‘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

Game Review: The Last of Us Part II

Released: June 2020 Rating: M (Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Content, Strong Language, Use of Drugs) It’s been seven long years since Naughty Dog gave the world the gift of The Last of Us. The survival horror game set with a zombie apocalypse backdrop defined the previous era of gaming with the greatest […]Read More

Film: Damaging Delays and Video On Demand – The Uncertain

Film Editor Elliott Jones explores some of the ramifications the global Coronavirus pandemic is having for the year’s cinema release slate No Time to Die, Fast and Furious 9, Black Widow and Wonder Woman 1984. These films are a select few that have suffered lengthy delays at the hand of COVID-19. However, whilst these films […]Read More

New ‘Tenet’ trailer sees Christopher Nolan invert time

Boy does Christopher Nolan love the concept of time. From muddling it up in Memento, traversing it in Interstellar, racing against it in Dunkirk and even having the most famous piece of music from his films being rather aptly-named “Time” (from Inception), the visionary director can’t get enough. Unsurprisingly, he’s at it again with his […]Read More