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

Taika Waititi to Write and Direct New ‘Star Wars’ Film

Over the last decade, Taika Waititi has established himself as one of most interesting voices in mainstream cinema. He’s already injected his idiosyncrasies into the MCU via Thor: Ragnarok and has now been announced as the writer/director of the next original film in the Star Wars universe. The Oscar winner will co-write the film with […]Read More

Interview: Nicole Miners

Film Editor and Associate Producer of upcoming mini-series Visions of a Vivid Life Elliott Jones chats to Nicole Miners, who plays the show’s mysterious lead Mako. We love supporting up and coming filmmakers, especially when they’re one of our own like ex-Film Editor Levi Aluede, who demonstrates such passion and perseverance with his approach to […]Read More

Tom Hardy is Al Capone in the First Trailer for

Tom Hardy just loves playing a criminal doesn’t he? From the Krays in Legend (2015) to Britain’s most notorious prisoner in Bronson (2008), it seems Hardy truly feels at home when embodying some of the most famous criminals in recent history. This time, he’s gone for arguably the most famous gangster of all time, the […]Read More

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