Destroyer: Kidman excels in gritty cop thriller

Destroyer is a character driven story, told in non-chronological order, set around Nicole Kidman’s bad-cop Erin Dell.

January 19, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Stan & Ollie: Charmingly funny biopic of Hollywood’s most famous comedy duo

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.

January 11, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Happy New Year Colin Burstead: Domestic dramedy is amusing but we’ve seen it all before

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.

December 26, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Papillon: Violet Prison Drama gets impressive reboot

A true tale based on the devastating and sinister 1969 memoirs of Henri Charrière.

December 22, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


The Favourite: Yorgos Lanthimos subverts with punk period drama destined for awards glory

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.

December 20, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Aquaman: A Summer Blockbuster in mid December

Aquaman is over two hours of adventure spread across the oceans and land between them.

December 17, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


The House That Jack Built: Lars Von Trier’s ambitiously sadistic serial killer portrait

Building a structure, regardless of its use as a home, office space or social one is a difficult task.

December 16, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


First Look: Capernaum

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.

December 8, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentFirst LookReview


TIDES: Mockumentary narrow boat drama

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.

December 6, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Shoplifters: Hiokazu Koreeda gives us this year’s most charmingly bittersweet story

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.

November 30, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Wreck-it Ralph 2: Kids focused sequel sees Ralph and Vanellope take on the internet

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.

November 29, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Suspiria: Luca Guadagnino’s sorcerous visual extravaganza

Susie Bannion (played brilliantly by Dakota Johnson) is drawn to mid 70s Berlin to audition for a world-renowned dance company.

November 28, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Disobedience: Lesbian love blossoms in a monotone Orthodox Jewish Community

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.

November 26, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Assassination Nation: Full-blown Hysteria in small-town America

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.

November 21, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


I Think We’re Alone Now: Low fi post apocalyptic drama hits the spot

A dishevelled American flag lightly sways in the breeze over a post-apocalyptic village scene, situated along the Hudson River.

November 19, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Franchise’s sophomore is pure fan indulgence

Set six months after the previous Fantastic Beasts film, the audience is quickly thrust into the action with the introduction of Grindelwald.

November 16, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back): Noir comedy is neither dark or funny

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.

November 15, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Halloween : A tame reboot of horror’s most successful franchise

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.

October 23, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


A Star Is Born: Lady Gaga’s channels Barbara Streisand in her finest moment

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.

September 27, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


Matangi/ Maya/ M.I.A. : Dogwoof documentary detaling the life of singer/ artist/ activist M.I.A.

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.

September 25, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview


A Simple Favour: Gone girl goes funny in macabre, entertaining thriller

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.

September 21, 2018 | Film + EntertainmentReview