Perfect Trilogies for Procrastination during Isolation

All we see at the minute is doom and gloom in the news. Warranted fear and anxiety surrounding COVID-19 is reaching crisis point and it seems most of our days are going to be spent indoors. We previously brought you a list of some films to avoid whilst in isolation, but I thought it might […]Read More

Short Film Review: Art as Catharsis

Aside from Oscar-winners and Hollywood blockbusters, we at The Indiependent are all about supporting promising, hard-working and talented creatives that are aiming to carve their own career path in film. In this instance, we have Amber Bardell, a London/Surrey-based artist and filmmaker, who has created a 30-minute documentary entitled Art as Catharsis. As the title […]Read More

Film Review: Uncut Gems

On the rare occasion that Adam Sandler takes on a dramatic role, the opportunity to watch him really flex his well-documented acting muscles (see Punch-Drunk Love), is always a tantalising prospect. Combined with direction from the brilliant Safdie Brothers (Good Time), Uncut Gems, a wild thriller set within New York’s famed Diamond District easily possesses all […]Read More

Film Review: The Gentlemen

After bursting onto the scene with cult classics such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000), writer/director Guy Ritchie has tended to stray away from British gangster films besides 2008’s RocknRolla, so his foray back into the genre is a welcome return after a few hit and miss films over the last decade. With The Gentlemen, Ritchie modernises […]Read More

Film Review: Just Mercy

In and amongst all the awards season chaos, it’s worth remembering that behind all the most-hyped films of the year are important films that simply go under the radar by not quite making the headlines. Director Destin Daniel Cretton’s Just Mercy is a perfect example of this. Focusing on the true story of renowned Civil Rights […]Read More

Film News: BAFTA Nominations Announced

Just a day after the dust has settled following the start of this year’s awards season at the Golden Globes, this year’s BAFTA nominations have been announced. This year’s ceremony is on February 2nd, just a week before the Oscars, so it will certainly be interesting to see how the two match up in terms […]Read More

Film News: Golden Globes 2020 Winners Revealed

Last night the stars descended on Los Angeles’ glitzy Beverly Hilton hotel for a prestigious evening of prize giving, celebrating the best films released in 2019. The Golden Globe awards are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and whilst they’re well regarded as the start of the awards season, they aren’t always the best […]Read More

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

Film News: ‘Tenet’ Trailer Released

As is the norm with the enigmatic films of Christopher Nolan, the audience often goes into the film with very little clue of what it’s really about. Step forth the trailer for Tenet, Nolan’s latest epic blockbuster that revolves around the world of international espionage and also seemingly, a favourite theme of Nolan’s films, the […]Read More

Film News: Golden Globe Nominations Announced

It’s that time of year again where we find ourselves in the midst of all the awards season hype, with several ceremonies having already started handing out gongs to some of the major players. However, many would argue that it’s the Golden Globes, the yearly ceremony organised by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, that is […]Read More

Film News: Damien Chazelle returns with ‘Babylon’, Brad Pitt and

The wunderkind returns. Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle (La La Land) has had his latest feature film, entitled Babylon, picked up by Paramount and scheduled for a Christmas 2021 release date. The film is supposedly set during the transition from silent film to “talkies” and will, similarly to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, feature a […]Read More

Film News: Final Trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of

The end of the generation-defining Skywalker Saga is upon us with the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and a final trailer has dropped that plays on the finality of this closing chapter in a story that has impacted the lives of so many, including my own. Though plot details are sparse, […]Read More

Film News: ‘The Batman’ finds its Catwoman and Riddler

Following the colossal flop that was Ben Affleck’s stint as Batman, when it was announced that director Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes) was going to be helming a stand-alone trilogy beginning with a film entitled The Batman, the frenzy around who would be cast as the caped crusader caused much debate.  […]Read More

London Film Festival Review: The Irishman

Despite a varied career that boasts a catalogue of brilliant films like Raging Bull, Hugo, The Wolf of Wall Street and Silence, it’s no secret that Martin Scorsese and the gangster film are a match made in heaven. In his latest directorial effort, with a helping hand from Netflix, Scorsese aims to meditate on his […]Read More