‘Possessor’— A Gory Sci-Fi Delight: Review

Possessor is the second feature film from Canadian director Brandon Cronenberg, which he spent a meticulous seven years developing. In that time, he worked on his own catalogue of practical gore and physical effects in order to bring this project to life. Which he does in gleefully fleshy, visceral detail. Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough) is […]Read More

Amazon release gripping trailer for ‘Sound of Metal’

Sound of Metal is the directorial feature debut by Darius Marder, co-written with his brother Abraham Marder. His past work includes a screenwriting credit for The Place Beyond The Pines, a sometimes overlooked neo-noir masterpiece from 2012 starring Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling. The excitement around this film has been building to a substantial buzz […]Read More

Bradley Cooper in talks to star in new Paul Thomas

Bradley Cooper is currently in talks to star in Paul Thomas Anderson’s next film, an as-yet untitled project set in the San Fernando Valley during the 1970s. Details are scarce so far but it has been rumoured to be a coming-of-age story, with Cooper in an unspecified lead role. He remains in contention as there […]Read More

Film & TV: The Essential Viewing Guide For Disney+

Film Deputy Editor Ed Budds has got you sorted when it comes to what to watch on Disney+ Disney+ is now finally available in the UK. With more than 500 films for you to gorge yourselves on, this vastly impressive collection has an absolute wealth of modern classics and forgotten gems. We’ve rounded up our […]Read More

Top TV of the Decade: True Detective (Season 1)

Welcome to The Indiependent’s Top TV of the Decade! Our Deputy Film Editor, Ed Budds, dives into the first season of the hit crime-drama, True Detective… When we talk about True Detective in this ‘Top TV of the Decade’ discussion, it’s pretty vital to establish early on that we are mostly referring to the show’s […]Read More

John Wick: Video Game Action Hero?

The long-awaited third chapter of the John Wick trilogy: John Wick Parabellum, recently arrived in cinemas worldwide and delivered on its promises to be as brutally exhilarating and visually rich as its predecessors. These films have been immensely and somewhat unexpectedly popular, signalling an excellent return to form for its lead star Keanu Reeves, with […]Read More

Film Review: Triple Frontier

The immediately eye catching cast of this latest Netflix original Triple Frontier, twinned with the choice of more than capable director J.C. Chandor (A Most Violent Year, Margin Call) elevates it above many recent Netflix pictures that have been churned out in recent years, from the posters alone. Even more impressively, Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, […]Read More


Back in April Sydney’s DMA’S returned with sublime new record ‘For Now’, the follow-up to 2016’s hugely successful debut album ‘Hills End’. Charting at an impressive#13 in the official UK album chart and #2 in the independent album chart, thishas built on the fantastic reputation the band has carved out for themselveseven at such an […]Read More

Track Review: Sour// Gum Soul

Bath-based four-piece Gum Soul have recently unveiled an infectious and stomping new track ‘Sour’, the anthemic debut single from the band. This is the type of accomplished songwriting to be expected from a band, years into their career, making the track even more impressive as their first release. Thunderous drums, urgent vocal melody and an […]Read More

Film Review: Mission Impossible Fallout

Coming three years after Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, the sixth instalment, entitled Fallout, arrives with a first time returning director for the franchise in Christopher McQuarrie. This proves to be a shrewd decision that certainly pays off in this latest dose of pure action magnificence. Bossing the blockbuster genre What follows is two and a half […]Read More

Live Review: Shame // Oxford Bullingdon – Oxford

Irresistible five-piece ‘Shame’ might just be the hardest working, hardest touring and ferocious live band around right now. They’ve emerged as part of the ever growing and hugely exciting current scene in South London, along with bands such as Goat Girl and INHEAVEN. Coming immediately off the back of a gruelling North American tour, this […]Read More

Live Review: Jorja Smith // Oxford o2 Academy

It’s fairly safe to say not many artists have a musical CV quite as impressive as one of the UK’s brightest new stars Jorja Smith, before even releasing a debut album. Last year the Walsall born songstress cameoed on Drake’s most recent project ‘More Life’ and then toured North America extensively with Bruno Mars. She […]Read More

Film Review: Darkest Hour

Coming a mere 6 months after the last Churchill film starring Brian Cox that was released last summer, which dealt with the precarious moments before the Normandy landings, is Darkest Hour which tackles Winston Churchill’s difficult first month as Prime minister in May 1940. This is a fragile bleak time for the Allies, with western Europe […]Read More

Film Review: Logan Lucky

Marking one of cinemas most anticipated returns of 2017 is Steven Soderbergh’s inevitable comeback movie Logan Lucky. Following his self-imposed exile from Hollywood in 2013 he’s not exactly been quiet, however his return to feature film was what fans were most excited for, and it’s certainly worth the wait, a classic Soderbergh heist with a […]Read More

Film Review: The Wall

In a tired genre that has made it increasingly hard to create a movie that is refreshingly different to the war film clichés, by providing innovating yet still gripping new takes on the subject, The Wall is a welcome addition. Playing out like the lovechild of 127 Hours and American Sniper, it is part survival […]Read More