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Huge film and TV guy, love a bit of music too, student of Media, Film & TV at NTU.

The Indiependent’s Top Films of the Decade: Elliott Jones

Mad Max: Fury Road When George Miller’s cult franchise Mad Max was given the green light for a reboot starring Tom Hardy as the titular Max, there were plenty of sceptics in the world of film that were worried about how it might turn out. Fortunately, with Mad Max: Fury Road, the world was gifted with arguably […]Read More

My Life in Games: Elliott Jones

I’ve always been a gamer, ever since I picked up the controller on my Dad’s PS1. I played the classics, FIFA 99, Croc, Ape Escape, Crash Bandicoot, etc… It wasn’t until I got my PS2 that I developed my real passion and love for gaming. I’ve always been more of a Playstation guy, although I did have a […]Read More

My Life In Films: Elliott Jones

I’ve always been a film guy, ever since I was old enough to understand them. I tend to watch films most days, they can differ from great to good to bad and to exceedingly dire, but it doesn’t matter because either way I’m interested. It took me a while to think this list through but the upcoming 5 […]Read More

‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’- A Comically Dark Look at 2020: Review

Since the astronomically successful, Oscar-nominated film in 2006, Borat has become a household name. Sacha Baron Cohen’s Kazakhstani-reporter character Borat Sagdiyev and his infamous mankini have morphed into something of a cultural icon. To much surprise, it was announced in September that the comic had revisited the character to make a sequel. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, […]Read More

‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’- A Missed Opportunity: Review

After making solid directorial debut with 2017’s Molly’s Game, Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) returns with one of Netflix’s biggest Oscar hopefuls. The Trial of the Chicago 7, is a star-studded historical drama based on one of the most famous court cases in US history. Invoking some of 2020’s biggest issues, it certainly […]Read More

‘Nomadland’ – A Raw Rumination on Existence: LFF Review

After receiving mass critical acclaim for her second feature The Rider, writer/director Chloé Zhao looked destined for greatness. As well as helming Marvel’s highly-anticipated Eternals, her latest release, Nomadland, takes her to to the stratosphere. Adapting Jessica Bruder’s bestselling book, Nomadland is at its core, a wholly human story. It follows Fern (Frances McDormand), a […]Read More

‘Another Round’- A Hazy Tale of Debauchery: LFF Review

After collaborating on 2012’s sublime The Hunt, reuniting fan favourite Mads Mikkelsen and director Thomas Vinterberg is always an exciting prospect. Their latest collaboration is Another Round (Druk), a darkly comedic drama that attempts to plumb the depths of drunkenness and analyse its effects on the human psyche. The key plot of Another Round focuses […]Read More

‘Kajillionaire’- Brilliant, Bizarre, Beautiful: LFF Review

Not being overly familiar with Miranda July’s work, her latest film Kajillionaire seemed an enticing place to start. Starring Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld), Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water), Gina Rodrgiuez (Jane the Virgin) and Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment), the film is a profound tale of parenting, petty crime and pretending. Where to really […]Read More

‘Mangrove’- A Powerful Portrait of Reality: LFF Review

Oscar-winning writer/director Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave) is indisputably one of the great British filmmakers. For years he has consistently produced sublime films that exhibit the very best of the human spirit in the face of terrible plights. With Mangrove, the first film in an anthology entitled Small Axe, McQueen revisits a vital moment […]Read More

Riz Ahmed Electrifies In ‘Mogul Mowgli’: LFF Review

Ever since he rose to prominence in Four Lions, Riz Ahmed’s acting career has gone from strength to strength. From an excellent supporting role in Nightcrawler to a historic Emmy win for The Night Of, his stock keeps rising. In Mogul Mowgli, Ahmed leads with a performance that is his most personal and affecting yet. […]Read More

Deluded Chaos in ‘The Devil All The Time’: Review

On the face of it, Netflix’s latest original, The Devil All The Time, was an enticing prospect and rightly so. From director Antonio Campos (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and featuring the talents of Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Bill Skarsgård, Sebastian Stan and many more, there were certainly high expectations for this film. Adapted from a […]Read More