nature of the world.

May 7, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Long Shot: Charlize Theron excels in a mediocre rom-com

Jonathan Levine originally came out with some indie gems in the early part of the decade such as The Wackness and 50/50 but as his career trajectory became more prolific it ventured into the soporific, with cringeworthy outputs such as The Night Before, Snatched and now romantic comedy Long Shot.

May 6, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Life of Brian: Monty Python’s 40th Anniversary re-release

The 40thanniversary re-release of Monty Python’s Life of Brian over the bank holiday weekend invites in the public one more time to enjoy this quintessentially British classic.

May 3, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Mid 90s: Thoughtful, Sharp, Achingly Cool

For those of you who grew up in the nineties it’s quite possible you recall such wonderful gems as the MaccyD merchandise from the original Jurassic Park film.

April 12, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

A Deal With the Universe: A journey into Trans. parenthood

A Deal With the Universe is a documentary made by a transgender filmmaker, focused on a transgender man’s story.

April 9, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview